Sunday July 17, 2011 Quarter-final Finished Estadio del Bicentario

Chile 1 - 2 Venezuela

  • Suazo 70’
  • Vizcarrondo 35’
  • Cichero 81’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Chile
    • Venezuela
    • 90+4' The referee brings the second half to an end.
    • 92' OFF! Rincon hasn't already been booked but it sent off for pulling back Isla.
    • 91' There will be four more minutes.
    • 90' Could have sealed it there. Moreno goes one-on-one with Ponce and gets the better of the defender but gets the pass wrong and the ball ends up in the keepers arms.
    • 88' Alejandro Moreno replaces Gonzalez.
    • 87' Seijas bursts down the right and attempts to cross for one of the three players at the far post. The delivery is poor and it's cleared.
    • 85' There is a problem with one of the floodlights at the minute and play is stopped.
    • 84' Should have scored!! Suazo has an effort on goal that Vega fails to hold. Isla follows up with a shot but it's cleared off the line.
    • 83' Carlos Munoz replaces Jimenez.
    • 82' OFF!! Medel is sent off for a second yellow. It's a bit harsh though. The ball hits the midfielders hand and the ref adjudges it to be intentional.
    • 81' Well.... Who'd have thought that? If any team looked the more likely to score, it was Chile. But they now have less than ten minutes to rescure their Copa America.
    • 80' GOAL!! Arango's free kick is met by Vizcarrondo again but it cannons off Bravo. Cichero was on hand to put home the rebound.
    • 79' Venezuela attack down the right through Gonzalez. Vidal comes across and completely flattens the midfielder. He goes into the book.
    • 78' Sanchez cuts in from the right and skips past two challenges before shooting at goal. Vega is down smartly once again to save.
    • 77' Gonzalez has options to his left and right but elects to shoot from 35 yards. It flies wide.
    • 76' Seijas is fouled deep in the Chile half. This is a real chance to take the lead.
    • 74' Rincon bursts down the right flank and goes down under a challenge from Ponce but the ref waves play on.
    • 73' Cichero is down on the floor and looks in some discomfort.
    • 72' Sanchez finds Suazo again with a wonderful cross-field pass. The No. 9 takes a touch into the penalty area but fires wide from the right.
    • 71' It has been all Chile in this second half and you wouldn't put it past them to go and get a second.
    • 70' GOAL!! Venezuela have been under pressure for a while and this was just waiting to happen. Sanchez finds Suazo in the area with a neat reverse ball. The striker takes one touch before firing in off the crossbar.
    • 69' Great play by the Chileans. A frew great passes followed by a dummy allow Sanchez an opening. The striker turns and shoots but can only find Vega.
    • 68' Bravo takes one touch too many and nearly gets caught out by the onrushing Seijas.
    • 67' How is this game still 0-0? Jimenez's free kick is met by Valdivia who has a free header from eight yards. The header is at goal but is straight into the arms of Vega.
    • 66' Chile have been much more lively in this second half butu still they trail to that Vizcarrondo header.
    • 65' Isla bursts out of his own half and deep into the opposition's. He loses his feet where it matters though, and Venezuela clear.
    • 64' Luis Seijas replaces Maldonado.
    • 63' Chile attack through Paredes and Sanchez. A dangerous cross is put behind by Cichero.
    • 62' The free kick is poor and Chile clear.
    • 61' Rondon is blocked off by Vidal and Venezuela are given a free kick in a dangerous area.
    • 60' Esteban Paredes replaces Jara.
    • 59' Miku is replaced by Salomon Rondon.
    • 58' Paredes is warming up on the touchline.
    • 57' WOW. How have they not scored?!?! Valdivia collects the ball on the edge of the box and unleashes a shot on goal that again rattles the cross bar.
    • 56' Penalty!!!! Not given. Sanchez turns Vizcarrondo in the box and stumbles but then throws himself to the floor when Perozo comes across.
    • 55' Chile look more like their usual self now. They're dominating possession but Venezuela look very organised.
    • 54' Moments later Suazo is in the thick of the action again as he turns sharply in the box before firing a shot againts the cross bar.
    • 53' Suazo cuts in from the left and crosses for Sanchez at the far post. The striker heads past the keeper but cannot beat Perozo on the line.
    • 51' Jimenez's free kick is poor and is cleared by the first man. Chile go back to the goalkeeper and the attack breaks down.
    • 50' Sanchez tricks his way past two challenges but is fouled by Rosales.
    • 49' Arango attempts a shot on goal from the free kick but it is off target.
    • 48' Miku picks Jimenez's pocket and bares down on goal. The striker shifts the ball to Maldonado who is floored by Ponce.
    • 47' Jorge Valdivia replaces Carmona
    • 46' The second half is under way.
    • 45+1' The first half is brought to an end.
    • 45+1' Contreras is booked for a tackele on Rincon. The Venezuelan makes the most of it and gets the Chilean booked.
    • 45' There will be one added minute.
    • 44' Jimenez's free kick is whipped in and is met by Contreras but Vega is on hand to beat the header clear.
    • 43' Neither side's defence has had a great deal to do throughout these first 43 minutes. The ball has largely been stuck in the centre of the park.
