The final matches of the group stage of the Copa America Centenario came to a close on Tuesday night with two tilts that decided the outcome of Group D.
That means that the quarterfinals are officially set after Chile defeated Panama to open Tuesday's matches, followed by Argentina's easy outing against Bolivia.
Here is the night's updated results, the tournament table and the quarterfinal matchups:
|2016 Copa America Results: Tuesday, June 14|
|2016 Copa America Table|
|*Moving on to quarterfinals|
|2016 Copa America Quarterfinal Matches|
|United States||Ecuador||Thursday, June 16||9:30 p.m.||CenturyLink Field|
|Peru||Colombia||Friday, June 17||8 p.m.||MetLife Stadium|
|Argentina||Venezuela||Saturday, June 18||7 p.m.||Gillette Stadium|
|Mexico||Chile||Saturday, June 18||10 p.m.||Levi's Stadium|
Chile 4, Panama 2
Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez both recorded a brace at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia as the defending Copa America champions clinched a spot in the quarterfinals on Tuesday night.
Chile had to come from behind, though, after it conceded a goal in the fifth minute in a play goalkeeper Claudio Bravo would surely like to have back.
In his first start of the Copa America, midfielder Miguel Camargo drove a low shot from well outside the box that bounced just before Bravo, going off the keeper's hands and into the back of the net, via Fox Soccer:
Chile came up with an equalizer less than 10 minutes later when Vargas played a beautiful give-and-go, sending forward Arturo Vidal in on goal, where he was able to finish, via Fox Soccer:
Two minutes before halftime, Vargas got his second via his head when he whipped home a goal set up by a beautiful cross from Jean Beausejour, who was active down the wings all match.
Fox Soccer showed Vargas' second of the night, which was the first lead change in 22 matches at the Copa America Centenario:
Sanchez ensured Chile's start to the second half was just as brilliant as the end of the first when he volleyed home a screamer from inside the box.
Left unmarked, Sanchez's ball went in just under the crossbar, making contact with the top twine before hitting the back of the goal in the 50th minute, via Fox Soccer:
Panama pulled one back in the 75th minute, when Bravo yet again saw a save attempt go off his hands and across the goal line.
Abdiel Arroyo was unmarked on the left side of Bravo's goal when he received a cross from Ricardo Buitrago and headed the ball down low, as Fox Soccer showed:
Sanchez, though, collected his brace and buried any Panamanian hopes a minute from time when he delivered a perfect header past keeper Jaime Penedo.
While the win momentarily drew Chile even with the group leader, Argentina clinched Group D with a 3-0 win. That means that Chile will meet Group C winners Mexico at Levi's Stadium in San Francisco on Saturday.
Argentina 3, Bolivia 0
There was little doubt Argentina wasn't going to collect all three points against South American minnows Bolivia on Tuesday night. And it did just that with an 3-0 win to officially clinch Group D.
The scoring began early for the 2014 World Cup runner-ups when Erik Lamela saw his free kick deflected off the Bolivian wall and wind up in the back of the net in the 13th minute.
Fox Soccer showed Lamela's shot ricochet off goalkeeper Carlos Lampe's defense, as he was left rooted to the spot:
Two minutes later, Ezequiel Lavezzi added another for Argentina. A cross from Facundo Roncaglia found the head of an unmarked Gonzalo Higuain, which Lampe saved.
But the rebound fell right to Lavezzi, who finished in a wide-open net, via Fox Soccer:
Argentina's two became three when Lavezzi played provider in the 33rd minute. Coming down the right side, he fizzed a low cross through the Bolivian box that center back Victor Cuesta turned home, scoring his first international goal.
Fox Soccer showed the defender's big moment as the rout was on:
With the game already in hand, Argentina gave superstar Lionel Messi a second-half run, subbing him in at halftime to give the fans at CenturyLink Field in Seattle a glimpse at one of the greatest players in the world.
While he scored three goals in 19 minutes in Argentina's last game against Panama, Messi was held goal-less in his 45 minutes on Tuesday.
However, he'll most likely be playing a full 90 minutes on Saturday when the Group D winners face Venezuela in the quarterfinals at Gillette Stadium.