Chile has advanced to the Copa American finals after defeating Columbia 2-0 in the semi finals game played last night.
Goals from Charles Aranguiz and Jose Fuenzalida had Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men two up at the break before torrential rain in Chicago saw the game delayed.The threat of electrical storms around Soldier Field forced the players off before they returned to a severely waterlogged pitch to complete the game some two hours behind schedule.Chile came into the game on a high after beating Mexico 7-0 and took only six minutes to make their mark again.
With Arsenal stopper David Ospina beaten, the Universidad Catolica full back scored one of the easiest goals of his career by sidefooting into the empty net.
Chile, who were already missing midfielders Arturo Vidal and Marcelo Diaz, lost Pedro Pablo Hernandez after half an hour when he limped off injured and the resulting reshuffle took the wind out of their sails.
Colombia did not give up and came close on several occasions but conditions underfoot were difficult for both sides and the score remained 2-0.They will now play hosts United States in the third-fourth place playoff on Saturday.
Sunday’s final will be the second time Argentina and Chile have met in the tournament. Argentina beat Chile 2-1 in their opening Group D match earlier this month.