    • 42' Perozo goes long, looking for Maldonado but the striker climbs on Isla and gives away a free kick.
    • 41' Miku nicks the ball off Jara and is clattered by the defenders foot. Venezuela have a free kick in a dangerous area.
    • 40' Medel is booked for a late challenge on Gonzalez.
    • 39' Isla does well on the right flank by latching on to a ball that looks certain to run out of play for a goal kick. The midfielder wins a corner kick.
    • 38' Vizcarrondo's clearance is poor but Rincon gets his team mate out of trouble with a smart dribble through the centre of his half. The midfielder is fouled by Vidal.
    • 37' Venezuela looks very loively now. That goal seems to have brought them to life. Miku is adjudged to be offside but he was clearly on by at least a yard.
    • 36' Gonzalez is booked for a foul on Carmona.
    • 35' Well. That was a bit of a surprise. Neither side have started particularly brilliantly but Chile looked the more dangerous side when going forward.
    • 34' GOAL!! Arango's inswinging free kick is met by Vizcarrondo who headers home from 10 yards to hand his team the lead.
    • 32' Chile look to have settled down now. They're controlling play but Venezuela will be pleased with how they have started the match.
    • 30' Sanchez plays a fantastic ball cross-field to Isla. The midfielder takes a touch before firing across the box. Suazo battles to get on the end of it but is unable to.
    • 29' Chile look to attack through Suazo and Sanchez but the latter gets his feet muddled up and ends up conceding a free kick.
    • 28' The match has been feisty so far. There've been some vicious tackles going in. I wouldn't be too surprised if someone was sent for an early bath, similar to that of the previous two quarter-finals.
    • 27' Rosales goes down after being pulled back by Isla. It was worthy of the yellow card it received as Venezuela were looking to go on the counter.
    • 24' After just over a quarter of the match, the game has really struggled to get going. Let's hope that it improves. And quickly.
    • 23' Sanchez puts Perozo under real pressure and makes him face his own goal. The defender goes down and is awarded a free kick. Lucky.
    • 22' Jimenez's free kick is sent deep. Vega comes out for it but mis-judges the flight completely. Luckily for him it goes out for a goal kick.
    • 21' Sanchez does very well on the right byline. He looks like he's fouled in the box but gets straight back on his feet before nudging the ball past Perozo and crossing. Vega claims.
    • 20' Medel clips a ball down the wing for Sanchez but the pass has too much on it and it runs out for a goal kick.
    • 19' The Venezuela midfield is very compact and is too narrow. They're struggling to get the ball up to their attackers.
    • 18' This quarter-final has been pretty disappointing so far. Neither side wants to give anything away which is making for a nervy game.
    • 17' Miku is down now. A large section of supporters are not happy with the player.
    • 16' Play is resumed as Chile give the ball back to Vega. Nothing of real interest has happened as of yet.
    • 14' Rincon is down after a heavy challenge with Carmona.
    • 13' Rosales trades passes with Lucena before being fouled. The free kick is taken quickly and Rincon has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Bravo gets down well to save.
    • 12' The game is still very scrappy. It's being played at an extremely high tempo which is producing a number of mistakes.
    • 11' Maldonado wins a free kick and takes it himself. Cichero challenges Bravo for the ball but fouls the keeper.
    • 10' Arango collects the ball on the left and cuts in before firing a left-footed effort across goal. Bravo looks worried but the ball flies just wide.
    • 9' The game is being played at a very hightempo. Neither side has really settle down yet.
    • 8' Unbelievable. The referee allows play to go on after two quite obvious fouls on both sets of players.
    • 7' This is the first time the two sides have met in the Copa America since 2001. Chile came out on top in that fixture, winning 1-0.
    • 6' Ponce looks under pressure on the edge of his own box but a Cruyff turn fools two attackers and Chile move forward.
    • 5' Sanchez manouvres his way into the box and gets on the end of Isla's cross. Vega claims once again.
    • 4' Venezuela look to break through Miku and Maldonado but they're not on the same wavelength.
    • 3' Jimenez and Isla exchange passes well on the right wing but one pass too many sees the ball run out for a Venezuela throw-in.
    • 2' Medel is fouled on the right touchline. Jimenez's cross is met by Sanchez but it flies into the arms of Vega.
    • 1' The referee gets the game under way.
    • 23:11 VENEZUELA: Renny Vicente Vega. Oswaldo Vizcarrondo. Grenddy Perozo. Roberto Rosales. Gabriel Cíchero. Juan Fernando Arango. Franklin Lucena. César González. Tomás Rincón. Giancarlos Maldonado. Miku
    • 23:11 The teams are in: CHILE: Claudio Andrés Bravo. Pablo Contreras. Waldo Ponce. Gonzalo Jara. Carlos Carmona. Luis Antonio Jiménez. Arturo Vidal. Gary Medel. Mauricio Isla. Alexis Sánchez. Humberto Suazo
    • 23:11 Good evening and welcome to the LIVE commentary of the fourth quarter-final of the Copa America between Chile and Venezuela at the Estadio del Bicentenario in San Juan.
  • Summary

