Chile celebrated 2-0 against Ecuador in the opening match of the Copa America 2015 edition. It was a nervous and tied game until Juventus’ midfielder Arturo Vidal falls down with a slight touch of Ecuador’s defender. The Referee N. Pitana shows to a penalty spot, Vidal steps in and converts the same to break the tie and to give Chile the lead. In the 82nd minute of the game Ecuador was close to levelling the score but Enner Valencia hits a bar with header. Two minutes later Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez cuts Ecuzador’s pass back, takes two defenders on his back and sends the ball into the box trough them to Vargas who curls it for the final 2-0 with a first-touch shot.
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Pre Match Video
Ecuador coach Gustavo Quinteros spoke at a news conference on Wednesday (10th June), a day before they face host nation Chile in the Copa America opener.
Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal spoke in Santiago on Wednesday (10th June) ahead of their Copa America opener against Ecuador.
Ecuador substitutes: Azcona, Mina, Ibarra, Larrea, Dreer, Quinonez, Pineida, Angulo, Bagui, Cazares, Narvaez, Gonzalez.
Chile substitutes: Garces, Herrera, Albornoz, Silva, Fuenzalida, Pinilla, Vargas, Rojas, Mati Fernandez, Pizarro, Gutierrez, Henriquez.
Ecuador starting line-up (4-4-2): Dominguez; Paredes, Achiler, Erazo, W. Ayovi; F. Martinez, Noboa, Lastra; Bolanos, E. Valencia.
Chile starting line-up (3-4-2-1): Bravo; Medel, Jara, Mena; Isla, Aranguiz, Diaz, Beausejour; Vidal, Valdivia; Sanchez.