Yesterday, the 3rd quarter-final of the ongoing season of Copa America took place between Chile and Colombia at the Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo. Chile confirmed the semi-final ticket by defeating Colombia and now, the two times back to back Copa America winner Chile will face Peru in the semi-final. It seems Peru would be a comparatively easy opponent to the current champion.
At the Sao Paulo, the 3rd quarter-final between Chile and Colombia ended with a 0 – 0 goal after the end of the selected time. So, the winner was decided through the tie-breaker. And through the penalty shootout, the current Copa America champion Chile moved to the semi-final by defeating Colombia. The won by a 5 – 4 goals. Both teams found the net in their first four shots each and so, the last shot brought the result out. Colombian player Tesillo missed the 5th shot. His shot went outside of the post. For Chile, Sanchez came to take the 5th shot and he did not miss.
If we consider the history of Chile in the tournament, since the last two seasons, they are as usual good in the competition. This time, they were placed into group C and started their Copa America journey by destroying Japan by a 4 – 0 goal. Vargas scored two goals in the match. In their 2nd match, the current champion faced Ecuador and also beat them by a 2 – 1 goal. But in their 3rd match against Uruguay, Chile tested their first defeat. By winning the first two matches, they secured their place into the quarter-final. And now, by beating Colombia, Chile confirmed the semi-final ticket.
On the other hand, their knockout round opponent Colombia also started their journey in the tournament with the victory. They beat Argentina in their inaugural match by a 2 – 0 goal. In their 2nd match, they beat Qatar by a 1 – 0 goal. And in their 3rd match, Colombia won against Paraguay by a 1 – 0 goal so far. BY winning the three group stage matches, they moved to the quarter-final where Chile was waiting for them. And now, their journey has ended in the season of Copa America. Due to the penalty miss of Tesillo, team Colombia could not move to the Copa America semi-final.