Chile – Peru: The battle between champion and rebel
Peru was shocked to eliminate Uruguay in the quarterfinals, but the defending champion Chile will be a much bigger challenge.
Chile is aiming for the third consecutive Copa America final, miracle that only Argentina has established from 1945-1947 years. “We want to leave a legacy as a champion for three consecutive years,” said veteran midfielder Arturo Vidal. “We want to play the best match before Peru. Finalists are again a historic achievement.”
Meanwhile, Peru is shocked with the type of Copa America Uruguay’s most successful football team in the quarterfinals. The strange rule in this year’s tournament when the two teams had to shoot right after they drew two main rounds gave Peru a surprise. This team has been conceded three times but the referee refused all three, forcing Uruguay to step into the series of “gunfights” of chance.
In 2015, Chile also met Peru in the semi-finals at home. Chile defeated the opponent 2-1 by beating Argentina in the final. This is their first Copa America title, and Chilean players can be confident in this historic element.
The match between Chile and Peru will witness a battle between the best scorers in the Copa America history. Eduardo Vargas of Chile and Peru captain Paolo Guerrero have 12 goals together.
In the next match, Chile has full force to go to the field. Meanwhile, Peru only had the case of Jefferson Farfan to watch after missing out on a series of quarter-finals against Uruguay.