London, July 05 (ANI): Chile made history on home soil after defeating Argentina 4-1 on a dramatic penalty shootout to lift the Copa America title in Santiago.
Arsenal’s star striker Alexis Sanchez displayed a superb composure to score the winning spot-kick after Gonzalo Higuain and Ever Banega of Argentina missed their respective vital penalties.
After 90 minutes of gruelling goalless action, Matias Fernandez had put the hosts ahead during the spot-kick before Lionel Messi levelled in his attempt, the BBC reported.
Arturo Vidal and Charles Aranguiz were the other goal-scorers as they helped Chile to lift the first major trophy in their history.
With the win, Chile brought an end to almost a century of competing in the South American tournament without claiming a title. (ANI)