Who won COPA America 2016? In a rematch of COPA America 2016 final, Chile again emerged as the winner.
Argentina has remained on the sidelines of being champion, again. The Chilean team achieved the COPA of the America Cup after winning in series of penalties (4-2) to Argentina.
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Who won COPA America 2016?
Lionel Messi and Lucas Biglia missed with their shots for Chile failed Arturo Vidal. For 120 minutes the goalkeepers, Claudio Bravo, and Sergio Romero took the lead with great saves.
But it was the Brazilian referee, Herber Lopes, who took the lead by drawing six yellow cards. And expelling Marcelo Diaz and Marcos Rojo.
COPA America 2016 – Final:
What is Copa America? In a vibrant and exciting match, La Roja took the title in penalties. Lionel Messi missed his and Claudio Bravo held back the shot to Lucas Biglia. Sergio Romero had stopped the shot to Arturo Vidal.
In this way, Chile got the second title of its history and strikingly both trophies were lifted facing Argentina. In 2015 they won in penalties, in the COPA America organized in his country.
Unlike the previous title, in this case, the Red team suffered the absence of Jorge Valdivia. It was one of the figures of the 2015 champion team, by the decision of the coaching staff and Matias Fernandez, for an injury to his left knee. In addition, Jorge Sampaoli was the coach of that champion.
However, Juan Antonio Pizzi knew how to make up for the absences and the team went from low to high performance. It started with a 2-1 loss to tonight’s opponent, but then beat Bolivia 2-1 with a controversial penalty and beat Panama 4-2, securing second place in Group D.
In the shootout, Chile won by 4 to 2, after Lionel Messi kicked out. Claudio Bravo, the Chilean goalkeeper stopped the pitch of Lucas Biglia. Read more about Copa America here.