A violent first half with four yellow cards and a red. On 10’, first Vidal, then Carmona saw their shots saved by Benaglio, and as the first half ended, Sanzhez, on 40’ and 45’ had shots saved. Bravo was tested once, racing out of his goal on 22’ before Frei could connect with a through ball.
Benaglio saved Sanzhez’s shot from 6 metres out on 55’. Chile pressed ahead. On 75’, 1-0. Valdivia passed to Paredes, who swung the ball in from the right for Mark Gonzalez (FIFA man of the match) to score. On 84’ and 89’ Paredes has chances to score, and Chile may have lived to rue the day, except Derdiyok (Switzerland) missed an open goal in the closing minute of the match.
Chile: Bravo, Ponce, Isla, Carmona, Sanchez, Vidal (M. Gonzalez), Suazo (Valdivia), Fernández (Paredes), Beasejour, Medel, Jara
Switzerland: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Von Bergen, Huggel, Inler, Frei (Barnetta), Nkufo (Derdiyok), Behrami, Grichting, Fernández (Bunjaku), Ziegler
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had had a few fights and used strong language because of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014