Santa Fe, Argentina, Jul 17 -- Uruguay advanced to the semifinals of the Copa America with a penalty shootout victory over hosts Argentina on Saturday, with Carlos Tevez having his spotkick saved.The game ended 1-1 after regulation time and there was no addition to that scoreline in extra time. The final tally in the shootout was 5-4 to Uruguay.
Diego Perez gave Uruguay a surprise 1-0 lead in the 6th minute, but Gonzalo Higuain equalized in the 18th. Argentina had a man advantage from the 39th when Perez received his second yellow. But goalkeeper Fernando Muslera and Uruguay's rugged defense stopped Argentina, which had a dozen chances in regulation and extra time.The teams returned to even strength when Javier Mascherano was sent off on a red card in the 87th.AP