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Chile vs. Argentina Copa America Final

Chile vs. Argentina Copa America Final

Posted by PanamericanWorld on July 01, 2015

The 2015 Copa America Final comes to a close this Saturday with home nation Chile looking to take full advantage of the noisy atmosphere at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos when they tale on Lionel Messi and company.

Chile have really enjoyed entertaining the masses on home soil during the Copa America and they have only conceded four goals from their five matches and will fancy their chances of knocking over Argentina.

They finished top of Group A with seven points from a possible nine after beating Ecuador and Bolivia 2-0 and 5-0 respectively, while their other match ended in a 3-3 draw against Mexico.

Chile went into the knockout stages full of confidence and that showed as they dumped out defending champions Uruguay in the quarter-finals with Mauricio Isla scoring the winner with nine minutes remaining.

Two goals from Eduardo Vargas, either side of a Gary Medel own goal, were enough for Chile to book their place in the final with a 2-1 win against Peru and attempt to win the tournament for the first ever time.

Argentina, on the other hand, have won the Copa America 14 times but their last victory was back in 1993 – although they did lose in the final in 2004 and 2007.

Gerardo Martino’s men also qualified for the quarter-finals as pool leaders in Group B but they were far from brilliant in their three matches.

They defeated Uruguay and Jamaica by 1-0 scorelines after their opening game against Paraguay ended in a 2-2 draw.

Argentina needed penalties in their quarter-final tie against Colombia with Carlos Tevez the hero after ending the tie after it went to sudden death.

After their opening day draw against Paraguay, Argentina got a lot of stick for their performance and many doubted if they had the bottle to reach the Copa America Final.

Well they proved their doubters wrong by clashing with Paraguay in the semi-final with Angel di Maria scoring twice, Marcos Rojo, Javier Pastore, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain all scoring in a 6-1 hammering.

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