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Confederations Cup: Chile Off To Winning Start Thanks To Late Goals

Confederations Cup: Chile Off To Winning Start Thanks To Late Goals

by | 19th June 2017
Chile celebrate win against Cameroon in Group B match in Confederations Cup.

Arturo Vidal’s late header helped Chile to a 2-0 win over Cameroon in their Confederations Cup Group B opener in Moscow on Sunday, as the video assistant referee played a prominent role.

 

Chile dominated an entertaining, but goalless, first half as Eduardo Vargas saw his strike ruled out by the video assistant.

 

The Copa America champions had to wait until the 81st minute though to find a breakthrough, which was provided by a flying header from Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal.

 

Vargas, who missed a host of earlier chances, added a second 10 minutes later in added time after another video review.

 

The victory gave Chile a perfect start to their maiden Confederations Cup campaign, after they qualified by successfully defending their Copa America title last year.