Peru will face the host Brazil in the finals of the Copa America 2019.
Peru bewildered the defending champions Chile 3-0 to reach the final of the Copa America for the first time since 1975.
The Dark Horses, Peru have shocked the continent. Again. If beating out Uruguay in the quarterfinals wasn’t enough, Peru eliminated Chile in the semifinal on Thursday.
The exceptional upset averted Chile’s golden generation from winning for a third straight title, following their conquests over Argentina in 2015 and 2016.
Surely nothing was expected of Peru in the knock-out stages after they ended the group phase with a 5-0 thrashing by Brazil.
First-half goals from Edison Flores and Yoshimar Yotún stunned the 2016 winners before Paolo Guerrero sealed the deal in stoppage time.
Peru scored their first goal, on the twenty-first-minute mark in a well-worked move. A deep cross from the right-wing to back post where Flores hammered a left-footed shot into the back of the net.
A rash decision by Chile goalkeeper Arias who left his line trying to beat Carillo, instead the winger gets ahead of the keeper and lifts the cross to the edge of the box,
Leaving an empty net for Yotún who takes one touch to control the ball mid-air, then drilling a strike. Making the lead 2-0.
Eduardo Vargas was inches away from reducing the score when his looping header knocked the woodwork in the 50th minute.
Peru puts the icing on the cake with a superb through ball from Tapia to Guerrero, who wheeled the keeper to make it 3-0 and send Peru to the Final.
Chile still won a late penalty thanks to VAR and Vargas missed a Panenka which resulted in an easy save for Gallese, Making the final score 3-0 to Peru .
The dark horses have knocked Uruguay and Chile. Now they’ll have a shot at revenge against the team that embarrassed them in the group stage, Brazil.
Sanchez’s Chile and Messi led Argentina would face each other in a match in which no one wants to play, a match for third place.