Hosts Chile reached its first Copa America final since 1987 following a pulsating 2-1 win over a ten-man Peru on Tuesday.
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Peru were handed a hammer blow early in proceedings after star defender Carlos Zambrano was sent off for what looked to be an innocuous challenge.
Napoli striker Eduardo Vargas was the hero for Chile, scoring both his side’s goals to hand his side the opportunity to win its first ever Copa America crown.
Chile star Arturo Vidal was lucky not to be sent off early in the game for shoving the face of Zambrano, however the Peru defender was not shown the same leniency and was given his marching orders after making contact with Charles Aranguiz.
Peru’s frustrations grew even stronger when Vargas scored his first after he srambled home from close range after Alexis Sanchez’s long-range strike bounced off the post.
An excellent cross from Peru right-back Luis Advincula was turned into the back of net by Chile defender Gary Medel, levelling proceedings iin the 60th minute.
Chile wasted no time getting back in the lead after Vargas scored a fine goal from 25 yards.