Chile through to Copa quarter-final after Uruguay draw

Chile reserved their location in the quarter-finals of the Copa America on Monday after protecting a 1-1 draw with Uruguay in Group A.

Veteran striker Eduardo Vargas fired La Roja ahead on 26 minutes prior to Uruguay restored a point through Atletico Madrid in the 66th minute.

Vargas’s first-half strike saw him draw level with Peru’s Paolo Guerrero on 14 objectives in the Copa America’s all-time goalscoring rankings, 3 behind the record of 17 held by Brazil’s Zizinho and Argentina’s Norberto Mendez.

The outcome left Chile with 5 points from 3 video games and guarantees them of a location in the knockout phase.

Uruguay stay in 4th location with one point from 2 video games following their opening defeat to Argentina.

The accumulation to the video game had actually been eclipsed by debate in the Chile camp after discoveries the group had actually breached Covid-19 procedures by bringing a regional hair stylist into the group hotel.

Nevertheless there was no indication of the debate impacting their play, with Vargas shooting Chile ahead on 26 minutes from a tight angle after acquiring a smart pass from English-born Ben Brereton.

Uruguay got a share of the points in the second-half when Suarez bundled in the ball from close quarters throughout a tangle with previous Barcelona team-mate Arturo Vidal at the far post following a corner.

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani nearly took triumph for Uruguay in the 85th minute, however his glancing header flashed simply large of the post.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.