Chile and Argentina will meet for the third time in the last year in the Copa America as La Roja reached the final of the Copa Centenario with a 2-0 win over Colombia in a weather-delayed game in
Chicago. Chile, the 2015 Copa America winner over Argentina in a shootout in the final, fell to Argentina in their opening game of the Centenario.
The USA will now meet Colombia in their own rematch of their Centenario opener in
Saturday's third-place game at the University of Phoenix.
Chile used the same approach it took against Mexico, which it stunned, 7-0, in the quarterfinals, pressing the Colombians early
and opening up a 2-0 lead on goals by Charles Aranguiz and Jose Fuenzalida after 11 minutes.
Colombia recovered from its horrible start to force Chile keeper Claudio
Bravo into saves on Roger Martinez, Carlos Sanchez and Edwin Cardona in the first half.
But any momentum the Cafeteros had ended when the teams were forced to
wait for two hours to restart the second half because of the threat of lightning.
In the 58th minute, the game was effectively over when Sanchez was sent off for his second yellow card by
Salvadoran referee Joel Aguilar.