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Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:43 am
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Just three minutes later chaos reigned. Medel clashed with Gabriel Mercado on the left flank and went in hard with his shoulder, while the Argentine youngster made the most of his fall. Furious at the exaggeration, Medel smashed the ball squarely in the direction of his prostrate opponent, earning an automatic red card for the midfielder.
Argentina made the most of their numerical advantage, and Claudio Yacob and Maxi Moralez added goals in the second half to ease the Albiceleste into the final. A sad epitaph was then added for the Chileans, as Canadian police refused to let fans approach their heroes in the National Soccer Stadium car park and several players and members of the coaching team were hit by pepper spray and taser discharges.
It was a nightmare end for a team that had played wonderful football in Toronto, and UT Coins would indeed form the base of the squad that triumphed under Jorge Sampaoli just under 12 months ago in Santiago.
Medel's past record shows he has no problem with getting under Argentina's skin. But the tenacious Pitbull will have to keep his aggression under control to avoid a repeat of his early exit in 2007, which left his talented side battling against the odds against their fiercest rivals.