Chile’s win over Cameroon at the Confederations Cup was overshadowed by two controversial decisions made by the video assistant referee – casting doubt on the system which is being trialled by Federation Internationale de Football Association in Russia, ahead of the World Cup in 2018.
Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifying opponents and African champions Cameroon lost 2-0 to Chile in their opening game at the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation on Sunday.
The goals came in the 81st and 90th minutes of the second half and compensated for a disallowed first half stoppage time goal by Eduardo Vargas, assisted by Vidal, that was ruled out for offside after the match consulted the match video replay technology.
Chile could open Confederations Cup campaign without two leading players. But after that we got much better and played very well in the second half.
“We were superior to Cameroon, pressed harder and looked to score more…”
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Along with Chile and Cameroon, Group B includes Germany and Australia that will play their match in Sochi on Monday.
The first half was nearly controlled entire by the Chileans.
Amongst his exploits Ondoa was required to get down and keep out Edson Puch’s piledriver whilst at the other end Vincent Aboubakar had his shot saved. Vargas himself had a good game overall and deserved the goal.
Mexico equalized less than 10 minutes later with a close-range diving header by Chicharito after Portugal defender Raphael Guerreiro failed to clear a ball crossed into the area.
Alexis Sanchez, who had been struggling with an ankle injury before the game, was introduced by coach Juan Antonio Pizzi 12 minutes after the interval as he looked for the 38th global goal that would make him Chile’s outright record scorer.
Vargas continued to see chances come and go, with his latest effort being deflected behind for a corner.
La Roja eventually broke the deadlock in the 80th minute when Vidal rose above his marker to head home Sanchez’s cross from the left, 0-1.
Chile made a sublime start to the game and could have gone a goal up after just one minute when Vargas hit the upright with a powerful low shot from inside the area, before Jose Fuenzalida called Ondoa into action with a half-volley after a fine piece of skill just minutes later.