Chile 7 – Mexico 0
The final quarter-final of the Copa America Centenario featured one of the most incredible international results seen for some time.
And, arguably, that includes Germany’s 7-1 humbling of Brazil at the last World Cup.
Mexico were tipped to go far in this Copa America and were handed plenty of advantages with huge followings in the US but they came up against the champions of the tournament who were simply clinical with almost all their chances.
4 for Vargas, 2 for Puch
Edson Puch got the ball rolling for Chile in the 16th minute. And, Eduardo Vargas, now playing at Hoffenheim made it 2-0 just before half-time.
Three goals in eight minutes after the break confirmed Chile’s progression to the semi-finals where they will meet Colombia on Wednesday.
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez was set up by Arturo Vidal on 49.
Sanchez set up Vargas for his second on 52 and five minutes later the former QPR striker bagged his hat-trick.
Vargas bagged his fourth on 74 and Puch his second for the final goal of an incredible result.
The Mexican side have been quick to apologise after a horrible result and most embarrassing Copa America Centenario exit.
Mexican coach Juan Carlos Osorio said: “Today was a disgrace. Obviously there have been bigger tragedies, but speaking athletically today was a very poor presentation.”
And, Javier Hernandez (Chicharito) took to social media to apologise. See Tweet below.
The former Manchester United striker wrote: “Apologies to all Mexicans, we did not represent them tonight as they deserve. We are very embarrassed, sad and hurt…”
Disculpas a todos los mexicanos, que no los supimos representar como se merecen esta noche. Estamos muy avergonzados, tristes y dolidos…
— Chicharito Hernandez (@CH14_) June 19, 2016