The ;; goal from a free-kick and Messi's brilliant openings were not enough: Argentina disappointed on entering the America's Cup by drawing with Chile (1-1) on the first day of Group A.
After the first shot of the match, the Argentine captain took a free kick in the 33rd minute, hitting the net.
Then Roja gained 1-1 in the second half thanks to the penalty won by Vidal and headed by Edu Vargas in the 57th minute after the Inter midfielder had missed the first attempt, making Martinez retort him on the crossbar.
As always, Argentina relied on Messi to snatch the victory but neither his cross at the entrance to the area at 70 / o, nor his brilliant opening for the lonely De Paul (78 / o °), nor the ball offered to Nicolas Gonzalez (79 / o) hit the mark. The Argentine genius has tried everything, even to head in recovery. But it is with his head bowed that he left the Rio meadow. Argentina will face Uruguay on Friday. In the pre-match a touching tribute to the memory of Maradona.