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Jun 12, 2015 at 12.30am UK at Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Vidal (67' pen.), Vargas (84')
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Half-Time Report: Ecuador holding Chile in Copa America opener

Chile struggle to earn a half-time lead as they are held at the break by Ecuador in game one of the Copa America in Santiago.

Chile have been held to a goalless half-time draw in their Copa America curtain-raiser with Ecuador in Santiago this morning.

Only two minutes elapsed before the tournament hosts threatened to make a dream start as Alexis Sanchez poked narrowly past the post.

The Arsenal hotshot was proving lively early on and two minutes later he was thwarted again in his bid to open the scoring as he failed to lift a shot over Alexander Dominguez.

The visitors slowly but surely began developing a foothold in the clash and Claudio Bravo had to be alert to keep out Fidel Martinez's curling effort.

Chile again threatened seven minutes before the break when Sanchez and Mauricio Isla exchanged a one-two, before the latter saw his fierce drive whistle just past the post.

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Chilean national team footballer Eduardo Vargas celebrates next to Arturo Vidal after scoring against North ireland during a friendly football match in Valparaiso, on June 4, 2014
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