Argentina vs Chile Opinion
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Hello everyone. Today I am here to share my experience over Argentina vs Chile match which was played on 14 June 2021. I have been watching the whole match from the beginning till the end after a long time. Personally, I am an Argentina supporter so I had to anyway. Now I am going to share my experience over yesterday’s match. Let me know whether my story of experience is appropriate to you or not.

Copa America match between Argentina and Chile at the Olympic Stadium. As we all know, the Match report as Argentina draws 1-1 with Chile in their opening Copa America clash. Argentina’s Lionel Messi scored one of his trademark free-kicks in the first half, but Eduardo Vargas equalized for Chile to leave honors even at 1-1 in their Copa America opener in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Lionel Messi opens the scoring in Rio with a brilliant free-kick, only for Eduardo Vargas to level matters. Lionel Messi scored a stunning free-kick as Argentina was held to a 1-1 draw by Chile in their Copa America opener in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina wasted three clear opportunities between the 16th and 18th minutes, one for Lautaro Martinez and two for Nicolas Gonzalez. And then Messi opened the scoring in the 33rd after a free-kick that Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo couldn’t stop despite getting a touch on the ball to his left.

Now I am sharing my experience of the match point by point for your better understanding:


Messi curled a superb free-kick into the corner of Claudio Bravo’s net from 25 meters after 33 minutes. The goal made him Argentina’s all-time top goalscorer in competition matches with 38, overtaking Gabriel Batistuta’s tally of 37. Messi has 73 goals for his country in total. Messi continued to create opportunities until the end of the match, but his teammates showed the same difficulty to deliver goals as they did in the 2-2 draw at Colombia in a World Cup qualifier in Barranquilla last week.

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Messi worries about the COVID outbreak among players. Messi curled a superb free-kick into the corner of Claudio Bravo’s net from 25 meters after 33 minutes. Chile equalized 13 minutes into the second half when Vargas followed up to head home the rebound after Arturo Vidal’s penalty was tipped onto the bar by Emiliano Martinez.


Messi continued to create opportunities until the end of the match, but his teammates showed the same difficulty to deliver goals as they did in the 2-2 draw at Colombia in a World Cup qualifier in Barranquilla last week.

“This match got complicated to us,” an exhausted Messi said afterward. “We needed to be calm, have the control of the possession, and play more quickly. The penalty changed the match too.”We wanted to start winning; it was important to start out with a victory. We played a difficult opponent. Uruguay will also be complicated. Two hard matches to start this Copa America.”


Lionel Messi’s stunning free-kick was canceled out by Eduardo Vargas’ second-half effort. Buda Mendes/Getty Images “We had six or seven clear chances and we missed them, and Chile got a good draw,” Argentina keeper Martinez said. “The changes we made today were enough to win by 4- or 5-1.” Chile’s Vidal said getting a draw despite Messi’s performance was a good result for his team, which is in transition with new coach Martin Lasarte and missing star Alexis Sanchez.

“Leo always makes you change your formation. Thank God we managed to secure a draw,” Vidal said. “We are still recovering our intensity, changing the system a little. It was a tough match; we tried to keep the order.”

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The game was played in a deserted Nilton Santos stadium, the site of the track and field events at the 2016 Olympic Games, with both sides getting bogged down on a poor pitch. The result extended Argentina’s unbeaten run to 14 games under coach Lionel Scaloni, a sequence dating back to the 2019 Copa America semifinal.


Copa America was moved at late notice to Brazil after Colombia and Argentina were dropped as co-hosts. Many health experts criticized the move to a country where the COVID-19 death toll is nearing 490,000.


The late Argentina legend Diego Maradona was honored before the match.CONMEBOL announced it would present an audiovisual show paying homage to Maradona, who died on Nov. 25. Argentina’s Lionel Messi scores stunner, but Chile 1-1 draw at Copa America, that was really painful for Argentina.


Argentina has their hopes high coming into the tournament, which could prove to be captain Lionel Messi’s last appearance at the Copa America. La Albiceleste has come a long way since their 2018 World Cup disappointment and will be favorites to qualify to top the group which consists of Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia. They kick off their campaign against Chile, which held them to a difficult 1-1 draw in the World Cup qualifiers just days earlier. Argentina does not have a win in 2021. Argentina and Chile have a great rivalry going for half a decade now, and they played an excellent match in the World Cup Qualifiers just over a week ago.

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Chile equalized in the second half with a 13-minute equalizer when Vargas returned after Arguro Vidal had been fouled by Emiliano Martinez. Messi continued to create chances until the end of the match, but his teammates showed the same difficulty in scoring as they did in Colombia’s 2-2 draw in the World Cup qualifier in Barranquilla last week. Exhausted after the match, Messi said, “This match became complicated for us.”  “We needed to stay calm, control possession, and play faster.  The penalty match has also changed.”


