Argentina romped to yet another crushing victory, while a win for Chile ensured their spot in the quarter-finals of the Copa America.
Chile rebounded from a surprising early deficit to beat Panama 4-2 Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Two goals apiece from Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez locked up the final spot in the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals and sets up a Knockout Round date with Group C champions Mexico Saturday in Santa Clara, California.
Chile fell behind early on through a Claudio Bravo handling error, but dominated the game, eventually running out comfortable winners.
Argentina. meanwhile, put on a show for a big crowd at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, including the entrance of Lionel Messi to start the second half of Tuesday’s match. The world’s top-ranked national team cruised to a 3-0 win against Bolivia in the final game of the Copa America Centenario group stage.
La Albiceleste ended Group D play with nine points to capture first place, the only team in the field of 16 to win all three group games.
Argentina will face Group C runner-up Venezuela Saturday in a quarter-final at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Credit: Copa America official website