Argentina vs Chile LIVE Score and commentary, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 04, 2021 07:33 IST

Argentina 1-1 Chile (Messi 24' - Alexis 36') FT


07:33 (IST)4 JUN 2021

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07:31 (IST)4 JUN 2021

FULL TIME : Argentina 1-1 Chile

Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez found the net in the first half, with both goals coming from set-pieces. The Albiceleste's best chances also came from free-kicks with Messi hitting the woodwork and forcing Claudio Bravo into a couple of fine-saves.

It was a disjointed attacking performance from Scaloni's men, although credit must be afforded to Chile's backline. The result leaves Argentina second in the table on 11 points, although Ecuador can overtake them with a win. Chile remain in sixth, two points behind Paraguay and Uruguay.

Overall, Chile will walk away happier with the point, with Argentina having the better chances. Yet, there are concerns for Scaloni as none of his side's best moments came in open play.

07:27 (IST)4 JUN 2021

90+5' The referee blows for full-time, bringing an end to this even contest. Argentina 1-1 Chile FT.

07:26 (IST)4 JUN 2021

90+4' Argentina have a free-kick near the centre-circle with Correa brought down. True to form, the Albiceleste waste the chance by going short and the move eventually peters out.

07:24 (IST)4 JUN 2021

90+2' Lionel Messi tries his hardest to fashion a chance for Argentina but the Chilean backline is standing firm.

07:22 (IST)4 JUN 2021

90' We will have four minutes of injury time as both sides chase a winner

07:21 (IST)4 JUN 2021

88' SAVE! Yet another save from Bravo as Messi cut's inside on his left foot from the right channel and curls a ball aimed at the opposite top corner. 

07:19 (IST)4 JUN 2021

87' SHOT! Messi hammers a low drive aimed at Bravo's left corner, but he makes a fine save. Alvarez and Lautaro attempt to pounce on the rebounds but Chile eventually manage to get the ball clear.

07:17 (IST)4 JUN 2021

86' SUBSTITUTION: Tomas Alarcon comes on to replace Charles Aranguiz

07:17 (IST)4 JUN 2021

85' Neither side look like scoring as we enter the final five minutes, although Argentina have created a few promising situations down the right wing of late.

07:16 (IST)4 JUN 2021

83' Chistian Romero is down with an injury after Meneses takes him out. The Atalanta defender eventually gets back to his feet after having rolled around quite a fair bit...

07:14 (IST)4 JUN 2021

81' SUBSTITUTION: Nahuel Molina comes on to replace Juan Foyth for Argentina, with Exequiel Palacios also replacing Leandro Paredes. Carlos Palacios comes on to replace Eduardo Vargas for Chile

07:12 (IST)4 JUN 2021

80' OFF THE BAR! Messi finds the top corner, but it's the woodwork he hits, with Bravo left stranded. He's getting closer and closer....

07:11 (IST)4 JUN 2021

78' Messi is in the wars again, with Mena attempting his version of mince-meat while tripping the Barcelona superstar with an agricultural challenge. Argentina waste the free-kick but eventually earn another as Correa is chopped down by Mena. Messi steps up to take the free-kick in another promising position.

07:09 (IST)4 JUN 2021

77' Sanchez and Pinares combine well to find Vargas down the right wing, but the forward blazes a shot over from the edge of the box.

07:09 (IST)4 JUN 2021

76' Alexis is a picture of frustration as Isla overhits a pass down the right channel and the ball goes out of play. Given Sanchez' balls to Isla all game, he has a right to be piqued.

07:07 (IST)4 JUN 2021

74' De Paul makes a superb run down the right wing, evading multiple challenges from Pulgar and Vargas, but his cross isn't of much use with only Lautaro lurking in the box. Argentina look quite disjointed in attack at the moment, and may be made to pay eventually.

07:05 (IST)4 JUN 2021

73' Meneses and Pulgar attempt to make Messi the meat in their sandwich and the referee is clearly not a fan of their culinary skills, blowing for a foul.

07:02 (IST)4 JUN 2021

70' Isla concedes a corner with an excellent clearance after Lautaro had produced an excellent touch from Tagliafico's knockdown in the box. Correa finds Romero from the set-piece but Chile manage to clear the ball, with an offside eventually releasing the pressure on the visitors.

07:00 (IST)4 JUN 2021

68' YELLOW! Charles Aranguiz goes into the book for tugging Lautaro back as he set off on the counter.

06:59 (IST)4 JUN 2021

67' SHOT! Lautaro blazes over from the left channel after an excellent run. The striker seems to be thriving in the spaces left by Messi as the Argentine maestro drops deep.

06:57 (IST)4 JUN 2021

65' SHOT! Alexis sends his free-kick well over the bar, with Martinez barely troubled to move his feet.

06:57 (IST)4 JUN 2021

65' SUBSTITUTION: Cesar Pinares comes on to replace Pablo Galdames in midfield. Meanwhile, Aranguiz has earned a free-kick with Sanchez standing over the ball.

06:55 (IST)4 JUN 2021

63' SHOT! Lautaro collects the ball in the right channel and evades a couple of chances before unleashing a low drive with his left foot, which Bravo saves comfortable. Moments later, Lautaro finds Messi in the box, but an excellent challenge from Mena stops him from shooting.

