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Colombia 3, El Salvador 0 Honduras 2, Peru 1

May 6, 1994

MIAMI (AP) _ Colombia, preparing for the World Cup and playing without its best player, beat El Salvador 3-0 Thursday night to win the Miami Cup.

Antony DeAvila, Harold Lozano and Ivan Valenciano scored in the second half to give Colombia the title in the four-team tournament.

Colombia, which plays the United States, Switzerland and Romania in the World Cup next month, was without Faustino Asprilla, who on Wednesday completed his season with the Italian club Parma.

DeAvila scored in the 54th minute when an attempted clear by goalkeeper Carlos Rivera hit DeAvila’s leg and deflected into the net. Lozano scored in the 78th minute, and Valenciano connected on a 35-yard free kick with three minutes to go.

In the consolation game, Honduras defeated Peru 2-1 on a breakaway goal by Milton Garcia with three minutes left.

Honduran midfielder Luis Calix threaded a pass to Garcia, who raced in on goal, faked Peruvian goalkeeper Miguel Miranda and scored from 10 yards out.

On Tuesday, Honduras lost 3-1 to El Salvador and Peru lost 1-0 to Colombia in the opening round.

Percy Aguilar gave Peru a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute when he ran onto a through ball from Roberto Palacios. His 12-yard shot easily beat goalkeeper Juan Palacios.

Miranda preserved Peru’s one-goal lead with a diving save on a 20-yard free kick by Calix in the 62nd minute. However, in the 75th minute Miranda fouled Victor Lopez at the edge of the penalty area, and Nicolas Suazo converted the penalty kick to make it 1-1.

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