A goal by Charles Aránguiz followed by another by José Fuenzalida in the first 11 minutes was all Chile needed to punch its return ticket to the Copa America final.
Chile defeated Colombia 2-0 Wednesday on a rainy night at Soldier Field in Chicago, a game that included a two-hour weather delay at halftime.
With the win, Chile will play Argentina Sunday at MetLife Stadium in New York, a rematch of last year’s Copa America final that Chile won in penalty kicks.
Chile took command against Colombia with the two early goals, and it appeared the game could become another blowout similar to the team’s match against Mexico over the weekend.
But Colombia managed to remain in the game, coming close on several occasions to finding the back of the net. But key stops from Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo kept his team in control.
Chile was without Arturo Vidal, who missed the game because of suspension for picking up two yellow cards previously. Vidal will become eligible to play against Argentina.
Colombia will play Team USA Saturday for third place. The game is a repeat of the opening Copa America match that Colombia won 2-0