Unfortunately for everyone in Chile’s way, the team seems to be getting better and better with every match at this summer’s Copa America Centenario.
Juan Antonio Pizzi’s side continued where they left off against Mexico, picking up a 2-0 win against Colombia on Wednesday night in the tournament’s second semifinal.
Charles Aránguiz and Jose Fuenzalida gave the Chileans an early lead, notching goals in the seventh and 11th minutes, respectively.
A lengthy weather delay forced the teams into the locker room for an extended period during halftime, but play resumed after nearly two-and-a-half hours.
Needing a goal to find its way back into the match, Colombia came out strong to open the second half, and had a legitimate claim for a penalty kick in the 47th minute. Los Cafeteros employed effective high pressure and Daniel Torres nearly drew a spot kick after beating Gonzalo Jara to the ball on an errant pass and being taken down.
Colombia’s attempt at a comeback took a massive hit in the 57th minute, though, when Carlos Sanchez received his second yellow card. With the Colombians forced to play with 10 men for the remainder of the match, their uphill battle was simply too difficult to conquer.
Chile will take on Argentina in the tournament finale on Sunday night — a rematch of 2015 Copa America final — while Colombia will face the U.S. Men’s National Team in the third-place game on Saturday.Follow @MattReedFutbol