• Chile XI: Bravo, Albornoz, Medel, Jara, Isla, Díaz, Aranguiz, Vidal, Valdivia, Sanchez, Vargas
  • Mexico XI: Corona, Ayala, Dominguez, Valenzuela, Flores, Alderete, Guemez, Corona, Medina, Vuoso, Jimenez
  • Former Manchester City striker Matias Vuoso opens the scoring
  • Arturo Vidal equalises with fine header from a corner
  • Raul Jimenez puts visitors back in front after beating Claudio Bravo
  • But Eduardo Vargas nets another header into the bottom corner 

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What a half of football. Frenetic stuff in Santiago with Chile twice coming back from behind. Doubt we’ll see the second period match that intensity, mind!

Mexico have been superb with their pressing in this first-half, but Chile’s quality finally comes to the fore. Alexis Sanchez springs a superb pass out wide, and Arturo Vidal’s inch-perfect cross is met by Eduardo Vargas.

Another great header – into the bottom corner.

Martin Domin in Chile: Jorge Sampaoli insists he does not feel the pressure of guiding Chile to a first ever Copa America triumph but he has the demeanour of a man with the weight of a nation on his shoulders. His half time team talk has just been made that bit easier, however.

37mins: Sloppy from Arturo Vidal. The Juventus midfielder shows his frustration, needlessly hacking down a Mexico attacker from behind.

33mins: Caughtyour breath yet? This game still hasn’t really settled down, but we don’t mind. Chile won’t be happy with this – they’re essentially playing a ‘B’ side but deserve to be behind.

Flores sees his header well saved by Claudio Bravo, but from the resulting corner… what a header!

Vidal’s one wasn’t bad but this may be better, with Raul Jimenez straining his neck to divert this one into the top corner. Some start to this game!

Well, that was quick.

Chile go straight back up the other end and earn themselves a corner, and Vidal rises highest to meet Charles Aranguiz’s cross. That’s a fine header into the bottom corner.

Mexico have the lead! And it’s the former Manchester City man Matias Vuoso… remember him?

Maybe not. He never played a league game, but he’s in the right place at the right time to slot home as Mexico push players forward, eventually crossing from the left and having the ball knocked back for the Argentinean-born striker.

15mins: Whistles from the home fans as Mexico give Chile a warning. Atletico Madrid striker Raul Jimenez runs in behind and is fed with a ball over the top, but he rushes his volley from a tight angle and that’s well wide.

10mins: Chile persisting with their familiar pressing game; Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas leading from the front for the hosts, who are playing three at the back.

Supporters of Chile unroll a giant Chilean flag before the start of the game

5mins: Chile start the game on top, with Sanchez nearly finding space behind the Mexico defence only to be flagged offside. Many favourites have slipped up in the Copa America so far, and the hosts will look to settle the nerves quickly.

Away we go! Electric atmosphere in the Estadio Nacional – as you can imagine.

Corona, Ayala, Dominguez, Valenzuela, Flores, Alderete, Guemez, Corona, Medina, Vuoso, Jimenez

Bravo, Albornoz, Medel, Jara, Isla, Díaz, Aranguiz, Vidal, Valdivia, Sanchez, Vargas



Join Sportsmail for the minute-by-minute coverage as Copa America hosts Chile look to make it two wins out of two in Group A against Mexico in Santiago.

Jorge Sampaoli’s side began the tournament in front of their own fans strongly with victory against Ecuador, while Monday night’s opponents could only draw with Bolivia.

Chile will hope to jump above Bolivia in the group with a win, and will look to star players such as Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal for inspiration. 

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