Eduardo Vargas is the only player from South America to have played in all four top European leagues. He’s a prolific scorer for his country and won the Copa America in 2015. At his club, Hoffenheim, it’s a different story.
They have spent hours on multiple planes just to get to Russia. But the long journey and huge costs have certainly not dampened the spirits of hundreds of fans from South and Central America.
One goal and two assists from Lionel Messi ensured a spot in the final for Argentina where they'll face either Chile or Colombia. Should they win the competition on Monday they'll match Uruguay's record of 15 titles.
Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim remain unbeaten, but couldn't finish off struggling Hamburg. Debutant Aymane Barkok scored a last-minute winner as Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to beat Bremen.
A new era at Schalke is already in crisis after a 2-1 loss to Hoffenheim leaves the Royal Blues bottom. Elsewhere, Cologne and Leipzig played out an intense 1-1 draw that preserves the unbeaten records of both clubs.
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