Chile ended a 99-year wait to be crowned Copa América champions with a 4-1 shoot-out success over Argentina in Santiago following a 0-0 draw after extra-time.

Alexis Sánchez kept his cool to dink home the winning penalty for the tournament hosts and send the vast majority of the fans inside Estadio Nacional into raptures.

Gonzalo Higuaín, who had failed to convert a glorious chance right at the end of a goalless 90 minutes, and Éver Banega both missed from the spot for Argentina.

It means Lionel Messi—the only Argentine to convert his penalty attempt – and his team-mates suffered final heartbreak for a second successive year, having also lost to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final.

Article:Madoda Ntuli