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America advance to quarters with 1-0 win over Paraguay

Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), June 12 : The United States advanced to the Copa America Centerio football quarter-fils for the second time with a 1-0 win against Paraguay at Lincoln Fincial Field despite playing the fil 42 minutes with just 10 players.

Clint Dempsey scored in the first half to put the US in front before De Andre Yedlin was sent off early in the second half on Saturday.

Paraguay were elimited in the group stage for only the second time in the last 10 editions of Copa America.

Paraguay had a golden chance in the 11th minute, attacking three-on-one. The US centre back John Brooks stayed in position before delivering a perfectly timed tackle on Miguel Almiron as part of a Man of the Match performance.

The decisive moment came in the 27th minute when Dempsey arrived right on time inside the box to smash it past goalkeeper Justo Villar for his second goal of the tourment. IANS

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