COPA AMERICA SEMIFINALS  PREVIEW: CHILE VS PERU

COPA AMERICA SEMIFINALS PREVIEW: CHILE VS PERU

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Chile Vs. Peru

Key players

Chile
Alexis Sanchez

Peru

Paolo Guerrero


Keys to The Game

Chile
Chile have to watch out for a dangerous Peruvian attack. Paolo Guerrero coming into this game off a hat trick against Bolivia must be watched all game. The crafty forward showed the ability to finish with his head and on the break. He is going to be a physical challenge for Isla, Medel, Mena and Albornoz. These four must find a way to keep Guerrero and Pizarro off the ball. Also, they must be aware of the ball coming from out wide, where the Peruvians love to attack.

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

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.


Score Predictions

Chile 2 Peru 1