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Chile upset Messi’s Argentina to win Copa America

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez scored the winner as they beat star studded Argentina to win Copa America for first time

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez scored the winner as they beat star studded Argentina to win Copa America for first time

Chile have upset world favourites Argentina to win the Copa America football tournament on home soil in the country’s capital Santiago.

Playing against a team that boasts names such as Lionel Messi, the odds were staked against Chile.

But the Chileans proved this was the time to give home fans a reason to smile or never as they frustrated Messi and his blue and white stripped colleagues to give Chile its first Copa America trophy in history.

After a hard fought defensive 90 minutes, it went into penalty shoot-outs.

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez took advantage of Gonzalo Higuain firing over the bar to slot home the winner that set the home crowd into ecstasy.

Chile shows how to beat Barcelona

With Barcelona’s dominance of European football emblazoned across the minds of  most soccer lovers, Chile showed that denying Messi an inch of space would kill their game plan,

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