July 20, 2011
Already down 2-0 after Luis Suarez scored twice in five minutes in the Copa America semifinal, Peru's Juan Manuel Vargas expressed his frustration in the form of an elbow to Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates' face. That earned Vargas a straight red card and get him sent off in the 68th minute, seriously damaging Peru's chances of a comeback. And Coates' chances of smelling anything for the next for hours.
Uruguay held their 2-0 lead until the end, sealing their spot in the final and a chance at winning the tournament for a record 15th time (Brazil only has eight wins).