Group H Nelspruit Stadium Wednesday June 16 113.30 SA Time
Chile was the more aggressive team from the outset, Fernandez testing Valladares after just three minutes, putting a corner just over. Chile’s 5 corners to Honduras’ 2 in the first half is proof of this, converted into a goal on 34’ by Beausejour, finishing a move involving Valdivia and Isla.
The nearest Honduras came to threatening the Chilean goal was already after 45’, when Bravo saved Nuñez’s free kick.
On 64’, Valladares had to make two miracle saves within a minute, again denying Valdivia. Chile, more offensive, with more possession of the ball, deserved the three points.
Honduras: Valladares, Chavez, Figueroa, Nuñez (Martinez), W. Palacios, Pavon (Welcome), Espinoza, Alvarez, Guevarra (Thomas), Izaguirre, Mendoza
Chile: Bravo, Ponce, Isla, Carmona, Sanchez, Vidal (Contreras), Valdivia (Gonzalez), Fernandez, Beasejour, Medel, Millar (Jara)