If you can believe it, there’s just four games still to be played at the 2015 Copa America. On Monday night, the host nation, Chile, and Peru are set to do battle in semifinal no. 1 for a place in Saturday’s final, where they’ll face either Argentina or Paraguay for four years’ worth of South American bragging rights.
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Chile advanced to the semifinals with a 1-0 victory over Uruguay, though you’ll probably remember that quarterfinal matchup for this moment of madness between Gonzalo Jara and Edinson Cavani. Jara has been suspended for three games, which means his tournament is done, though the same can’t be said of Arturo Vidal (three goals scored) who was arrested for DUI less than two weeks ago but returned to the starting lineup without missing a game. Mauricio Isla scored the winner against Uruguay, putting him level on goals scored with Gary Medel and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez (one goal each).
Chile vs. Peru — 7:30 pm ET — FOLLOW LIVE
For Peru, it’s been the Paolo Guerrero Show throughout their unlikely run to the semifinals. The 31-year-old, who scored five goals in the 2011 Copa, bagged his second international hat trick in a 3-1 quarterfinal victory over Bolivia last week. Christian Cueva and 36-year-old Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro have scored Peru’s two group stage goals as Los Incas advanced as runners-up in Group C.
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