COPA AMERICA: CHILE FAILS TO MAKE IT TO THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE FINAL OF THE COPA AMERICA AS PERU FACES BRAZIL IN THE FINAL CAMPAIGN
Peru made their campaign of the Copa America 2019 to the final after a 3-0 win over the two times champions Chile.
The two countries from the same group stage of the tournament will be featuring in the final of the Copa America on July 7, Peru had four points in the group stage, where their opening match was against Venezuela which ended on a 0-0, and their second match was against Bolivia, they won 3-0 and lost their third match against the hosting country Brazil on a 5-0 defeat.
They went on to qualify to the quarter finals as one of the best losers together with Paraguay. Peru qualified through to the semi finals after a penalty shootout against Uruguay and now unto the semi final to defeat Chile on a 3-0 win.
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Chile lined up their starting 11 and Peru as well, the match kick started at 1:30am, where Chile had 65% of the ball possession and Peru had 35%. There was no goal in the first 20 minutes of the game and just at 21st minute, the dreadlock was broken as Edison Flores of Peru scored the first goal with an assist from Andre Carrillo and on the 38th minute Andre Carrillo made his second assist of the match forYoshimar Yotun making Peru lead the first half with goals. In the second half, there was no goal until 90+1 minutes, where Paolo Guerrero scored the third goal for Peru with an assist from Renato Tapia. By this time Carrillo had already been substituted in the 71st minute because of injury he sustained, also Christofer Gonzales was brought of the pitch because of injury too in the 50th minute of the second half. There was a penalty missed from Eduardo Vargas in the 90+5 mins.
MAN OF THE MATCH (MOTM)
PEDRO GALLESE (Peruvian Goalkeeper)
Gallese had 7 saves in the match
Argentina will be facing chile in the 3rd place, making it the third consecutive time both teams are meeting, the previous two meetings were in the final and now in the 3rd place on 6th of July. The final of the 2019 COPA AMERICA will be between Brazil and Peru who already met once in the group stage.