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Chile Makes its Debut in Men’s Soccer with a Victory in Front of a Full Stadium

Chile’s soccer team defeated Mexico 1-0 in front of 15,000 spectators at Sausalito Stadium in Viña del Mar. The local team is under the guidance of Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo and currently leads Group A alongside Uruguay, their next opponent.

La Roja dominated the game, taking the lead after 30 minutes with a goal from Maximiliano Guerrero, a forward from Deportes La Serena. The offensive style of Chile’s team captivated the fans who filled the Viña del Mar stadium.

Chile has a strong soccer tradition and is among the favorites in the current edition of the Pan American Games being held in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, just 120 kilometers west of Santiago. The local team includes the starting goalkeeper of the senior national team, Brayan Cortes, as well as players such as Cesar Fuentes (Colo-Colo) and Matias Zaldivia (Universidad de Chile).

In their next match, Chile will face Uruguay, who won their opening match against the Dominican Republic by a score of 1-0. The game was marked by a high number of fouls, with 28 infractions called between both teams. The only goal of the match came from Emiliano Rodriguez at 35′.

In Group B, Brazil secured a 1-0 victory against the United States, with Matheus Miranda scoring the decisive goal at 86′ at the Elias Figueroa Stadium in Valparaiso. Meanwhile, Colombia defeated Honduras 2-0, with goals from Daniel Ruiz at 16′ and Carlos Cortés at 41′. Colombia now tops Group B.

The second round of men’s soccer matches will be held on October 26th at Valparaiso’s Elias Figueroa Stadium. Chile will face Uruguay at 6:00 p.m. local time. In the earlier match, Mexico will play against the Dominican Republic at 1:00 PM. In Group B, the United States will face Honduras at 3:00 p.m., while Brazil will take on Colombia at 8:00 p.m. at the Sausalito Stadium in Viña del Mar.

Source : Panam Sports