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With a spectacular performance by goalkeeper Gajardo, Chile draws 2-2 against Brazil in normal time and triumphs 4-3 on penalty kicks

Chilean archer was the great hero of the night. He scored Chile's equalizer and made a crucial save in the penalty shootout. Taking La Roja to the Copa America final

26/07/2022 20h43 Updated 10 months
Por: Press Office
Photo: FIF7
Photo: FIF7

The semifinal matches of the men's Copa America were the main attraction on Tuesday night (26) at SB5 Fútbol - Quadra 1, in Buenos Aires. On court, Brazil and Chile sought a spot in the final of Copa América. In regulation time, the teams ended in a 2-2 draw and Chile secured a place in the final with a 4-3 victory in the penalty shootout.

Brazil and Chile are one step away from the great final. Both teams achieved good results and the duel was highly anticipated. In the first half, the teams played an extremely balanced and hard-fought match. At 13, Chile had a good chance to take the scoreboard off zero, but the opportunity was neutralized by the Brazilian defense. The Brazilian team responded quickly. However, it was La Roja's turn to defend successfully. The teams tried hard, but no one managed to finish the first half with an advantage. 0-0.

In the second half, a spectacular match. Both teams came back ready to score and they did. In the 10th minute, Andreas received the ball in the box and with the tip of his boot scored Brazil's goal. But Chile responded quickly. Calderon, after a beautiful move worked by La Roja, received a perfect pass and cart and scored the equalizer. 1 a 1. The emotions continued. With 15, Marcelinho took the ball and made a beautiful shot from afar to put the Brazilian team in advantage again. 2-1. Brazil managed the result and created good opportunities to define themselves, but could not. In the last minute, Gajardo, Chile's goalkeeper, shot and the Brazilian goalkeeper could not prevent the Chilean goal. A heroic tie. Final: Brazil 2 x 2 Chile. The first finalist in the Copa América would only be known in the penalty shootout.

There, there was a lot of emotion. Both teams converted two of the three penalties in the regular series. The winner of the match would be determined through alternate shootouts. After a fourth series of good shootouts. In the fifth, both teams were unsuccessful - a 3-3 score so far. In the sixth serie of penalties, Gajardo saved the Canarinho penalty and it was at Navarrete's feet that Chile qualified. He took the penalty well and put Chile in the final of the Copa America. La Roja will face the winner of the duel between Uruguay and Argentina.

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