Argentina Tops Anthem-Challenged Chile
And here on Earth, Argentina just served it in the coldest of forms.
No, not by scheduling the match in nearby Antarctica, but by beating them in a major tournament hosted in a nation trying oh-so-hard to be football mad.
But not hard enough.
The Argies had already warmed up their own taste for Chilean crow in a match this past March.
But, hell, that was just a World Cup qualifier.
Because of their upset win in the last Copa América, Chile had become Argentina's No 1 nemesis.
And so, here it was, Los Gauchos riding into town for the current Copa and doing the deed by a 2-1 count.
The golden generation of Chile couldn't duplicate.
Whenever these two sides collide, it's bound to an epic, and this one was nothing less.
Ángel di María may have been a slug all season long at Manchester United, but for his country, dude's a beast:
This pinpoint crosser can turn into a goal machine in an instant.
A mere eight minutes later, Argentina strolled through the Chilean defense yet again. This time, it was Éver Banega with the celebration rights:
Chile’s defense simply lost its grip.
This means their national anthem is 0-2 in Copa play:
What're the odds of that?