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Copa America: Lionel Messi's Argentina Held To Draw By Chile

Lionel Messi scored a stunning free kick but Argentina were held to a 1-1 by Chile in the Copa America opener in Rio de Janeiro.

June 15, 2021

Chile's goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, center, greets Argentina's Lionel Messi after a tie at the end of a Copa America soccer match at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The match ened 1-1.

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Chile's Arturo Vidal, center, and Argentina's Nicolás Otamendi battle for the ball during a Copa America soccer match at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Chile's Eduardo Vargas, center below, celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Argentina with teammate Arturo Vidal during a Copa America soccer match at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, celebrates scoring his side's opening goal against Chile during a Copa America soccer match at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Argentina players celebrate after Lionel Messi scored his side's opening goal against Chile on a free-kick during a Copa America soccer match at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side's opening goal against Chile during a Copa America soccer match at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi scores his side's opening goal against Chile during a Copa America soccer match at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Argentina's goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, center, reacts during a Copa America soccer match against Chile at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Chile's Eduardo Vargas, left, scores his side's first goal against Argentina during a Copa America soccer match at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Argentina's team pose for a picture prior to a Copa America soccer match against Chile at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Chile's player pose for a team photo prior to a Copa America soccer match against Argentina at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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