06:53 (IST)4 JUN 2021

62' SUBSTITUTION : Julian Alvarez of River Plate comes on to make his debut for Argentina, with Angel di Maria coming off.

06:53 (IST)4 JUN 2021

60' Messi has been fairly quiet in the second half so far, with Argentina slowly losing their control over this game as Chile are starting to find space on the wings.

06:51 (IST)4 JUN 2021

59' SHOT! Alexis finds Isla down the right wing in space yet again, and his cross is deflected to Mena at the far post, with Foyth blocking his volley from reaching the net.

06:50 (IST)4 JUN 2021

58' Sanchez takes the corner short, looking to find Medel making a near post run, but the ball is cleared out for a throw-in. Argentina regain possession with ease and resume their control.

06:49 (IST)4 JUN 2021

57' Isla earns a corner after his cross is blocked by Tagliafico. A rare chance for the visitors in this second half.

06:47 (IST)4 JUN 2021

55' Correa evades a couple of challenges in midfield with some excellent quick feet before releasing Lautaro down the left channel. The Inter Milan striker passes it to Di Maria in space in a central position on the edge of the box, but his shot is fairly tame.

06:45 (IST)4 JUN 2021

53' YELLOW Christian Romero goes into the book for a less than legal contest of an aerial ball with Vargas.

06:44 (IST)4 JUN 2021

52' Di Maria's twinkle-toes are causing Chile quite a few problems, and another promising move ends with a tame long-range effort from Paredes with Bravo collecting the ball with disdainful ease.

06:42 (IST)4 JUN 2021

50' Excellent defending from Romero as he clears a threatening cross from Mena down Chile's left wing. Despite the scoreline, both defences can be proud of their performances tonight.

06:41 (IST)4 JUN 2021

49' Di Maria exchanges a quick 1-2 with Correa on the edge of the box before floating a ball over to Tagliafico making his way into the box. However, Isla is on hand to intercept and Tagliafico eventually concedes a foul.

06:39 (IST)4 JUN 2021

47' De Paul earns Argentina an early corner, and his delivery from the left is hooked away by Galdames. Chile are under pressure immediately from the off.

06:37 (IST)4 JUN 2021

45' The second half is underway! Chile get us started once again.

06:36 (IST)4 JUN 2021

The second half is moments away, with Argentina set to bring on Angel Correa and Lisandro Martinez for Lucas Ocampos and Lucas Martinez Quarta

06:25 (IST)4 JUN 2021

HALF-TIME : Argentina 1-1 Chile

Argentina had VAR to thank for their lead after Maripan fouled Lautaro in the box, with Lionel Messi stepping up to calmly roll the ball past Bravo midway through the first half. Chile responded soon after, with Alexis Sanchez taking advantage of Medel's acrobatic cut-back from Aranguiz' free-kick tp equalise.

Claudio Bravo ensured the game went into the break on even terms, with a stunning save to deny Messi's free-kick in injury time. It's been an even game, with any team likely to end up winners on the evidence so far.

06:21 (IST)4 JUN 2021

45+3' The referee blows for half-time, bringing an end to a fine first half.

06:19 (IST)4 JUN 2021

45+1' SAVE! A stunning save from Claudio Bravo, who denies his former teammate with a strong hand to stop the ball from nestling in the top corner.

06:18 (IST)4 JUN 2021

45' Messi is clipped from behind on the edge of the box, with Pulgar conceding a free-kick in probably the worst spot on the pitch. No prizes for guessing who's stepping up to take it. Meanwhie, we have three minutes of added time.

06:16 (IST)4 JUN 2021

43' YELLOW! Lucan Martinez Quarta goes into the book for a shove in the back of Alexis.

06:14 (IST)4 JUN 2021

41' Foyth attempts a terrible clearance under pressure from Meneses and eventually concedes a free-kick. Chile are ramping up the pressure in the final moments of the half. Martinez punches the incoming corner to the edge of the box and is able to collect the resultant shot with ease.

06:12 (IST)4 JUN 2021

39' SHOT! De Paul hammers a shot well over the bar after a clearance from Messi's lofted pass falls to him on the edge of the box. 

06:11 (IST)4 JUN 2021

38' The goal stands! Chile are back in this game!

06:10 (IST)4 JUN 2021

That was Alexis Sanchez' first goal in open play against Argentina, although he may yet be denied it with VAR checking for offside.

06:09 (IST)4 JUN 2021

36' GOAAAAL!!! Aranguiz floats in a beautiful free kick to Medel, who squares the ball for Alexis Sanches to tap the ball into an empty net!

06:08 (IST)4 JUN 2021

35' Meneses wins a free kick in a promising position down the left channel after Juan Foyth smothers him from behind. 

06:06 (IST)4 JUN 2021

33' Rodrigo de Paul sends a shot wide of the Chilean net, after an excellent counter-attack saw Ocampos' shot blocked. 

06:05 (IST)4 JUN 2021

32' Di Maria once again attempts a through ball down the right channel, but Medel intercepts once more. Chile set off on an attack of their own, but Paredes breaks it up with a superb tackle.
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