Messi mistake hands Chile 2nd Copa America title

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Collection Copa America 2016

Chile win their 2nd straight CopaAmerica--

Chile battled hard with Messi all match, leaving the world's best with few chances on goal in the final--

The second half picked up where the first half left off after 5 yellow cards and 2 red cards with more physical play from both sides. By the end of the match there a total of 9 cards given by the referee, 7 yellows and 2 red.

Referee Heber Lopes was having a nightmare controlling this match, surely this will be his last final for some time--

Neither side developed much of a rhythm in the second half, despite the open nature of the match with each side playing only 10 men. Things did heat up near the end of the first 90 minutes when each side created opportunities on the counterattack, but again neither could bring any fruition and the match ended after 90 minutes goal less and headed to added time.

The major talking point of the match comes from the first Argentina player to step up for the penalty shootout, Messi. He sent his shot sailing high and over the crossbar keeping drawing Chile level after Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved the first shot by Arturo Vidal.

A rare lapse in quality by Messi--

Goalkeeper for Chile Claudio Bravo stepped up big and saved the 4th shot, giving his side a chance at sealing their 2nd consecutive Copa Championship.

Here he comes up with a massive save keeping Chile alive in the final, its easy to see why he was won the GoldenGlove award for the tournament.

Francisco Silva smashed home to final penalty Messi's hopes of an international title with Argentina were dashed again.

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