Chile's forward Alexis Sanchez (C) walks off the pitch after beating Peru 2-1 at the end of their 2015 Copa America football championship semi-final match, in Santiago, on June 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PABLO PORCIUNCULA
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Sampaoli's team reached the final with a 2-1 win over Peru Monday and will meet the winners of Tuesday's semifinal between favorites Argentina and Paraguay at the national stadium Saturday.Sanchez has shown flashes of his class in the tournament but contributed only one of Chile's 13 goals in five matches.Sampaoli suggested the pressure from home fans to reach the final as hosts and win the 99-year-old tournament for the first time affected the team. Defender Mauricio Isla, scorer of the goal that gave Chile a 1-0 win over 2011 champions Uruguay in their quarterfinal, echoed that sentiment.
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