Copa America 2021: Argentina vs Chile Player Ratings; Messi’s stunning freekick canceled out by Vargas’ second-half goal

Copa America 2021: Argentina vs Chile Player Ratings; Lionel Messi's scores stunning freekick but held 1-1 by Chile in Copa America Group A opener.

The match between Argentina and Chile was a highly entertaining one with both teams having to share points in the end. Argentina was clearly the better team though, over the course of 90 minutes, looking at the number of chances they managed to create. Chile had some of their own but those were never convincing enough to seal a win. Argentina struck first in the match through none other than Lionel Messi, who executed a freekick to perfection. Just a few minutes into the second half, Chile was awarded a penalty, which was highly debatable, to say the least. Arturo Vidal had his shot blocked by Emiliano Martinez but the rebound was turned in by Eduardo Vargas.

Argentina created numerous opportunities and Lionel Messi was at the heart of it. Nicolas Gonzalez wasted two glorious chances with Nicolas Tagliafico and Lautaro Martinez joining the list with one each. But it was Lionel Messi pulling the strings as usual, proving to the world that why he is, without a doubt, the best in the world. Here are the Argentina vs Chile player ratings:

Argentina Player Ratings

Emiliano Martinez – 8/10

Gonzalo Montiel – 6/10

Lucas Martinez Quarta – 4/10

Nicolas Otamendi – 6/10

Nicolas Tagliafico – 5/10

Rodrigo De Paul – 6/10

Leandro Paredes – 5/10

Gio Lo Celso – 7/10

Lionel Messi – 9/10

Lautaro Martinez – 4/10

Nicolas Gonzalez – 4/10

Sergio Aguero – 5/10

Angel Di Maria – 7/10

Exequiel Palacios – 5/10

Joaquin Correa – 5/10

Nahuel Molina – 5/10

Argentina vs Chile Player Ratings. Lionel Messi scores a stunning freekick.
Copa America 2021: Argentina vs Chile Player Ratings; Messi's stunning freekick canceled out by Vargas' second-half goal 1

Chile Player Ratings

Claudio Bravo – 7/10

Mauricio Isla – 5/10

Eugenio Mena – 4/10

Guillermo Maripan – 5/10

Gary Medel – 8/10

Arturo Vidal – 7/10

Erick Pulgar – 5/10

Charles Aranguiz – 5/10

Jean Meneses – 6/10

Eduardo Vargas – 7/10

Carlos Palacios – 5/10

Enzo Roco – 5/10

Cesar Pinares – 5/10

Pablo Galdamis Miilan – 4/10

Tomas Alarcon – 5/10

Benjamin Anthony Brereton – 6/10

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