Copa America 2015: Chile champion for the first time in its history
We said in the previous that Chile had high hopes for the Copa America 2015 for the first title in its history. Your choices went beyond playing at home, but also have a great generation of players and a coach Sampaoli, who inherited the work of Bielsa and you adjusted to reach an even higher performance.
And the lot of success finally smiles Red at the National Stadium of Santiago de Chile. He beat Argentina, the favorite, in a final that was decided on penalties. A batch of penalties in which the protagonists were Higuain and Banega by Argentina, to evil, and Claudio Bravo and Alexis Sanchez for Chile, for good.
The final was a match to strength. During the first half there were few opportunities, but the intensity that both teams put up for that detail. However, throughout the second half, the game was gradually decreasing level and opportunities remained scarce, so it was not the bright brooch tournament that many expected.
In the end, Alexis and Higuain were about to avoid overtime. Neither the Chilean, who topped crossed a great pass over the area heart, nor the Argentine, who missed a cross from Lavezzi’s death, avoided the extra time they actually left over. The fatigue was so great that none of the teams had the strength to risk or to use the failure of the rival.
Thus the penalties decided this title of the Copa America 2015. Chile launched first, hitting with Mati Fernandez, who said Messi goal. In the second, Vidal scored with some luck and Higuain sent to the clouds. Aranguiz made it 3-1 and left the responsibility to Banega, who pitched poorly and facilitated save from Bravo. So Alexis Sanchez took the ball and signed a goal for history.
At the forty-fourth edition he came lucky for Chile, while Argentina will be playing keep waiting to celebrate a title, and you go for 22 years. The third, and in 2011, it becomes for Peru, who won the consolation final to Paraguay 2-0. The next America’s Cup will not wait four years, as was held in 2016 to commemorate the centenary of the CONMEBOL.