COPA AMERICA SEMIFINALS PREVIEW: CHILE VS PERU
Chile must continue to attack with Vidal and Sanchez. These two are very dangerous with the ball at their feet and have proven this all tournament. Look for Vidal to control the middle and send Sanchez through on a few opportunities.
Chile is coming off a 1-0 triumph over defending champions Uruguay. Chile must put that win and the stinky finger of Gonzalo behind them. Chile must come in to this game ready to play, because a gritty Peru team will be up for the challenge.
Peru come into this game with a huge boost of confidence on their shoulders. A hat trick from Guerrero was enough to lead them over Bolivia and on to the Semi finals. Peru has been the surprise of the tournament and certainly won’t be lacking any confidence coming into this rivalry.
Peru must continue to attack like they have been doing all tournament. Chile defense is very week, especially with Gonzalo serving his suspension for a “stinky finger” on Cavani. Look for Peru to attack the flanks. Cueva and Vargas have to get up and down on the outside and continue to put balls in the box. Guerrero has proved that he is unstoppable in the air. Outside is where Peru are most dangerous, they must continue to attack outside against Chile.
Defensively Peru must be aware of the dangerous attack of Sanchez and Vidal. If they show up for the task against these two dangerous footballers, Peru will stand a chance in this game. Quinonez will have to continue to play well between the pipes and look to spring his flanks on a quick counter attack.
Chile 2 Peru 1