Simply Amazing! Chile wins the Copa America for the second year in a row beating Argentina in a penalty shootout. HollywoodLife.com has your score and details on all the soccer action!
What an amazing tournament! Ultimately the best team prevailed on June 26th, when Chile outscored Argentina in a heated game to become the champions of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. After double overtime action and penalty kicks, Chile proved to the world they are the best team in the Copa America this year. Bravo boys, well done!
The final score at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in this exciting Copa America game saw Chile on top, 0-0 beating Argentina in penalty kicks 4-2. Argentinian star Lionel Messi, 29, was brought to tears after missing his penalty kick and ultimately losing the game.
It was a wild one. The officials lost control of this match early with two red cards going out before halftime, one for each team. The red cards were on top of the several yellow cards handed out. The discipline included a warning for global soccer superstar Messi, who got into a bit of trouble of his own before the second half even began!
Argentina played the aggressor in the first half, out-shooting their Chilean opponents 7-0 in the first half alone. Yet, neither Argentina nor Chile could not get the ball into the net during regulation as both teams were shut-out for both the first and second half of the game as well as 2 overtimes! Argentina had high-scoring games in every match leading up to this final but not in this one. Chile was the first team that has been able to slow down the high-powered offense led by world-class striker Messi.
It was a long journey for both of these teams leading up to the Copa America final game. Argentina delivered a heart-breaking defeat to the US Men’s National team in the semifinals, shutting out the Americans 4-0. Chile did their own bit of damage in the early rounds. The Chileans handed Mexico a huge defeat, shutting them out 7-0 before not allowing a score against Colombia in the semifinals in their victory over them, 2-0.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the Copa America Centenario tournament held in the United States this year? Were you pleased with who won the final game? Let us know what you think of the Centenario final!