FIFA Confederations Cup: Late goals hand Chile winning start against Cameroon

This Sunday, June 18, 2017 (11:00 AM Pacific) Cameroon will play Chile at the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow, Russia for a group stage match in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

They took the lead when Vidal rose above two defenders to power home a header in the 81st minute from a flawless assist by Alexis Sanchez, who had been ruled out of the starting lineup through injury but came on early in the second half.

Chile continued to dominate the encounter and finally broke the deadlock 10 minutes from time when Vidal met substitute, Alexis Sanchez's cross with a powerful header.

After initially disallowing the goal, Skomina called for it to be reviewed.

"Today there were many supporters in favour of Chile but all the fans were enthusiastic, which was nice", he said. "The first scoring opportunity for Chile was the goal after 80 minutes so, obviously, we are disappointed as far as the result is concerned but we can be very proud of our performance".

After the break Chile's dominance of the match lessened, forcing Pizzi to risk Sanchez.

The 27-year-old clipped the ball home, but over a minute after the ball had hit the net, the video assistant adjudged the Tigres forward to have been marginally offside.

These two players are some of the best in the world and it looks likely that they will lead their team well in this game. Vargas was on hand to convert the rebound but the linesman flagged for offside.

Ondoa had to palm away a Jose Fuenzalida shot two minutes later as Chile took firm control.

Cameroon keeper Fabrice Ondoa largely kept his side in the game with some fantastic reflexes to keep Chile's attacking three of Vargas, Edson Puch and Jose Fuenzadila at bay. On June 22, Cameroon will play against Australia in St. Petersburg, and Chile will face Germany in Kazan.

At the other end, Vincent Aboubakar showed the threat that Cameroon possessed as he tested Johnny Herrera from the edge of the box after a lightening counter attack. Defeat in an extreme meeting in a friendly match against Romania, I will directly say it was a big surprise, despite the fact that the Romanians scored as many as three goals scored.

"I think this system needs time".

That wasn't the first time the VAR system came into play in the match, either.

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