Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chile Wins Paraguay Friendly

The clash this Wednesday evening between Chile and Paraguay took place in La Serena, and ended in a 3-2 victory for the local Chileans. The Red showed a lot of mobility in the first half, ahead with a 1-0 lead scored by Sebastián Pinto in the 19th minute, who later finished the game with a hat trick. Additionally,  Mathias Vidangossy and Fernandes Junior were gradually getting into dangerous positions, always creating danger on the basis of technique and speed. In the second half, Paraguay scored two consecutive goals in the 52nd and 56th minute by Edgar Benitez and Julio Manzur, one of them being a penalty. Chile quickly made a comeback and scored the additional two goals in the 62nd and 74th minute, both of them being from Pinto. Overall, the match had good conclusions, a victory over a match that had been complicated in the second half and was reestablished efficiently and neatly. Although this match was nothing more than a friendly between two second division national teams, coach Claudio Borghi was able draw many speculations and overall conclusions reguarding possible offensive alternatives to valueable strikers Humberto Suazo and Esteban Paredes, who are unlikely to participate in the upcomming 2014 World Cup qualifications due to injuries.


  1. I wish I could see the video, too bad it's down. Still, nice one for Chile!