Lionel Messi’s great free-kick was disallowed by Eduardo Vargas in the second half.  Buddha Mendes / Getty Images “We had six or seven clear chances and we missed them and Chile had a great draw,” said keeper Martinez.  “The opportunity we created today was enough to win four or five.”The game was played at the secluded Nilton Santos Stadium, a track and field event at the 2016 Olympic Games, with both sides stuck in a bad game.  Under coach Lionel Scoloni, Argentina’s unbeaten run has increased to 14 games, the sequel to the 2012 Copa America semifinals.


Colombia and Argentina were transferred to Copa America Brazil after late notice after being dropped from the co-hosts.  The move was criticized by most health experts in a country where the death toll from Covid-19 is close to 490,000.

Before the match, the late Argentine legend Diego Maradona was honored.  Conmebol announced that they would present an audiovisual show in honor of Maradona, who died on November 25.  A 3D animation shows Maradona maintaining while he wears club uniforms to the tune of the song ‘Live is Life’.

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Lionel Messi Ahead of Argentina’s Copa America 2021 Opener vs Chile: ‘Important to Start With Three Points’ The Lionel Messi-led Argentina side will lock horns with a formidable Chile in their Copa America 2021 tournament opener on Monday night at EstadioNilton Santos. With all eyes on Messi, the Argentine football icon reckoned getting off to a winning start could make all the difference as it would give the side peace of mind.”We need an important victory. We have been doing things well, growing, but we need to win the first game. It is important to start with the three points, it gives you peace of mind for what is coming,”


Messi’s magical left foot gave dominant Argentina a deserved first-half lead but Eduardo Vargas equalized in the second half after Argentinagoalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved veteran midfielder Arturo Vidal’s penalty.


Nelson Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, there was a light and effects tribute to Argentina legend Diego Maradona, who died in November aged 60, although the ground was empty due to coronavirus restrictions.

The first chance fell to Messi in eight minutes as Leandro Paredes picked out Nicolas Tagliafico on the left and the fullback nodded the ball down for his captain, who sent a volley wide. Minutes later, Giovani Lo Celso crossed from the left but a sliding Lautaro Martinez could only spoon the ball over the bar from inside the six-yard box.


Argentina was in total command and Lo Celso picked out Nicolas Gonzalez to shoot from 20 yards but goalkeeper Claudio Bravo got down well to his right to tip the ball around the post. From Messi’s corner, Gonzalez headed over the bar and moments later he was released by Lo Celos but shot straight at Bravo. It would be a frustrating night for Gonzalez.


Argentina got the goal their domination deserved on 33 minutes, and inevitably it was Messi who scored, curling a free-kick from 25 yards out just beyond Bravo’s dive. They should have had a second soon afterward but teed up by Gonzalo Montiel 10 yards out, Martinez screwed his shot horribly wide.” I would be worried if the team wasn’t creating chances. The important thing is we are, we’re getting lots of players in the box. And it will go in,” said Scaloni.


Chile started the second half with more intent and Erick Pulgar played Vargas into the area but his shot on the stretch was saved by Martinez. However, Vidal stormed in to try to fire home the rebound and was caught by Tagliafico as he shot. Referee Wilmar Roldan consulted VAR and then awarded a penalty. Martinez tipped Vidal’s effort onto the crossbar but Vargas was quickest to the ball to head home the equalizer.

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Argentina was soon back on the attack but Chile center-back Gary Medel blocked a volley from Gonzalez, who later headed over from a Messi free-kick. Twenty minutes from time, Messi created space in the box but Bravo was down well to save his low shot. Gonzalez’s night to forget would get worse 10 minutes from time when he ran onto a perfect chipped pass from Messi but headed over from just seven yards out when it looked easier to score. It was his last involvement as he was substituted before Bravo took the goal kick. Argentina kept pushing but Messi headed over the bar in injury time as Chile held on for a point.


Chile equalized from a rebounded penalty kick Messi’s former teammate Arturo Vidal before Eduardo Vargas tucked in the rebound with his head. The game should have been buried as the Argentine missed several scoring chances. Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez failed to beat Claudio Bravo twice.


Moreover, Lionel Messi has now beaten his rival Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of goals scored from free-kicks. The Barcelona superstar netted his 57th set piece during Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Chile at the ongoing Copa America. The Argentine captain scored a beauty from a free kick in their underwhelming draw to have a staggered start into the competition. And just before the kick-off of the encounter, a brilliant tribute was paid to late legend Diego Maradona who passed away on November 25, 2020.

So these are all my experience that I gathered from the match and now sharing with you all. As a fan of Messi, I am glad about his performance and hopping best for the betterment of my favorite team Argentina. Lionel Messi scores, Emiliano Martinez saves a penalty and it’s all about the Argentina VS Chile match.


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