Sampaoli Hails 'Difficult' Win

  •, Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:54 PM
Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli hailed his team's 1-0 Copa America quarter-final win against Uruguay as a defining moment as they sealed a berth in the semifinals courtesy of a solitary Mauricio Isla goal. "Beating Uruguay is a defining moment and an important step because Uruguay, at this stage, are difficult for any team," Sampaoli told reporters. "Chile won against a difficult team who were never resigned to the option of a draw. We beat very good opponents and played well, despite failing to create a lot of chances in relation to the domination we enjoyed. The game went as we expected. If we didn't score early, it would be complicated."

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