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Hosts Chile stun Argentina on penalties for historic Copa crown

Hosts Chile stun Argentina on penalties for historic Copa crown

July 5, 2015

SANTIAGO, July 5 — Chile defeated Argentina on penalties yesterday to end their 99-year wait for a Copa America crown and condemn Lionel Messi to a second straight heartbreak in a major international final. Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez struck the winning spot-kick for Chile, as the hosts clinched a 4-1 shootout victory when the game ended goalless after extra time. Sanchez chipped the decisive penalty down the middle past Sergio Romero to spark wild celebrations in front of a 45,000... Read more

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Argentina's Lionel Messi falls in the net during the Copa America final against Chile in Santiago, July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic