When Chile saw an opening, it pounced. When its defense broke down, Claudio Bravo was there. When the rain stopped, it finished the job.
Spain's 12-year unbeaten run at the European Championship ended when Croatia rallied for a stunning 2-1 win on Tuesday, sending the two-time champions into an intense, high-profile knockout match against Italy in the round of 16.
Lionel Messi pretty much ended the United States' Copa America hopes in less than three minutes.
If there can be a 1-0 rout in soccer, then this was it.
Wales qualified for the knockout stages of the European Championship as a group winner after it overwhelmed Russia 3-0 on Monday and England could only grind out a 0-0 draw with Slovakia.
American players maintained over and over that playing Argentina and Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big deal, yet not mind-boggling.
With the lightest of flicks and most aerial of jumps, Cristiano Ronaldo diverted the ball off his immaculately coiffed head, past the Austrian goalkeeper who had tormented him all night. Convinced that another footballing record was his, Ronaldo wheeled around in celebration.
Cristiano Ronaldo missed a late penalty as Portugal stumbled to a 0-0 draw with Austria, while Belgium swept to a 3-0 win over Ireland on a day of contrasts at the European Championship on Saturday.
Lionel Messi made his first start of the Copa America tournament and tied a national record with his 54th international goal as Argentina defeated Venezuela 4-1 on Saturday to set up a semifinal match against the United States.
Italy and Spain secured their second straight victories in the European Championship on Friday to advance to the knockout stages of the competition.