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Arturo Vidal shows class as Mexico and Chile play out thrilling draw
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Arturo Vidal shows class as Mexico and Chile play out thrilling draw

Fola Akintomide

Arturo Vidal and Matias Vuoso both net twice as host Chile draw 3-3 with Mexico in the Copa America.

The draw sees hosts Chile lead Group A on goal difference from Bolivia with four points from two matches, and La Roja will meet Mauricio Soria’s side in the final group match in Santiago on Friday.

Chile twice had to come from behind in a thrilling first half, with Arturo Vidal cancelling out Matias Vuoso’s 21st minute opener within 60 seconds.

The ever-dangerous Raul Jimenez gave Mexico the lead for a second time just before the half-hour mark, but former QPR player Eduardo Vargas levelled for a second time with an emphatic header from Vidal’s cross.

The Juventus midfielder then gave Chile the lead for the first time in the match ten minutes into the second half from the penalty spot, but Mexico restored parity midway through the second half as Vuoso netted his second goal of the night, after a six-year international barren spell, to hand Miguel Herrera’s side a share of the points.

Third-placed Mexico, with two draws from their opening matches against Bolivia and Chile, face bottom side Ecuador in their final group match in Rancagua on Friday.