translated from Spanish: Chile drew 1-1 with Argentina and remains in the middle of the table

The Chilean team rescued on Thursday a good draw to a goal in its visit to its counterpart from Argentina, in commitment played in the Estadio Único de Santiago del Estero and valid for the seventh date of the Qualifiers to the World Cup in Qatar 2022.In the first official confrontation of Martín Lasarte in the national bank , the ‘Red’ finished with positive feelings by capturing a point against a ‘great’ of the continent and who is located as subleader in this long road to the next World Cup.With this result, the two-time champion of America remained in sixth place in the qualifying table with five units, with a record of one win , two draws and two defeats. Despite the slight dominance that the ‘albicelestes’ presented on the pitch, Chile did not panic and stood with personality. To highlight the constant mobility of Alexis Sánchez, the perfect coverages of the experienced Gary Medel, the solid deployment by the bands of Eugenio Mena and Mauricio Isla, in addition to the husting of Charles Aránguiz.La first option of danger was for the visitor, in the 15 minutes, Eduardo Vargas received from outside the area and took a low right that passed very close to the right post of the goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez.A the 24′ , meanwhile, the zero would be broken and it was in favor of the pupils of Lionel Scaloni. After looking at the play in the VAR, the referee estimated that there was a foul by Guillermo Maripán on Lautaro Martínez in the area. Lionel Messi stood from 12 steps and defined with class, with a low shot and at half speed to the left of the porch defended by Claudio Bravo, who threw himself to the other side. Despite the goal, the ‘Red’ did not speculate and found parity in the 36th minute. Charles Aránguiz’s free kick, Gary Medel appeared in the area and left Alexis Sanchez alone to convert alone in front of goal. When the first period was going, at 45+1′, the ‘Flea’ was close to putting the second for the homeowner. The FC Barcelona star executed a free kick at the entrance of the area that seemed to sneak into the angle, but Bravo was masterful to fly to his left and deflect the shot. Already in the complement, at 54′, Argentina arrived in depth. Erick Pulgar lost the ball in the middle and allowed the counter of the trasandinos, who reached the area and Ángel Di María took a shot to the body of Bravo.Shortly after, at 59′, those of ‘Machete’ warned with danger. The ‘Huaso’ Isla shot the center from the right, deflected with the head Eduardo Vargas and Eugenio Mena took a left-handed volley that hit an Argentine defender. The next challenge of the ‘Team of All’ will be on Tuesday, June 8 in Santiago against a flooded Bolivia, which on this day defeated Venezuela in La Paz.

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