Chile will start their 2015 Copa America campaign at home soil against Ecuador this thursday night and here you will find goals video and match highlights after the game is over.
Chile 3-0 Ecuador – Highlights
[ Copa America 2015 ]
67′ 1 – 0 Arturo Vidal (pen.)
84′ 2 – 0 Eduardo Vargas
90′ [ Missed Penalty] Matias Fernandez
Chile 2-0 Ecuador Highlights:
Chile vs Ecuador – Group A
Copa America 2015
Date: Thursday, 11 June 2015 – Time: 20:30 local time (00:30 am uk time friday early hours)
[ Live links will be available closer to the start of the match while full match highlights should be updated after the game is over ]
Short Match Preview: Estadio Nacional in Santiago will be the place where 44th edition of South American premier international competition “Copa America” gets underway with hosts Chile taking on Ecuador in the opening group a match.
Chile playing at home should go into the match as favourites and their 2014 world cup campaign was pretty good where they had a good tournmanet and much is expected from this golden generation of Chilean football. As far as the odds are concerned Chile are third favourites to go all the way and win the competition behind Argentina and Brazil.
Head coach Jorge Sampaoli has been instrumental in installing a winning mentality in Chile national squad and their performances since 2012 when he took have beer pretty impressive to say the least. Defeating Spain in the world cup 2014 group game was the high point and they won many admirers after they were cruelly crashing out of world cup in hands of fellow South America Brazil in the knockouts.
They have some qualify players in their lineup with the likes of Claudio Bravo (Bracelona Keerper), Gary Medel, Arturo Vidal (Juventus) and Arsenal hotshot Alexis Sanchez leading the line upfront. Ecuador on the other hand have been below par in recent years and they were knocked out in the 2014 world cup in group stages. As far as their Copa America experience is concerned they are without a win in last 9 Copa America games, their last win came back in 2001 while their overall copa america record is very poor with only four wins out of 22 matches they have played since starting playing in the competition in 1995.
Match Predictions: Ecuador has upper hand between the two sides if we look at their past 5 meetings since 2008 where Ecuador has won 3 times while Chile twice both of those matches were in Chile. So looking at past meetings, home advantage and star players in the team its easy to predict another home win for Chile and I cam going with a 3-1 win for Chilean side.