Soccer-Messi free kick not sufficient as Argentina held to attract by Chile


RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Argentina’s Lionel Messi scored one among his trademark free kicks within the first half however Eduardo Vargas equalised for Chile to depart honours even at 1-1 of their Copa America opener in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.

Messi curled an excellent free kick into the nook of Claudio Bravo’s internet from 25 metres after 33 minutes.

Chile equalised 13 minutes into the second half when Vargas adopted as much as head house the rebound after Arturo Vidal‘s penalty was tipped on to the bar by Emiliano Martinez.

The outcome prolonged Argentina’s unbeaten run to 14 video games below coach Lionel Scaloni, a sequence relationship again to the 2019 Copa America semi-final.

Paraguay tackle Bolivia within the second Group A sport in a while Monday, with Uruguay, the fifth group within the part, debuting on Friday.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie, modifying by Ed Osmond)



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