Peru end Chile’s Copa America reign, to play in final against hosts Brazil

Peru have made it to the final of the Copa America after beating Chile 3-0 in their semifinal clash, thereby setting up a clash with hosts Brazil.

Defending champions Chile had been winners in the last two editions, but the victory for Peru saw them to their first final since 1975.

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Edison Flores and Yoshimar Yotun scored first-half goals and Paolo Guerrero added a late third for Peru, while Chile missed an injury-time penalty.

Peru meet hosts Brazil in the final on Sunday. Brazil defeated Argentina 2-0 in the other semifinal clash.

Peru and Brazil had battled in the group stages, with the hosts winning 5-0.

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