Copa America 2024: Peru v Chile “The Pacific Classico”

THE two teams will play against each other for the group A at the AT&T Stadium in Texas

Peru against Chile, it’s one of the most exciting, and expected games, the Pacific Classico is one of the most intense rivalry, in South American football, not only for football, but also the history, that involves both countries.

Ricardo Gareca, the currently manager, from Chile, since January 2024, is the talk of the match in this event.

He previously managed, Peru and gave them, the qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and the second place, in the 2019 Copa America, against Brazil.

Jorge Fossati, the new coach of Peru, it’s bringing, hopes and illusion to the Peruvians, as La Bicolor were struggling, to obtain a solid result, and showing poor performances, with their previous coach, Juan Reynoso.

Peru, stills struggling to reach their level, and the lack of young players for the upcoming generations.

The last time, they faced each other at this tournament, was at the semifinal of the 2019 Copa America, Peru won 3-0 with goals from Edison Flores, Yoshimar Yotún y Paolo Guerrero.

On the other side Gareca, brought solid results to the Chileans, showing more strenght and positive results.

There is new faces for the Peruvian team, Oliver Sonne, who is a right back, has two nationalities, Sonne chose to play for Peru instead of Denmark, for his grandmother and the passion that the Peruvians showed him, on social media. Moreover, Piero Quispe, the peruvian player, was the sensation of the Peruvian League, the 22 year-old midfielder, is currently playing in Mexico, at Club Universidad Nacional, A.C, the Mexican team signed him after, Quispe won the tournament, with his team, Universitario de Deportes.

Paolo Guerrero and Eduardo Vargas, can break a record, as the top goalscorer, in the tournament.

Norberto Méndez – 17 goals

Zizinho – 17 goals

Severino Varela – 15 goals

Teodoro Fernández – 15 goals

Eduardo Vargas – 14 goals

Paolo Guerrero – 14 goals

Lionel Messi – 13 goals

Batistuta – 13 goals