Paolo Guerrero scored in the 83rd minute to give Peru a well-earned 1-0 victory over Mexico on Friday in the Copa America.

After a lifeless first half, Peru had a half-dozen clear scoring chances in the second half - hitting the post twice - before Guerrero broke through against Mexico goalkeeper Luis Michel.

Chile and Peru each have 4 points to lead Group C after two matches. Uruguay, which drew 1-1 against Chile earlier on Friday, has 2 and Mexico has 0 points.

In the final group matches, Chile faces Peru and Uruguay plays Mexico. Mexico and Costa Rica are playing mostly under-23 players in the tournament, as guest entries from the CONCACAF region.