The national teams of Argentina and Chile treated Los Angeles fans to a spirited match Thursday, Sept. 5, at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. The event was in part a fundraiser for Homeboy Industries and Operation Smile, and a chance for many up-and-comers on both sides to make their case as future starters.
The two squads have history, with Chile winning only one of their past five matches with Argentina. To be fair, that one win, the 2016 Copy America final, was a pretty memorable one (read: Messi. PK. Miss.)
All things considered, Argentina was still the favorite going into the match, and fielded Paulo Dybala alongside dynamic Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martínez, with Man City's Nicolas Otamendi in the back. On the Chilean side, Alexis Sanchez captained a determined squad that stubbornly managed to keep the scoreline even despite several on-target attempts by the Argentinians.
Chile next play Honduras on Tues, Sept. 10, and Argentina face Mexico, also Tuesday.