    • 92' OFF! Rincon hasn't already been booked but it sent off for pulling back Isla.
    • 90' Could have sealed it there. Moreno goes one-on-one with Ponce and gets the better of the defender but gets the pass wrong and the ball ends up in the keepers arms.
    • 84' Should have scored!! Suazo has an effort on goal that Vega fails to hold. Isla follows up with a shot but it's cleared off the line.
    • 82' OFF!! Medel is sent off for a second yellow. It's a bit harsh though. The ball hits the midfielders hand and the ref adjudges it to be intentional.
    • 80' GOAL!! Arango's free kick is met by Vizcarrondo again but it cannons off Bravo. Cichero was on hand to put home the rebound.
    • 78' Sanchez cuts in from the right and skips past two challenges before shooting at goal. Vega is down smartly once again to save.
    • 72' Sanchez finds Suazo again with a wonderful cross-field pass. The No. 9 takes a touch into the penalty area but fires wide from the right.
    • 70' GOAL!! Venezuela have been under pressure for a while and this was just waiting to happen. Sanchez finds Suazo in the area with a neat reverse ball. The striker takes one touch before firing in off the crossbar.
    • 69' Great play by the Chileans. A frew great passes followed by a dummy allow Sanchez an opening. The striker turns and shoots but can only find Vega.
    • 67' How is this game still 0-0? Jimenez's free kick is met by Valdivia who has a free header from eight yards. The header is at goal but is straight into the arms of Vega.
    • 57' WOW. How have they not scored?!?! Valdivia collects the ball on the edge of the box and unleashes a shot on goal that again rattles the cross bar.
    • 54' Moments later Suazo is in the thick of the action again as he turns sharply in the box before firing a shot againts the cross bar.
    • 53' Suazo cuts in from the left and crosses for Sanchez at the far post. The striker heads past the keeper but cannot beat Perozo on the line.
    • 44' Jimenez's free kick is whipped in and is met by Contreras but Vega is on hand to beat the header clear.
    • 34' GOAL!! Arango's inswinging free kick is met by Vizcarrondo who headers home from 10 yards to hand his team the lead.
    • 13' Rosales trades passes with Lucena before being fouled. The free kick is taken quickly and Rincon has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Bravo gets down well to save.
    • 10' Arango collects the ball on the left and cuts in before firing a left-footed effort across goal. Bravo looks worried but the ball flies just wide.

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  • Chile

    Manager: Cláudio Daniel Borghi

  • Venezuela

    Manager: Cesar Farias

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