It was déjà vu once again as Argentina🇦🇷 were beaten👊 by Chile🇨🇱 on penalties for the 2nd time in 2 years in a Copa America final.
Having scored 18 goals⚽ in the tournament, Argentina started on the front foot. Gonzalo Higuain had a golden opportunity in the first half when he was through on goal with just the keeper✋ to beat😳. The Napoli striker couldn't keep his nerves😓 and his chip over the keeper missed❌ the target. Chile were reduced to 10 men when Diaz was sent off📒📒 for a second bookable offence after he blocked ⚡Lionel Messi's run. However, Argentina's advantage was short-lived as the referee issued a red card for Marcos Rojo📕 for his challenge on Vidal. Replays📹 suggested that it was a harsh call from the official😮. After the dismissals, both teams went into a shell🛡 and failed to score at the end of 90 minutes⏱. Kun Aguero⭐ had two opportunities in extra time; his header off a Messi's free-kick was brilliantly saved👏 by Claudio Bravo and he failed to keep his shot down when he was played into space at the edge of the box😟. After 120 minutes, it was once again time for a shootout🔫 to decide the champions.
💪Arturo Vidal's penalty was well saved by Romero. Messi astonishingly skied💫 his spot kick😱. Bravo kept Lucas Biglia's shot out and the rest of Chileans kept their cool😎 and dispatched their penalties in style to win the shootout 4⃣-2⃣.
CHI: Vidal (❌), Castillo (✅), Aranguiz (✅), Beausejour(✅), Silva (✅)
ARG: Messi (❌), Mascherano (✅), Aguero (✅), Bigilia (❌)
Highlights 📹: https://goo.gl/57fsMO
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