Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Group C: Chile beat Mexico 2-1

Posted by Admin On 11:01 AM

Chile hit the top of Group C after pending from a goal behind to beat Mexico in the Copa America. Having never lifted the cup before, Claudio Borghi's men gave an imposing expression of their experience to do as this time around as they became just the subsequent side to register a win so far.

Having fallen behind against the run of play to Nestor Aurajo's goal just before half-time, La Roja score two times after the break through alternate Esteban Paredes and Arturo Vidal to move ahead of Uruguay and Peru who had drawn earlier in the day. Mexico was on the back foot from the off, but had an early gap when Giovani Dos Santos went on a weave run that resulted in him having a shot infertile.

Chile remain the better side, though, especially with Alexis Sanchez, one of world football's most wanted, looking dangerous. They did not expect to fall behind to Aurajo`s looping header in the 40th minute, but they did, although they need not have concerned.

Parades came off the bench on the hour and seven notes later he was at full stretch at the far post to package home on the line after four players had all gone for the same ball in the box. Then, with Mexico only just level, Vidal got a start on his indicator at the near post and planted a header into the contradictory corner to win it, although it essential some late indecision in the box from Edgar Pacheco to strengthen the point.

Chile: 1-Claudio Bravo, 5-Pablo Contreras, 3-Waldo Ponce, 18-Gonzalo Jara, 14-Matias Fernandez, 12-Jean Beausejour (22-Esteban Paredes, 59'), 8-Arturo Vidal, 17-Gary Medel, 4-Mauricio Isla, 7-Alexis Sanchez, 9-Humberto Suazo.

Mexico: 1-Luis Michel, 21-Hiram Mier, 14-Nestor Araujo, 19-Hector Reynoso, 22-Paul Aguilar, 5-Darvin Chavez, 15-Jorge Enriquez, 23-Diego Reyes, 10-Giovani Dos Santos, 11-Javier Aquino (18-Oribe Peralta, 74'), 9-Rafael Marquez Lugo.


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