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Chile's five highest results after scoring seven against Mexico

Following the 7-0 victory over Mexico we look back at other big returns they've had and there is a common really is their lucky number.

Chile scoring seven against Mexico in Copa América

Last night's 7-0 rout of Mexico was an important result for Chile. Not only did it give them a comfortable pass to the semi-finals but it also equalled their best ever scoreline in the tournament.

Our friends in AS Chile dusted off the archives and dug out the greatest wins for La Roja in their 106-year history.

18/06/2016: Chile 7 - Mexico 0 (Copa América Centenario)

The most recent result and it came as somewhat of a surprise to most - certainly the scoreline. Eduardo Vargas helped himself to four, a double from Edson Puch and one from Arsenal's Alexis Sánchez crowned a glorious night in Santa Clara, California, and makes them formidable opponents for anyone in the semis.

Eduardo Vargas had a field day against Mexico.
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Eduardo Vargas had a field day against Mexico.David FernándezEFE

29/08/1979: Chile 7 - Venezuela 0 (Copa América)

Until the 1987 edition, the Copa América didn't have a fixed venue so games were played home and away, more akin to a league format, with a nuetral venue used to decide when teams could not be separated. Chile didn't need to call on that last feature in their match up against Venezuela in 1979 where they humiliated them 7-0 in the Estadio Nacional.

Jorge Peredo (2), Carlos Rivas (2), Leonardo Véliz, Mario Soto and Patricio Yañez allowed the side to win their zone and only Paraguay managed to outdo them.

04/01/1997: Chile 7 - Armenia 0 (friendly)

Armenia were no match for the South Americans in their preparations for the final stages of the World Cup in France 1998. The duel did however give the manager some useful insight into his team's capabilities and gave the players themselves some handy target practice.

Fernando Vergara (2), Jaime Riveros (2), Cristián Castañeda, Pedro González and Fernando Cornejo did the damage.

12/10/1926: Chile 7 - Bolivia 1 (Campeonato Sudamericano)

In the predecesor to what is now the Copa América, Chile knocked seven past Bolivia in hte Campos Sports de Ñuñoa.

The 1926 demolition side.
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The 1926 demolition

Although a sound team performance, David Arellano stood out with four of the seven. Manuel Ramírez, Guillermo Subriabre and Humberto Moreno clinched their first ever Copa América.

27/02/1955: Chile 7 - Ecuador 1 (Campeonato Sudamericano)

When the continental tournament was hosted by Chile 61 years ago, they started on fire. A drubbing of Ecuador and Enrique 'Cua Cuá' Hormazábal at the heart of it, notching a hat-trick.

Two from Guillermo Díaz, and one each from Jorge Robledo and René Meléndez closed off the hugely popular victory.


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