Argentina v Chile Match Report, 06/07/2019, Copa America

Argentina v Chile Match Report, 06/07/2019, Copa America

Argentina 2 Chile 1: Messi sees red in tempestuous third-place play-off

Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala scored Argentina’s goals as they conquer Chile to take third position at the Copa America.

Lionel Messi was shipped as Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to clinch Copa America bronze together with either side decreased 10 guys in an ill-tempered battle at Arena Corinthians.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner seemed to be the victim of pushing by Chile’s Gary Medel, but the Warriors sent off both players afterwards 37 moments with Argentina two goals to the good.

Messi supplied the help of Sergio Aguero’s 12th-minute opener prior to Juventus forwards Paulo Dybala doubled Argentina’s direct, but the first half finished with protests from the controversial red cards.

You will find 21 fouls prior to the fracture and sparks continued to soar as Chile were given a penalty just before the hour, Arturo Vidal scoring from the place.

Reinaldo Rueda’s men failed to induce an equaliser, but there was time for three additional reservations which took the tally of cards revealed to nine in the conclusion of an explosive experience.

Aguero lashed a shot narrowly wide after seven minutes but made amends minutes after when Messi’s casual free-kick chosen from the Manchester City striker, who piled Gabriel Arias before slotting home from a tight angle.

Chile’s Alexis Sanchez limped off clutching his hamstring before Arias made a diving save in an 18-lawn Messi driveway but had been crushed when Dybala commanded Giovani Lo Celso’s throughball and cracked over the goalkeeper from the edge of this six-yard box.

Dybala delivered a flying volley just wide before a volatile first half turned nasty when Medel pushed Messi round the pitch just for the referee to ship off both players amid vociferous complaints on all sides. 

The second half started with a a penalty maintain, Charles Aranguiz looking to package Aguero over from the box, but the referee saw no filthy.

He given a penalty to Chile when Lo Celso slid in overdue on Aranguiz and Vidal lashed the spot-kick down the center.

Lionel Scaloni delivered on Angel Di Maria to get Dybala and the winger embarked on that a mazy dribble past a few Chile players before selling Aguero marginally short with his final ball and the striker fired tamely in Arias together with the last clear prospect of the match.


What exactly does it imply? Scaloni’s future stays optimistic

Argentina’s failure to make it to the last left Scaloni under his contract is up at the end of the calendar year, but preventing defeat here would have taken a number of the warmth of the Albiceleste coach.

Dybala looking hazardous

Reportedly a transfer goal for Manchester United, Paulo Dybala failed his odds of making a profitable move from Juventus no injury with a playful performance along with a well-taken aim.

Pulgar blessed to remain on

On a night once the referee was unable to maintain order, Erick Pulgar was fortunate to escape with only a reservation after pitching himself to several reckless challenges.

Crucial Opta Facts

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– Argentina remain unbeaten against Chile in Copa America championships (W21 D7).
– Argentina have finished in the top three in five of the previous six Copa America tournaments (except 2011, if they had been removed in the quarter-finals from Uruguay, in home).
– Lionel Messi helped Sergio Aguero for Argentina’s opener against Chile, signaling his 40th assist because of his federal team.
– Paulo Dybala scored only his second goal for Argentina.

What is next?

Chile are going to have the chance for revenge when both sides meet in September at a game which seems likely to create a mockery of the term’friendly’.

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