Tuesday July 5, 2011 Group Stage: Group C Finished Estadio del Bicentario

Chile 2 - 1 Mexico

  • Paredes 67’
  • Vidal 73’
  • Araujo 41’

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  1. Chile overturn stubborn Mexico

    Chile overturn stubborn Mexico

    Esteban Paredes and Arturo Vidal helped Chile to a 2-1 win against an under-strength Mexico in their first Group C game of the Copa America. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Chile
    • Mexico
    • 90+4 Great ball in Pacheco but just about cleared and the whistle goes! Chile win 2-1: phew. That was a scare - not because Mexico are weak in general but this team is a C-team at best.
    • 90+3 Free-kick to Mexico at the death as the magic spray is used to set the wall...
    • 90+2 CHILE SUB: Estrada on for Suazo. Three minutes added on...
    • 90+1 Mexico are on fire, as Pacheco and Dos Santos throw themselves forward... but then Pacheco flies in with a late tackle and is booked.
    • 90' WHAT A SAVE BY BRAVO! Huge save at the death, brave and with his face I think. Dos Santos with a great run and it was drilled in low for the sub Pacheco, who took a touch but found Bravo in his way.
    • 89' MEXICO SUB: Pacheco on for Marquez.
    • 88' Isla harshly called offside when he seemed level at worst.
    • 87' Almost three as Sanchez releases Vidal wide left and, with the box at his mercy, he just about fails to pick out Suazo!
    • 86' Free-kick to Mexico after Araujo is deemed to have been shoved and not the shover.
    • 85' Suazo on the run now but Reynoso smacks a wild clearance up and away.
    • 83' Ponce with a strong defensive header.
    • 82' CHILE SUB: Carmona on for Fernandez.
    • 80' Sanchez with a super ball to release Suazo on the right and he drags it across goal beating Michel AND PAREDES SURELY but he kicks air and it's wide!
    • 78' Chile pushing for the third now as they look for what could be a confidence-boosting win...
    • 77' Mexico at sixes and sevens now as they give it away, Sanchez unable to capitalise on this one.
    • 76' Lovely dancing feet from Sanchez down the right, cutting a vicious low ball to Medel on the edge of the box but he smacks it well wide.
    • 75' A Chile player is booked for time wasting. Not sure which one yet...
    • 74' GOAL CHILE! Oh golly. schoolboy. You don't make a change before a set piece. Chile score, a great header from Vidal from the Fernandez corner. Booming effort, across the keeper and top left. No chance for Michel.
    • 73' MEXICO SUB: Hmmm. Before the corner. Peralta on.
    • 72' Chile still piling it on, winning a corner on the right...
    • 70' Aguilar wins a free-kick to ease the pressure on Mexico.
    • 69' Sanchez and Isla combine on the right, Chile sense the win now and I wouldn't bet against them getting it.
    • 68' Aguilar is booked, one assumes for some dissent or timewasting.
    • 67' Sanchez uses his skill to win a corner on the right.. Swung in by Fernandez AND IT'S IN! A goalmouth scramble after that corner and the sub Paredes pokes it in on the line.
    • 65' Chile are really, really toiling now. They seem to lack belief.
    • 64' Vidal now has a chance 20 odd yards out but he bends it well wide.
    • 62' Suazo and Sanchez combine, now Isla back to Sanchez but a poor, poor cross. Is this lad really that good? It is only Serie A, after all - remember how Spurs gave licks to Inter...
    • 60' CHILE SUB: Beausejour comes off for Paredes.
    • 59' Vidal tries a lob from miles out and it's well off target.
    • 58' Now Mexico have a free-kick on the right but - surprise surprise - send almost no-one forward for it.
    • 57' More great short passing from Chile as Sanchez ends up having a shot that is almost deflected into Suazo's path but spins just away from him.
    • 55' Almost great play by Dos Santos, running from his own half but losing control of the ball as he approaches the box.
    • 54' Chile have their tails up now as Fernandez plays in Isla, he crosses but half cleared. Now Vidal, Fernandez tries a one-two but intercepted by Enrique.
    • 53' Michel is down pretending to be hurt after that save and is getting it from the fans - toilet paper and that, nothing sinister.
    • 52' Ponce plays Suazo through, he's in on goal and a great save at the near post by Michel! Great save!
    • 50' Chile now stroking the ball about well enough. Beasejour wins a throw.
    • 48' Not much urgeny from Chile despite that goal... They look a bit startled still.
    • 47' A Mexico player is down hurt... Aguilar... He's back up.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45+1 Half time and Chile somehow trail Mexico 1-0.
    • 45' Free-kick to Mexico on the left, Dos Santos putting it in... Cleared as Reynoso attacks.
    • 44' One minute added time being played.
    • 42' Dos Santos gives chase on the break but Chile swee up. This would be a silly smash-and-grab, not just because this is a weak, young team, but because they've barely touched the ball this half.
    • 41' GOAL MEXICO! That is ridiculous. They've not had a half chance but a looping header from Araujo after Chile fail to defend the free-kick. Mexico's kids somehow lead. Dos Santos with the ball in, and Marquez with what was actually a poor flick on, but the Chileans stood static.
    • 40' Mexico have a free-kick quite high up the pitch...
