Lionel Messi equalizes for Argentina
Messi ‘Argentina’ curled home from the edge of the area towards the end of the first half of the Group A opener.
But Eduardo Vargas scored the equalizer after saving Arturo Vidal’s penalty.
Shortly before the start, Copa America remembers Argentina legend Maradona with a stunning display of light and effects.
Before the start of the match there is a 3D rendering of the 1986 World Cup champion.
Maradona, one of the greatest footballers of all time, died in November last year at the age of 60.
After the match started, Argentina started top of the group 12 minutes before the end of the first half. That’s when Messi made a mistake outside the area to spin a free kick.
The goal was 73 in the world for the Barcelona striker.
However, Chile equalized in the second half. Vidal then received a foul inside the penalty area after reviewing the VAR.
Vidal missed the penalty kick to the crossbar but Vargas responded quickly to head inside.
It is necessary to postpone the forty-seventh edition of the tournament for a year due to the outbreak of Corona. Where he decided to hold it in Argentina and Colombia. But the federation decided to grant Brazil a hosting after the original host country was stripped of the tournament.
The South American Football Association (CONMEBOL) sacked Colombia as co-host in May amid anti-government protests. Due to the high cases of Covid-19 Argentina later replaced in the country.