Watch: Chile beats Peru 2–1 in Copa America on Eduardo Vargas strike

Tuesday June 30th, 2015

Eduardo Vargas gave Chile a 2–1 lead in Monday's Copa America semifinal against Peru with a long-range strike in the 64th minute. The goal turned out to be the game-winner as the hosts advanced to play the winner of Tuesday's Argentina-Paraguay match in the final on Saturday.

Vargas's goal came shortly after Chile scored an own goal to pull Peru level at 1–1. After a turnover near midfield, Vargas received a pass and took just a few steps before firing a shot on goal from well outside the box. 


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Vargas, who played last season for Queens Park Rangers on loan from Napoli, scored both of Chile's goals on the night. He now leads all scorers with six goals in the tournament. 

Chile is seeking its first ever Copa America title.

- Dan Gartland

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