FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Russia
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FT: The result means that Chile move to the top of Group B on three points ahead of Australia’s clash with Germany, while Cameroon drop to the bottom of the table.
FT: Cameroon’ didn’t create many chances in the second-half and their best chance in the second-half fell to Moukandjo, who curled a freekick just wide.
FT: Chile didn’t create many chances in the second-half but went close on a few occasions and should have scored when Isla somehow headed wide with the goal gaping, following a corner before Vidal headed home. Vargas then added a second late-on after substitute Sánchez was denied by substitute Mandjeck on the line after rounding the keeper.
FT: So Chile defeat Cameroon to move to the top of Group B.
90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+1′ Goal!! Sánchez rounds the keeper and looks set to make the net bulge but his strike is blocked on the line by Mandjeck but the loose ball falls to Vargas, who fires the loose ball home. The linesman had his flag raised but the referee used VAR system to allow the goal to stand.
90′ There will be four additional minutes.
89′ Díaz fires an effort harmlessly wide on the volley.
88′ Second Cameroon change sees Anguissa replaced by Georges Mandjeck.
87′ The delivery is headed just wide by Sánchez.
87′ Mabouka concedes a corner.
85′ First Cameroon change sees Siani replaced by Moumi Ngamaleu.
82′ The initial delivery is cleared before Anguissa heads wide under-pressure.
82′ Bassogog wins a corner.
81′ Goal!! Vidal meets a fine Sánchez cross with a header that finds the back of the net.
73′ The corner is cleared.
72′ Mabouka concedes a corner.
71′ Chance!! The delivery is dangerous and is somehow headed wide by Isla, who had an open-goal and couldn’t miss.
70′ Final Chile change sees Francisco Silva replace Aránguiz.
69′ Vargas fires an effort that deflects behind for a corner.
66′ Close!! Moukandjo curls the freekick just wide.
65′ Jara is booked for a cynical foul on Aboubakar.
63′ Second Chile change sees Leonardo Valencia replace Fuenzalida.
59′ Moukandjo wins a freekick.
57′ First Chile change sees Alexis Sánchez replace Puch.
55′ The delivery is claimed by Herrera.
55′ A dangerous delivery from Anguissa is parried behind by Herrera.
47′ Vidal fires an effort harmlessly wide from-range.
46′ Aránguiz wins a freekick.
45′ Cameroon get the second-half underway.
HT: So will Chile make their dominance count and open the scoring or will Cameroon cause an upset? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Chile have created so many clear-cut chances but haven’t been clinical enough and will need to be more clinical if they are to find a goal as they won’t want to rue their missed opportunities. Cameroon haven’t had many chances as expected, but they will need to make the most of them if they are to pose a threat and stun the Chileans.
HT: Cameroon created some good chances and went close when Aboubakar cut-inside to force Herrera into a good save with his feet before Ngadeu-Ngadjui had a goal disallowed after the referee spotted an infringement. Moukandjo then fired an effort wide from-range.
HT: Chile started in the ascendancy and very nearly took the lead when Vargas struck the post before Fuenzalida forced Ondoa into a fine save. Puch then tested Ondoa from-range before Fuenzalida was played through on-goal but Ondoa tipped the ball behind. Vargas was then played through on-goal by Vidal but he fired the ball over the bar before then firing home but the referee disallowed the strike as Vargas was very marginally offside.
HT: So we’re goalless with nothing to separate the two sides, although Chile will be disappointed that their goal was flagged for offside, despite being marginal.
45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
Disallowed Goal!! Vidal plays Vargas through on-goal and he fires home. However the referee uses the VAR system before coming to the decision that Vargas was marginally offside. That was very close.
45′ There will be one additional minute.
42′ Isla is penalised for a foul.
41′ The delivery is met by Anguissa, who heads the ball well wide.
40′ Aboubakar wins a corner.
39′ Chance!! Vidal finds Vargas, who has a sight of goal but he fires the ball over the bar.
35′ Isla wins a freekick.
33′ Moukandjo surges forward before firing an effort wide from-range.
30′ Vidal wins a freekick after a foul from Siani.
29′ Fuenzalida is caught offside.
26′ Chance!! Fuenzalida is played through on-goal but his touch is poor and Ondoa tips the ball behind.
24′ Close!! Puch fires an effort at-goal from-range that Ondoa palms away.
22′ Siani is penalised for a foul on Aránguiz.
21′ The corner is dealt with by the Chileans.
20′ Medel concedes a corner.
16′ Ngadeu-Ngadjui heads the delivery home but the referee had already blown for an apparent foul on Vidal, although there was minimal contact.
15′ Djoum wins a freekick after a foul from Vidal.
13′ Ondoa palms away a dangerous delivery from Isla.
11′ Ngadeu-Ngadjui meets the delivery with a header that goes harmlessly wide.
10′ Chance!! Aboubakar is fed and the striker surges forward before firing an effort that Herrera smothers away with his outstretched-foot with the loose ball cleared just over his own bar by Jara.
7′ Beausejour is caught offside.
5′ Díaz wins a freekick.
4′ Vidal fires an effort off-target from-range.
2′ Chance!! Fuenzalida gets the better of Teikeu before firing an effort on the volley that Ondoa palms away.
1′ The corner is cleared.
0′ So close!! Vargas fires an effort at-goal that strikes the post before ricocheting off Ondoa and going out for a corner.
0′ Chile get the game underway.
Cameroon: Fabrice Ondoa (GK), Collins Fai, Adolphe Teikeu, Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Ernest Mabouka, Arnaud Djoum, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Sébastien Siani, Benjamin Moukandjo, Vincent Aboubakar, Christian Bassogog
Chile: Johnny Herrera (GK), Jean Beausejour, Gonzalo Jara, Gary Medel, José Pedro Fuenzalida, Mauricio Isla, Arturo Vidal, Marcelo Díaz, Charles Aránguiz, Eduardo Vargas, Edson Puch