Arturo Vidal inspires Chile to a 1-0 win over Cameroon

By Michael Abayateye
Arturo Vidal

Eduardo Vargas was denied twice by the referee after finding the back of the net, but Arturo Vidal ensured a 1-0 for Chile in their first Group B game against Cameroon in the Confederations Cup.

Vargas scored in additional time of the first half but was controversially denied after courtesy a Video Assistant call.

The goal was ruled out after two minutes as it was discovered that Vargas scored in an offside position and the game ended 0-0 at the end of the first half.

Chile who dominated possession in the first half did not give up as they pressed on for a goal which finally came in the 82nd minute after Alexis Sanchez cross into the goal area which was beautifully met by Vidal's head to give Chile their first three points.

The African champions were impressive at some points in the game but could not find a good final touch at the goal area of the Chileans.

Cameroon would be hoping to get a win in their next game but Chile are currently looking like one of the teams to contest for the ultimate trophy.

At the end, it was an interesting game that was almost marred by technology with Chile deny tow goals but would take solace in Vidal's goal.