Chile stun Argentina again on penalties to clinch second-straight Copa America title
London, June 27 : Star striker Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Chile defeated Argentina 4-2 in a dramatic shootout to lift the second consecutive Copa America Centenario title at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Monday.
After both sides failed to score goal in regulation time and extra time, Chile and Argentina were again taken to penalties to decide the winner.
Chile striker Nicolas Castillo was the first to break the deadlock as he firmly struck the crucial spot-kick. Castillo’s goal came after his teammate Arturo Vidal and Argentina’s Messi missed their respective vital penalties.
Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano soon levelled the score before Charles Aranguiz netted a penalty kick for Chile to put them in lead again,the Guardian reported.
Although Manchester United Sergio Aguero equalized the score for Argentina, Jean Beausejour and Jean Beausejour struck their respective penalties to ensure Chile lift another Copa America trophy.
The victory brought back the memories of 2015 when Chile made history on home soil by defeating Argentina 4-1 in a dramatic penalty shootout to clinch the title in Santiago.