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Chile 0-3 Peru: Incas seal first Copa America final appearance in 44 years

Chile 0-3 Peru: Defending champions dumped out as Incas seal first Copa America final appearance in 44 years

  • Peru will face hosts Brazil in the final of the Copa America in Rio on Sunday
  • They have sealed their first appearance in the showpiece final since 1975
  • Edison Flores, Yoshimar Yotun and Paolo Guerrero all found the back of the net
  • Chile had been hoping to match Argentina’s feat of three consecutive titles 

Peru have reached their first Copa America final since 1975 after beating two-time defending champions Chile.

Edison Flores, Yoshimar Yotun and Paolo Guerrero all found the back of the net to put an end to Chile’s dream of a third consecutive title, a feat only achieved once by Argentina in the 1940s.

Peru will now face hosts Brazil in the championship match in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Edison Flores celebrates with Victor Yotun after scoring Peru’s first goal against Chile

Yoshimar Yotun is embraced by team-mates after doubling their lead in Porto Alegre

Yoshimar Yotun is embraced by team-mates after doubling their lead in Porto Alegre

Paolo Guerrero takes the ball around Gabriel Arias to complete the victory for Peru

Paolo Guerrero takes the ball around Gabriel Arias to complete the victory for Peru

Flores opened the scoring in the 21st minute before Yotun fired into an empty net following a cross from Andre Carrillo to double the advantage in the 38th.

Guerrero slotted in a third in second-half stoppage time to consolidate the lead.

Chile had a chance to claw one back in the final seconds, but Eduardo Vargas saw his penalty kick saved by Pedro Gallese.

Brazil will head into the final as favourites, having beaten Peru 5-0 in the group stages.

Peru only progressed to the quarter-finals as one of the top two third-place finishers, but went on to upset Uruguay in the last eight, winning in a penalty shoot-out.

Arturo Vidal holds his head in his hands as Chile crash out at the semi-final stage

Arturo Vidal holds his head in his hands as Chile crash out at the semi-final stage

Alexis Sanchez and Co had been hoping to win a third successive Copa America title

Alexis Sanchez and Co had been hoping to win a third successive Copa America title

Eduardo Vargas sees his stoppage-time panenka penalty saved by Pedro Gallese

Eduardo Vargas sees his stoppage-time panenka penalty saved by Pedro Gallese

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