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Arturo Vidal put through his own net but Chile still progressed to the quarter-finals of thefollowing a 1-1 draw with Uruguay.
Vidal's error give Uruguay their first goal in five games in a gripping draw.
Eduardo Vargas put Chile ahead in the 26th minute with a fierce angled drive butpounced on a knock down midway through the second half to pressure Vidal into scoring an own goal.
Between them, Chile and Uruguay have won three of the last four Copa America tournaments, but both sides have failed to set this tournament alight.
Argentina and Chile are drawing draw
In their first game at the Copa América, the Argentine national team around Superstar Lionel Messi has only a draw to the team from the neighboring country Chile. © ricardo mazalan / ap / dpa Argentina Lionel Messi (front) and Chiles Eugenio Mena fight for the ball. The albiceleste went with a directly transformed free-kick of Messi in the 33rd minute. Eduardo Vargas explored in the 57th minute for Chile.
Uruguay did not get a shot on target in their opening 1-0 loss to Argentina, while Chile scraped a draw with Argentina then laboured to beat Bolivia 1-0.
Both teams, thankfully, showed a bit more verve on a hot and humid night in central Brazil.
Chile started the better side and went ahead after 26 minutes thanks to Eduardo Vargas. Vargas worked a nice one-two with Ben Brereton before lashing an unstoppable shot past goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.
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It was Vargas' 14th goal in the tournament, making him the joint fifth-top goal scorer, only three goals behind the leaders on 17.
Uruguay: Muslera, Gonzalez (Nandez 46), Giminez, Godin, Vina (Rodriguez 85), Valverde, Vecino (Torreira 81), De La Cruz (Caceres 46), De Arrascaeta (Torres 60), Suarez, Cavani
Lionel Messi scores jaw-dropping free-kick for Argentina against Chile
Argentina talisman Messi is still yet to win his first international trophy with his country, and set about kickstarting their quest to end the drought with a jaw-dropping effort from a set piece. In typical style, his strike was lofted with delicious whip from 25 yards, before it arched over the wall and nestled into the back of the net. © Provided by Daily Mail ( © Provided by Daily Mail ( His wand of a left foot delivered the damage after a foul was won from distance, and even the faintest of touches from goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was unable to prevent Messi from wheeling away in wild celebration.
Subs: Coates, Rodriguez, Campana, Bentancur, Rochet, Ocampo, Candido
Goal: Vidal 66 (o.g.)
Chile: Bravo, Sierralta, Medel, Maripan (Roco 38), Isla, Pulgar, Aranguiz, Vidal (Alarcon 69), Vargas (Meneses 56), Brereton (Arriagada 69)
Subs: Vegas, Arias, Nunez, Castellon, Pinares, Baeza, Galdames, Mora
Goal: Vargas 26
Uruguay had not scored in their last four games before tonight but they grew as the game went on and got a deserved equaliser midway through the second half.
Matias Vecino nodded a corner into the six-yard box and as Luis Suarez grappled with Vidal the ball was knocked into the roof of the net.
The goal was first given to Suarez but then classed as an own goal and Vidal was replaced moments later after complaining he had been fouled by his former team mate at Barcelona.
There had been some controversy ahead of the game, with Chile admitting some of their players â Vidal was later named as one â breaking the bubble set up to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Uruguay got more on top as the game went on and pushed forward in search of a winner, with Suarez and Edinson Cavani both coming close.
But neither side could get a decisive goal and so Chile move into top spot in Group A with five points from three games, one ahead of Argentina, who play Paraguay later on Monday.
Paraguay have three points from one game, while Uruguay have one and Bolivia are pointless after two. The top four from each five-team group qualify for the quarter-finals.
Uruguay after victory over Bolivia in the quarter-final .
Uruguay defeated Bolivia in the Copa América with 2: 0 (1: 0) and thus solved the ticket for the quarterfinals of the South American continental tournament. © Andre Penner / AP / DPA made the final score for Uruguays against Bolivia: Edinson Cavani (M). After a transverse pass of the Uruguayer Giorgian de Arrascaeta in the penalty area of the Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá, the Bolivian Jairo Quinteros pushed the ball into his own goal in the 40th minute.