Early goals from Charles Aranguiz and Jose Fuenzalida helped Chile to a 2-0 win against Colombia in a weather-delayed Copa America semifi...
Early goals from Charles Aranguiz and Jose Fuenzalida helped Chile to a 2-0 win against Colombia in a weather-delayed Copa America semifinal in Chicago.
Aranguiz was in the right place at the right time to tap home a poor Juan Cuadrado clearance in the seventh minute to give La Roja an early 1-0 lead.
|Sanchez celebrates with Aranguiz after the opener|
A Claudio Bravo goal kick found Alexis Sanchez on the left flank, and the Arsenal man cut back inside and smashed a shot off the post. Ospina could only look on as a charging Fuenzalida beat the Colombia defence to the rebound to tap home for a 2-0 lead.
As the teams went to the locker room, the skies in Chicago opened up and rain and lightning forced organisers to tell fans to seek cover and delay the match for over two hours.
When play resumed on the soggy field, Colombia's hopes of a second-half rally were dented as Carlos Sanchez was issued his second yellow card of the match and sent off leaving Colombia to finish with 10 men.
|The pitch was pretty wet after restart from the 2 hour delay|
Watch goals below