Chile have won back-to-back Copa America trophies after beating Argentina 4-2 on penalties.
This was the second year in a row that Chile and Argentina faced off in the Copa America final and the match ended 0-0 after 90 minutes. There were 2 red cards given in the first half with Marcelo Diaz got given two yellow cards while Marcus Rojo got a straight red just before the halftime break.
During extra time, there were some chances from both teams, particularly Argentina. Sergio Aguero had the best chance with a looping header from a free kick that was magnificently saved by Chile’s goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. There were no goals in the 30 minutes of extra time so the final would be decided by penalties which was the case in the last Copa America final.
Arturo Vidal took the first penalty for Chile and was saved by Sergio Romero. Lionel Messi was first for Argentina and hit his shoot over the bar. Nicolás Castillo (Chile), Javier Mascherano (Argentina) , Charles Aránguiz (Chile), Sergio Aguero (Argentina) and Jean Beausejour (Chile) converted their penalties which made the scoreline 3-2 to Chile. Lucas Biglia took the next penalty for Argentina and his shoot was saved by Bravo. Chile’s Francisco Silva only had to score his penalty and Chile would become Copa America champions. He converted his penalty and Chile were winners once again on penalties.
Heartbreak for Argentina again as they have lost their past 3 major tournament finals (2 Copa America finals and a FIFA World Cup final) while Chile taste their second Copa America trophy in a row.
Argentina 1-1 Chile
Chile won 4-2 on penalties
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46% Possession (%) 54%
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