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Chile Soundly Defeats Ecuador in Copa America Opener

Copa America 2015 got underway in Chile and the host nation defeated Ecuador 2-0 in Santiago. The match was deadlocked in a scoreless draw until midfielder Arturo Vidal drew a penalty in the 67th minute. Vidal was fouled by Ecuador forward Miller Bolanos. Seconds later, Vidal converted on his penalty-kick and gave the Chileans a 1-0 lead.

Chile's Alexis Sanchez dribbles through Ecuador defense. Chile beat Ecuador 2-0 in Santiago. Image by Getty Images.

Chile’s Alexis Sanchez dribbles through Ecuador defense. Chile beat Ecuador 2-0 in Santiago. Image by Getty Images.

Substitute Eduardo Vargas scored in the 84th minute after an exquisite pass from Alexis Sanchez. Chile has three points in Group A. The other match in Group A will be played later today when Mexico faces off against Bolivia at 6:30pm Eastern Time.

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