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Vargas: I was scoring with every shot in training

Chile's match-winner Eduardo Vargas claims that he suspected goals were coming against Peru after scoring "every shot" in training on Saturday.

The 25-year-old striker scored both goals in Santiago on Monday to send his nation into the Copa America final at Peru's expense.

In the 42nd minute, Vargas tapped in from close range after Alexis Sanchez's cross came back off the post, while the Napoli man wrapped up Chile's 2-1 victory with 26 minutes remaining, blasting the ball into the top corner from 25 yards.

"I was practicing shooting on Saturday and the truth is that every shot went in," Vargas said, according to La Tercera. "Today, I had the confidence."

Vargas' double took him to 22 goals for his country, putting him level with former attacking midfielder Jorge Aravena as the sixth-highest scorer in Chile's history.

The Santiago-born striker claimed he could barely feel his injured knee as he led Chile to victory.

"My knee bothers me in some plays but thank God it was nothing against Peru and I could keep playing," he added.