Argentina got off to a bad start at the South American Championship, losing 1-0 to Chile.
The match started with Argentina applying some pressure on the Chileans. LANZINI, ITURBE, CENTURION, RUIZ and VIETTO looked very lively. LANZINI missed a great chance as he was one on one with the goalkeeper but his shot went wide. After that, it was mostly downhill.
Chile scored off a set piece and the team went down hill. However, Argentina did catch a break as Chile received a red card in the first half, but even at that, Argentina couldn't take advantage. In what was a physical match by the Chileans, they received a second red card in the second half. But even at that, Argentina couldn't convert. The goalkeeper BENITEZ was not at fault at the goal and made a big kick save to keep his team in the match in the second half.
As attack minded as this team was, there no was cohesiveness. ITURBE tried to dribble around way too many players, LANZINI had a bad game (that miss, which you will see in the video below, I don't know how he didn't score that) and just no real balance.
Argentina's next match is on Friday against Paraguay.