Chile will play Argentina in Sunday’s Copa America final after beating Colombia 2-0 in a match delayed more than two hours by a torrential storm.
They were two up at the break but the second half was halted as an electrical storm saturated Soldier Field, Chicago.
Charles Aranguiz converted a rebound past Arsenal’s David Ospina to put Chile ahead and Jose Pedro Fuenzalida struck four minutes later.
The final is a repeat of last year’s, which hosts Chile won on penalties.
The Colombians will now play hosts the United States in the third-place play-off on Saturday.
Argentina beat the United States 4-0 on Tuesday night, with the rout including a spectacular free-kick goal from Lionel Messi that saw him become the country’s leading scorer.
Meanwhile, Colombia head coach Jose Pekerman was left fuming with the match officials after his side crashed out of the Copa America Centenario against Chile in their semi-final. Pekerman’s team were then reduced to 10 men early in a second half that was delayed by two hours due to extreme weather, with Carlos Sanchez sent off to end any hopes of a comeback.
While Pekerman rued his side’s lapses of concentration early in the game, he believes referee Joel Aguilar contributed to his side’s exit.
“We have to remember that our bad start cost us two goals, but throughout the game there were many accidents and none of them favoured us,” the Argentine said.
“In that sense, I feel that [the referee] committed certain injustice.