- Associated Press - Saturday, June 4, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - Paolo Guerrero scored and Peru dodged a chance in stoppage time to hold on for a 1-0 victory over Haiti on Saturday night in their Group B opener in Copa America.

Guerrero - the leading scorer of the last two Copa America tournaments - found the back of the net with a diving header, off the bending feed from Edison Flores, from the top of the 6-yard box in the 61st minute.

Guerrero became Peru’s career leader with 27 goals, breaking Teofilo Cubillas’ record set in the 1978 World Cup.

Haiti, which had just five shots, saw its best chance of the match slip away in the 94th minute. Kervens Belfort made a run at goal but his header - off a perfectly placed free kick by Jeff Louis - from about three yards outs was wide right. It was the last play before the full-time whistle.

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