Argentina Y chili they played in the last times parties that remained in history. Nothing less than two endings of America Cup in 2015 and 2016, which was won by the Red, they give this meeting a special flavor.
It is known that Argentina has as historical rivals Brazil and Uruguay, and that Chile has a special dispute against Peru, in a derby known as the classic of the Pacific. But undoubtedly the rivalry grew a lot between Argentines and Chileans.
The two teams have come to meet each other in the qualifying rounds a few days ago, in Santiago del Estero, a match that ended tied 1 to 1. Now, they will meet again in the debut of both teams in this Copa América.
CHILE’S FIRST TITLE
The 2015 Copa América was special for Chile, because it was the first time in its history that it was able to win the continental title. And he did it at home, as a local, after defeating those led at that time by Tata Martino on penalties. After 90 even minutes and 30 more minutes of extension, the effectiveness from the 12 steps ended with the drought of the Red, led by Jorge Sampaoli. Alexis Sánchez, Gary Medel and Arturo Vidal, among others, they prevailed against an Argentina that was a favorite and that with Messi as the highest figure came from being runner-up of the 2014 World Cup. July 4, 2015 was, without a doubt, a historic day for Chilean soccer.
ANOTHER JOY FOR THE RED
On June 26, 2016, almost a year after their first title, Chile would conquer the second, and again against Argentina. Again he would achieve the title from penalties, after a new goalless draw in regulation and extra time. Martino was still the Argentine coach, but in Chile, Juan Antonio Pizzi had replaced Jorge Sampaoli. Almost the same faces on the court were face to face, and although Argentina again came as favorites for having Messi and for the level of play, luck on penalties was again for Chile. The third consecutive lost final (adding that of the 2014 World Cup) was too much for La Pulga, who after the game announced his departure from the National Team.
After the two defeats in the Copa América finals, the 2019 edition in Brazil was going to have both teams face to face again, although in this case due to the dispute for third place. Argentina had just been eliminated by Brazil, and Chile from losing in the quarterfinals to Peru. Lionel Scaloni’s albiceleste was pleased to win this match 2 to 1, with goals from Agüero and Dybala, while the Chilean discount was from Arturo Vidal. The match is remembered for the clash between Messi and Gary Medel, where Paraguayan referee Mario Díaz de Vivar expelled both players. A reaction from the judge that seemed exaggerated, especially considering that the Flea had only stood firm against the provocative reaction of the Pitbull.
JOY BY THE HAND OF BIELSA
The record is very favorable to Argentina. For this reason, the victory of October 15, 2008 was highly celebrated by the Chilean party. That day, with Marcelo Bielsa on the Red bench, Chile won 1 to 0 with an outstanding performance by Fabián Orellana, and thus was marking the path that was going to lead the Loco team to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. It was undoubtedly a special match, since it was Chile’s first official victory against Argentina. For Chile, that meeting was a break in the confrontations between both teams, and also thinking about playing as equals against other important teams; for the albiceleste, the beginning of a path full of doubts towards the 2010 World Cup that Diego Armando Maradona was going to lead.
THE LOCO AND A CELEBRATION WITH ARGENTINA
On March 29, 2000, the Bielsa era began, heading for the 2002 World Cup. El Loco was on the Argentine bench and the debut for the Qualifiers could not be better: 4 to 1 against Chile at the Monumental. The goals of the Argentine team were scored by Batistuta, Verón (two) and Piojo López, while the partial tie was by Rodrigo Tello. It was a qualifying round where the albiceleste shone from end to end, arriving as the leader and without going upset to Korea Japan 2002, where they would later be eliminated in the first round despite being one of the favorites.