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Raúl Ruidíaz, Peru play to scoreless draw in 2019 Copa América opener against Venezuela

Peru kicked off its 2019 Copa América campaign on Saturday with a scoreless draw against Venezuela. La Blanquirrroja put the ball in the back of the net twice, but both goals were disallowed after Video Review. Seattle Sounders FC forward Raúl Ruidíaz, who entered the prestigious South American tournament with six goals and one assist from 10 MLS appearances this season, made the matchday roster but remained on the bench all afternoon.

Peru dominated most of the game, but were repeatedly rebuffed by Venezuela’s goalkeeper, Wuilker Faríñez. La Blanquirroja will face Bolivia in the second match of the group stage on June 18 (2:30 p.m. PT; ESPN+).