Copa America ’16 final: Chile – Argentina 4-2 : Chile win second dramatic CA title against Argentina after penalties 0 Copa America 16, This special extra edition of Copa America Centenario, played in the US, meant a glorious confirmation that Chile’s golden generation of footballers are truly something special, underlined by cleaning the house for the individual awards of the tournament: Best Player (Alexis Sanchez), Best goal scorer (Eduardo Vargas, 6 goals) and Golden Gloves (Claudio Bravo, 3 clean sheets). Those hose who saw the final last summer will be forgiven if there was a feeling of déja vu: just like last year, Chile won Copa America on penalties, again against Argentina in the final, and once more with 0-0 at full time and extra time, and with a 4-2 final score.

купить Метадон Чадан Argentina dominated the first half and started off the game furiously with several dangerous opportunities, none more golden than Gonzalo Higuaíns narrow miss one-on-one with Chilean keeper Claudio Bravo after picking Gary Medel’s pockets. Chile were truly against the ropes and even more so when Marcelo Díaz got his walking orders with a rather harsh second yellow card for blocking Messi, who cunningly targeted Díaz knowing he was already on a yellow. But just a few minutes from half-time, the referee made sure the playing field was level again by sending off Argentina’s Marcos Rojo for a foul on Chile’s Arturo Vidal – it did feel over the top to give a straight red and that the referee wanted to make up for having sent off Díaz earlier.

source link In the second half Chile got forward more as Alexis Sanchez started to run the show by assisting a handful of chances for the title holders, most notably an assist to Vargas who sprinted on the right channel but saw his shot blocked by Argentina’s goalkeeper Sergio Romero. On the other side, both Sergio Agüero and Lionel Messi each had a shot wide before, just before the 90 minutes, Claudio Bravo performed a world class save, leaping like a salmon to tip Agüero’s goal-bound header over the bar.

After extra time where both teams understandably were more focussed on not letting in a goal than scoring one, the game went to penalties where there was a sensational start: Vidal had his central effort saved by Romero and and Messi sensationally blasted his penalty over the bar. The match was decided by Claudio Bravo’s excellent penalty save on Biglia’s well-struck penalty, allowing Silva to slam in the decisive penalty that sent the Chilean team and their entire nation into wild celebrations!

Congratulations Chile, Champions of the Copa America Centenario 2016! :)


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