    • 39' Beausejour on the left has acres of space and he drills in a low cross aimed for the sliding Sanchez but just beyond him and wide of the far post!
    • 38' Contreras gives away a free-kick, meaning Mexico can have some time on the ball. But they pump it long and it's back with Chile.
    • 37' More nice passing from Chile but again they overdo it and Mexico clear - for about 15 seconds.
    • 36' Chile utterly dominant. Almost overplaying it but as I say that Fernandez shoots from a ridiculous position out wide and it is blocked.
    • 35' Sanchez with a great run, feeding Isla wide right but Reynoso blocks his cross before Suazo can finish.
    • 34' Isla fails to control a Ponce crossfield pass that could well have put him in. I can't remember the last time Mexico strung three passes together.
    • 32' Vidal crosses in, Reynoso heads clear and Medel can shoot but again he scuffs it well wide.
    • 31' This is more like it from Chile, who are finding the space between the lines now. Mexico will struggle to keep this level...
    • 30' Just over from Suazo! Almost a wonderful goal as Sanchez and Fernandez wowed the fans with one-touch play on the edge of the box but the striker couldn't keep the finish down!
    • 29' The keeper goes walkabout as Sanchez races in, he can't get the shot away but it comes to Suazo who tries the long but Michel is back in time to claw it away!
    • 28' Beausejour crosses in from the left but too close to Michel. All a bit pedestrian now.
    • 26' Fernandez puts it a yard wide after a short routine with Ponce. Interesting effort.
    • 25' Another booking as Reyes is carded for scything down Sanchez.
    • 23' Sanchez crosses from the right but Mexico have everyone back and half clear... Still Chile come though...
    • 22' Free-kick then 30 yards out... A bit to the left... Into the wall by Fernandez after a lengthy build up.
    • 21' Bad tackle from Aquino on Fernandez. Booking.
    • 19' Great low ball across the face of goal by Isla, held up by Suazo for Medel but he spanks one well wide.
    • 18' Chile pulling out the tricks as the normally stern Vidal pirouettes and tries a shot, which is blocked.
    • 17' Speak of the devil and a super run by Dos Santos almost yields a stunning goal as it opens up for him on the edge of the box - his shot is blocked though.
    • 16' Dos Santos has 46 caps for Mexico and 11 goals - but he can't get a game for Spurs. He did well on loan at Racing Santander last season though (six goals in 15 from Jan-May) and Sevilla are reportedly prime.
    • 15' Dos Santos on the ball, super run but little in the way of support and eventually it slips away from him and cleared by Chile.
    • 14' Good ball by Sanchez but over the heads over all and Fernandez keeps it in, outrageous drag-back but it spins away too quickly and is out for a goal kick.
    • 13' Good ball by Fernandez to Vidal at the far post and he heads it across goal but a weak header from Ponce is easy for keeper Michel.
    • 12' Sanchez wins a free-kick on the right, Fernandez will take...
    • 11' Chile back in control of the ball now after that brief interlude of a Mexican attack.
    • 10' Dos Santos gets away from Jara this time but Ponce slides in. Good tackle.
    • 9' Almost a touch for Dos Santos on the edge of the box but West Brom's Jara closes him out and brings it clear.
    • 8' Isla wins a second corner for Chile. Mexico not having a sniff - the kids look a bit frightened.
    • 7' Sanchez on the edge of the box now, great footwork, but he's closed down by Marquez. Now offside for Isla.
    • 6' BAD MISS BY SANCHEZ! Isla plays him clean through, Michel rooted to the line and with the whole goal to aim at the highly-coveted AM drags it well wide of the far post. £45m!
    • 5' Medel - who is known as the pitbull - challenges Dos Santos, and the Spurs man goes down.
    • 4' The whistle goes for some Chile pushing as the Mexico keeper punches clear.
    • 3' Mati Fernandez wins a corner on the left after some 'lollipops', as Big Ron would call them.
    • 2' Cagey start from both sides as they sit close to halfway...
    • 1' A couple of minutes behind schedule, and this match gets underway - a young Mexico team out to prove themselves.
    • 01:45 A delay in kick off for some reason... They're checking the goals...
    • 01:40 No surprises for Chile, although a bench containing Jorge Valdivia is pretty impressive; Mexico showcase just the one Dos Santos in a suspension-ridden young squad missing a whole team of players due to failed drug tests and alleged partying incidents. And, of course, resting much of the Gold Cup winning side.
    • 01:35 TEAMS - Chile: Bravo, Ponce, Contreras, Jara, Isla, Vidal, Medel, Beausejour, Fernandez, Suazo, Sanchez; Subs: Pinto, Silva, Carmona, Valdivia, Jimenez, Estrada, Fierro, Munoz, Millar, Gutierrez, Paredes, Garces /// Mexico: Michel, Aguilar, Araujo, Reynoso, Mier, Chavez, Enriquez, Reyes, Aquino, Giovani, Marquez Lugo; Subs: Sanchez Ledezma, Alvarez, Alanis, De Buen, Gallardo, Davila, Orrantia, Rodriguez, Ponce, Pacheco, Peralta, Pulido
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    • 01:30 So for Chile the key man is obviously Alexis Sanchez, but also look out for Mati Fernandez.
    • 01:25 So yet another draw at the Copa - four out of five now - as Peru held Uruguay. Now Chile face Mexico, who are guests as they from North America, in the same stadium in San Juan.
  • Summary

