Chile bag comfortable Confederations Cup victory over Cameroon
Posted: 18 June 2017 Time: 21:57
African champions Cameroon failed to make a positive start to their Confederations Cup campaign as Chile emerged deserved 2-0 victors in Moscow.
With time ticking away it appeared that Chile would fail to find the breakthrough their endeavour warranted but Arturo Vidal came up with a goal inside the final ten minutes and Eduardo Vargas capped off a fine performance with a second.
Cameroon goalkeeper Jospeh Ondoa was required to do plenty of work in the first-half although inside the first minute the upright did his job for him as it denied Vargas.
Amongst his exploits Ondoa was required to get down and keep out Edson Puch's piledriver whilst at the other end Vincent Aboubakar had his shot saved.
Chile believed they had broken the deadlock moments before the interval as Vidal's smart pass was finished expertly by Vargas only for the Video Assistant Referee to rule it as an offside.
In the second period Cameroon were resigned to very few notable efforts with captain Benjamin Moukandjo firing his free-kick wide.
Most of the pressure was still being applied by Chile and they eventually cracked the defence of their opponents with substitute Alexis Sanchez clipping in a delightful cross for Vidal to head home.
The busy Vargas finally got his goal inside stoppage time as he pounced in the box after Sanchez was denied.