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Copa America : Argentina vs Chile – the epic finale once again

Argentina will meet once again Chile in Copa America final. Argentina and Chile met in 2015 Copa America final which was ended 0-0 draw before the penalty takes place. Chile won the Copa America 2015 on penalties. Here, they come once again in Argentina’s way.

Argentina reached to Copa America Centenario final cruising past USA with 4-0 win. Chile on the other hand defeated the insurgent Colombia 2-0 to reach to the final. Chile has defended his title till semifinal, will they be able to defend it against the world no.1 Argentina?

Chile made it to the final beating some of the tournament favorites. In quarterfinal they met the dark horse Mexico and thrashed them 7-0. In semifinal they defeated 2001 winner Colombia to make it to the final.

Lionel Messi celebrates with Gonzalo Higuain

Lionel Messi celebrates with Gonzalo Higuain. Photograph: Charles Krupa/AP

Argentina didn’t face any team who has challenged them so far except Chile in group stage. But, Argentina defeated defending champion 2-1 in their opening night comfortably. Argentina cruised past each and every opponent with an ease, scoring 18 goals in five matches. Will they be able to avenge against Chile?

The atmosphere is set, and the epic finale, Argentina vs Chile – once again will be played in second consecutive time between these two of the nations in Copa America. Argentina has the world’s best in his team as Lionel Messi, and they are world’s best as well. Chile will rely on their firepower in Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas. Ever Banega will cope up with Arturo Vidal in the middle. Sergio Romero will have to be ready for penalties as well as Claudio Bravo. It is certainly going to be an epic finale.

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Argentine has Messi, the world’s best in his best form. He has scored five goals and assisted four in his four appearances, although he has started the game only two times in quarterfinal & semifinal. Chile has Eduardo vargas, the leading goal scorer of Copa America Centenario. He has scored six goals so far in five appearances as well, scoring four in Mexico demise.

Argentina will be playing their 3rd final in three consecutive years. They dearly misses a trophy in their cabinet after a 23 years drought. On the other hand Chile made it to their first final and tasted success in Copa America 2015. They emerged victorious on the expense of Argentina’s sorrows.

This time Argentina would love to deny hurting themselves, and get an emphatic win over their South American rivals. Chile have a psychological advantage going into the final but Messi’s Argentina is not going to give up this time. The time has come to pull the trigger and Messi has made his statement loud and clear.

Argentina vs Chile – the epic finale will be played on Sunday night in America which will be telecasted on Sony ESPN at 5:30 Am on Monday in India.

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