Chile beat Colombia 2-0 in the Copa America semi-final early Thursday and will face Argentina in Sunday’s final after surviving a tumultuous match in Chicago that was stopped for more than two hours due to a torrential rainstorm.
Chile were already two goals up at half time but the second half was delayed as an electrical storm powered towards Soldier Field and drenched the stadium with rain.
The teams came back to a waterlogged pitch and Colombia, who had a man sent off early in the second period, could not reduce the deficit.
“We played well but Chile are a very strong side,” Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado said after the final whistle.
Former Chelsea midfielder Cuadrado misdirected a header across his own goal straight to Charles Aranguiz and the Leverkusen midfielder had the straightforward task of sidefooting past David Ospina.
Chile doubled their lead four minutes later after an Alexis Sanchez shot rebounded off the post into the path of Jose Pedro Fuenzalida.
With Ospina beaten, the Universidad Catolica full back scored one of the easiest goals of his career by sidefooting into the empty net.
Argentina beat the United States 4-0 on Tuesday night to reach their second consecutive Copa America final.
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