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Can Chile Beat Argentina?

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 7: Lionel Messi (C-L) of Argentina struggles for the ball with Gonzalo Jara (C) and Waldo Ponce (R) of Chile during soccer match between Argentina and Chile as part of the first round of the South American Qualifiers for Brazil 2014 FIFA Wolrd Cup  at Monumetal stadium on October 7, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Valentino Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Argentina looks unstoppable. Having the world’s best player already make them a dominant force. But, even the best player sometimes has his bad games for country. However, what makes Argentina so deadly, is the amount of options they have when Messi isn’t performing.

Two of the world’s deadliest striker, Sergio Agüero and Gonzalo Higuaín, also call Argentina home and have proven that they can be as big of threat as Messi. Ángel Di María, Javier Mascherano, and Ever Banega also adds to a world class midfield, who control the game and feeds the strikers so efficiently that you cant help but understand why Argentina is leading the Copa America in goals scored.

But, if there’s one team that can prove to be a problem for the Argentines, it’s Chile. The Chileans have scored the second most in the tournament, with Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal, and Eduardo Vargas scoring goals in big games.

Chile also found themselves on the winning side of a 7-0 rout against Mexico, and beat a threatening Colombian squad, so momentum is at an all-time high. Chile’s defense, lead by Barcelona goalie Claudio Bravo, have proven to be tough to navigate around and score on.

Playing in an arguably tougher side of the bracket, Chile has had to prove themselves much more than Argentina has defensively. Their fast paced and high pressure style of play will prove to be interesting against Argentina, who work very well with quick passing up the midfield.

When the two met in the group stages, Argentina won 2-1. But, the game was anything but easy for Argentina. This rematch of the 2015 Copa America Final, where Chile won in penalties, should prove to be a close and exciting game as two of the best teams in the world fight for the trophy.

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