Peru defender Carlos Zambrano offered an apology to his country and his fans on Tuesday after Chile's 2-1 win over 10-man Peru in the semifinals of the Copa America on Monday.
Zambrano, 25, was sent off in the 20th minute after cleanly clearing the ball but landing an exaggerated studs-up follow-through into the small of Charles Aranguiz's back. The incident earned the Eintracht Frankfurt defender a straight red card and Chile's Arturo Vidal blasted the free-kick straight into the wall.
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Three thoughts on Chile and Peru's Copa America semifinal, which the hosts won 2-1 thanks to two goals by Eduardo Vargas.
Chile will now face the winner of Tuesday's semifinal between Paraguay and Argentina.
1. Chile win, but debate will rage
Chile stride on, although with a stumble, and one brilliant strike.
At the very least, there was absolutely no doubt about Eduardo Vargas's wondrous winner.
The striker's sensational 65th-minute, long-range goal gave the 2015 Copa America...