Alexis Sanchez and David Ospina will face each other in the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario after Chile smashed Mexico 7-0 at Levi’s Stadium in California.
Mexico, who entered the game on the back of a 22-game unbeaten run and with fervent backing in the stands, were torn apart from the off as Edson Puch gave Chile the lead on 16 minutes.
Eduardo Vargas doubled the lead on 43 minutes thanks to an Alexis assist, then the Arsenal man got in on the act himself four minutes after the break.
Alexis scores Chile’s third goal of the night pic.twitter.com/rt2rtsCYdM
— Terje (@TerjeGooner) June 19, 2016
Alexis again assisted Vargas on 52 minutes before the ex-QPR man completed a remarkable hat trick five minutes later. The goals kept on flowing for Chile, Vargas grabbing his fourth on 74 minutes and Puch rounding things off late on.
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Argentina will face USA in the first semi-final in Houston on Tuesday night. Chile and Colombia battle it out at Chicago’s Soldier Field stadium on Wednesday. The final will be played on Sunday 26 June at MetLife Stadium…the way it’s shaping up it could well be a repeat of last year’s finale.