    • 90' WHAT A SAVE BY BRAVO! Huge save at the death, brave and with his face I think. Dos Santos with a great run and it was drilled in low for the sub Pacheco, who took a touch but found Bravo in his way.
    • 87' Almost three as Sanchez releases Vidal wide left and, with the box at his mercy, he just about fails to pick out Suazo!
    • 80' Sanchez with a super ball to release Suazo on the right and he drags it across goal beating Michel AND PAREDES SURELY but he kicks air and it's wide!
    • 74' GOAL CHILE! Oh golly. schoolboy. You don't make a change before a set piece. Chile score, a great header from Vidal from the Fernandez corner. Booming effort, across the keeper and top left. No chance for Michel.
    • 67' Sanchez uses his skill to win a corner on the right.. Swung in by Fernandez AND IT'S IN! A goalmouth scramble after that corner and the sub Paredes pokes it in on the line.
    • 52' Ponce plays Suazo through, he's in on goal and a great save at the near post by Michel! Great save!
    • 41' GOAL MEXICO! That is ridiculous. They've not had a half chance but a looping header from Araujo after Chile fail to defend the free-kick. Mexico's kids somehow lead. Dos Santos with the ball in, and Marquez with what was actually a poor flick on, but the Chileans stood static.
    • 39' Beausejour on the left has acres of space and he drills in a low cross aimed for the sliding Sanchez but just beyond him and wide of the far post!
    • 30' Just over from Suazo! Almost a wonderful goal as Sanchez and Fernandez wowed the fans with one-touch play on the edge of the box but the striker couldn't keep the finish down!
    • 29' The keeper goes walkabout as Sanchez races in, he can't get the shot away but it comes to Suazo who tries the long but Michel is back in time to claw it away!
    • 26' Fernandez puts it a yard wide after a short routine with Ponce. Interesting effort.
    • 6' BAD MISS BY SANCHEZ! Isla plays him clean through, Michel rooted to the line and with the whole goal to aim at the highly-coveted AM drags it well wide of the far post. £45m!
    • 01:35 TEAMS - Chile: Bravo, Ponce, Contreras, Jara, Isla, Vidal, Medel, Beausejour, Fernandez, Suazo, Sanchez; Subs: Pinto, Silva, Carmona, Valdivia, Jimenez, Estrada, Fierro, Munoz, Millar, Gutierrez, Paredes, Garces /// Mexico: Michel, Aguilar, Araujo, Reynoso, Mier, Chavez, Enriquez, Reyes, Aquino, Giovani, Marquez Lugo; Subs: Sanchez Ledezma, Alvarez, Alanis, De Buen, Gallardo, Davila, Orrantia, Rodriguez, Ponce, Pacheco, Peralta, Pulido
    • 01:25 So yet another draw at the Copa - four out of five now - as Peru held Uruguay. Now Chile face Mexico, who are guests as they from North America, in the same stadium in San Juan.

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  • Chile

    Manager: Cláudio Daniel Borghi

  • Mexico

    Manager: Luis Fernando Tena

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