Written by Staff Writer
27 Jun, 2016 | 4:25 pm
Chile successfully defended their Copa America title today, beating Argentina on penalties in a rematch of the 2015 final that also went to spot-kicks after a scoreless draw.
Francisco Silva converted the decisive attempt for the hosts after Lionel Messi and Lucas Biglia missed for the Albiceleste, which has now lost in the final of a major tournament for the third consecutive summer.
Chile beat Argentina 4-2 on penalties in the Copa America Centenario to defend their 2015 title, after 120 minutes of regular and extra time ended scoreless.
After Sergio Romero saved Chile’s first attempt from Arturo Vidal, Lionel Messi stepped up to the spot and sent his penalty shot well over the crossbar.
Claudio Bravo then saved a penalty from Argentina’s Lucas Biglia and Francisco Silva stepped up and beat Romero to seal the win for Chile.
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