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EPL English Premier LeagueArgentina Only Tied 1-1 with Chile Despite Messi Scoring

Argentina Only Tied 1-1 with Chile Despite Messi Scoring

Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Chile clashed for both South American nation’s teams’ first game in this summer’s Copa America. And Argentina only tied 1-1 with Chile despite Messi scoring a goal, like the reliable striker and captain he is.

Though the Argentines started with strong pressure in the first half, they only scoured up a tie with the Chileans.

Indeed, first Lautaro Martinez missed an opportunity and then Nicolas Gonzalez failed to take advantage of a “one-on-one” situation.

Argentina Only Tied 1-1 with Chile Despite Messi Scoring

Despite their futile domination of the first half, one highlight for Argentine, however, was the goal of the reliable Messi.

At 33 minutes, midfielder and captain Lionel Messi shot superbly from a free kick and beat the goalkeeper.

Then, just before the break, the referee analysed a tricky situation in the Chilean penalty area. However, he did not see it to be a handball.

Towards the end of the first half, meanwhile, Martinez could have increased the score, but he hit the wrong ball.

After the change of sides, Chile began to fight for an equaliser and soon succeeded.

Arturo Vidal suffered a fouling in the 16th minute of the second half and the referee dictated a penalty.

After the referee’s decision using video verification, Chile got a penalty in the 57th minute.

Vidal’s strike was saved by the goalkeeper, but Eduardo Vargas was helpless on the stroke of half-time.

The Argentines even tried to convince the referee that the shooter was offside, but to no avail.

Messi threatened to score again in the 72nd minute, but his powerful shot was successfully deflected by the goalkeeper.

The Argentine tried hard, but neither his efforts nor those of his teammates yielded results and the match ended in a draw.

Argentina – Chile 1-1 (1-0)

Goals: Messi (33), Vargas (57p)

Argentina: Martinez – Montiel (85. N. Molina), Martínez, Otamendi, Tagliafico – de Paul, Leandro Paredes (68. Palacios), Lo Celso (67. Di María) – Messi, Lautaro Martínez (81. Agüero), N. Gonzalez (81. Correa).

Chile: Bravo – Isla, Medel (84. Roco), Maripan, Mena – Arturo Vidal (85. Alarcon), Pulgar, Aránguiz – Meneses (90+3. Galdames), Palacios (77. Brereton), E. Vargas (77. Pinares)