Brazil is waiting for which team will be meet in the final after yesterday, Brazil wins 2-0 against Argentina. Chile is in the Copa América (CA) semi-finals, and favorites to proceed by any means, having now won their last three penalty shootouts at the CA. The quarter-final stalemate with Colombia was Chile’s third match in succession to separate the teams by less than 1.5 goals.
Each of Chile’s last three penalty shootout wins in the CA have come after a goalless 120 minutes, but their recent CA record against teams currently ranked lower than themselves (W7, D0, L0 – GF 26, GA 5) demands a win inside the regulation 90 minutes.
Peru is also here after a goalless 120 minutes in their quarter-final, producing their fourth scoring blank in five CA outings dating back to June 2016. In turn, it is now three CA matches against higher-ranked opposition (as of June 2019) without a victory (D2, L1 – GF 0, GA 5).
If all matches including friendlies are brought into the equation, each of the last three matches involving Peru not to end goalless have yielded a win/loss margin of over 1.5 goals (W1, L2). So too have those three matches seen the winner on the day net exactly twice in the second half.
Players to watch: Alexis Sánchez (CHI) and Édison Flores (PER) scored their nation’s respective winning penalties in the quarter-finals, and were also the last goalscorers (in the second half) in their most recent CA victories.
Stat attack: A majority (four) of Chile’s last seven CA meetings with teams currently ranked below them have seen ‘La Roja’ win the first half ‘to-nil’
Chile’s last three competitive H2H meetings against Peru have seen them win the first half by a one-goal margin, and draw the second by a 1-1 scoreline.
Peru’s last three matches won/lost either way have seen the last goal arrive beyond the 89th minute each time.
Referee: Roldan W. (Col),
Venue: Arena do Grêmio (Porto Alegre)