Sao Paulo: Defending champions Chile has made a strong start in their opening match of the Copa America Cup. The team defeated Asian Guest Team Japan 4-0 in a one-sided match. Eduardo Vargas scored two goals for Chile. Eric Pulgar and Alexis Sanchez also scored one goal each. With this win, Chile's title is once again strong.
The team has not lost a single match in the last six of the Copa America. Chile captured the Copa America Cup in 2015 and 2016. The Japanese youth team lost several chances of a goal in the first half. However, just before lunch, Chile's Eric Pulgar scored the goal in the 41st minute. In the next half, Chile showed a consistently strong game. Vargas scored the first goal in the 54th minute to give the team a 2-0 lead. Alexis Sanchez then scored the goal in the 82nd minute and Vargas scored again in the next minute to give the team a decisive lead.
At the same time, Vargas has now become the highest scorer for Chile in the Copa America. The Japanese player Kubo, who had a six-year deal with Spanish club Real Madrid last week, tried hard to give the team a lead in the match. Kubo, who strikes from the left foot, took a shot at Ayese Ueda's pass in the match to see why he was called Lionel Messi of Japan. However, he missed the goal.