Who will win the 2015 Copa America

Chile won the Copa America for the first time : Argentina embarrassed themselves in the final

Chile won the Copa America for the first time. Argentina, on the other hand, simply cannot win a big football final anymore. One year after the defeat in the World Cup final against Germany, the team around superstar Lionel Messi also lost the Copa America final against hosts Chile on Saturday after a pathetic penalty shoot-out with 1: 4. There had been no goals in the previous 120 minutes. The two-time world champion Argentina has been waiting for a Copa victory since 1993.

Chile celebrated a great triumph for the first time. In the penalty shoot-out, the hosts at the sold-out Estadio Nacional in Santiago had better nerves. All players met. With the Argentines only world star Messi had been successful from the penalty spot. Gonzalo Higuaín then shot the ball over the bar. Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saved the subsequent shot from Éver Banega.

With the Chileans, Matías Fernández, the ex-Leverkusen Arturo Vidal, Charles Aránguiz and Alexis Sánchez scored the goals for the acclaimed Copa victory. In 24 games at the South American championships, Chile had not won a single time against the Argentines.

Peru won the game for 3rd place on Friday in Concepcion against Paraguay 2-0. The goals were scored by André Carrillo (47th) and Paolo Guerrero (89th). (dpa)

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