Copa America Centenario 2016: Final Chile beat Argentina in a penalty shootout to win :- The day has finally arrived and the platform is all set at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for the final of the Copa America Centenario 2016.
Argentina vs Chile Copa America Centenario 2016 Final
Argentina vs Chile:
Francisco Silva for Chile and he scores into corner! Chile win 4-2!
Lucas Biglia for Argentina and saved! 3-2
Jean Beausejour for Chile and scores! 3-2
Sergio Aguero for Argentina and scores! 2-2
Charles Aranguiz for Chile and scores! 2-1
Mascherano for Argentina and scores! 1-1
Castillo up next for Chile: He scores! 1-0
Messi first for Argentina: It is missed! 0-0
Chile’s Vidal is up first: It is saved! 0-0
Chile to go first. Romero in goal.
FULL TIME: We’re into penalties once again between these two in the final. Last time Chile won. Can Argentina prevail now?
The two finalist who will the take the guard in the big final on June 27 is Argentina and the last year champion Chile. This final is same as the final of the 2015 Copa America, where Chile won by 4-1 on the penalty against the Messi’s Argentina.
The Argentina has played brilliant football in this tournament as they had won all their matches of Copa America 2016. This team began their Copa’s campaign with a bang by snatching a win in their first game against the Chile by 2-1.
Then they went on to win against the Panama by 5-0 and against the Bolivia by 4-0. Argentina topped their group and reached the quarterfinal where they thrashed Venezuela by 4-1 to register their spot in the semi-final.
Albiceleste has reached the final on the back of the solid win in the semifinal against the host USA by the goal difference of 4-0. Argentina team is in top form and they are fully equipped in all the departments. Their defence and offence both look solid.
This team has scored the incredible number of 18 goals so far in this tournament and has conceded only 2 goals. This really is some solid performance from this team.
On the other side, the defending champion Chile’s journey in this year’s Copa America has been a bit of roller-coaster ride. This team has lost their opening game against the Argentina and then went on to win the other next games against the minor teams like Bolivia and the Panama.
Although, a moment arrived for Chile when they thrashed the Mexico in the quarterfinal by 7-0. This win for the chile is one of the biggest wins in terms of goals in the history of Copa America.
Then, they showed what momentum can do for a team as they thrashed the Colombia in the semifinal by 2-0 and now they are in the final and would like to repeat what did in last year’s Copa America.
There is few injury concern for the Argentina team as Ezequiel Lavezzi, Angel Di Maria, Augusto Fernandez and Marcos Rojo all are in doubt for this match.
Chile team’s thin tank has the habit of changing their playing squad in every match and it is expected that they would do the same even in this match.
ARGENTINA PREDICTED LINEUP (4-3-3)
Romero – Rojo, Funes Mori, Otamendi, Mercado – Mascherano, Banega, Biglia – Lamela, Messi, Higuain.
CHILE PREDICTED LINEUP (4-3-3)
Bravo – Beausejour, Jara, Medel, Isla – Vidal, Diaz, Aranguiz – Fuenzalida, Sanchez, Vargas.
HEAD TO HEAD
These teams have faced each other for the total number of 20 times and out of that, Argentina had won 12 matches, whereas Chile remained victorious only in 4 matches and remaining 4 matches resulted in the draw.
The Football experts all across the globe have predicted for the Argentina to win this game as they are in supreme form and has the winning momentum from the very first match of this tournament.