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Chile peg Portugal back after Varela strike

Published: Saturday 26 March 2011, 23.40CET
Portugal 1-1 Chile
Silvestre Varela's first international goal was not enough to earn Paulo Bento's side a friendly victory against Chile.
Chile peg Portugal back after Varela strike
Portugal celebrate Silvestre Varela's goal against Chile in the friendly match in Leiria ©AFP

Match statistics

PortugalChile

Goals scored1
 
1
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

International Matches

Published: Saturday 26 March 2011, 23.40CET

Chile peg Portugal back after Varela strike

Portugal 1-1 Chile
Silvestre Varela's first international goal was not enough to earn Paulo Bento's side a friendly victory against Chile.

Portugal 1-1 Chile
Silvestre Varela marked his third appearance for Portugal with his first international goal, but it was not enough to earn Paulo Bento's team a friendly victory against Chile in Leiria.

The hosts were quickly able to pose problems and went close when visiting goalkeeper Claudio Bravo had to scramble a deflected João Moutinho effort wide. The danger was not over, however, and from the resulting corner Portugal took a 16th-minute lead. Covering for the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, FC Porto winger Varela crowned his first international start in style, nodding in from close range after Pablo Contreras had headed on Nani's delivery.

Jean Beausejour almost levelled on 38 minutes and Chile did eventually equalise before the break, when Matías Fernández's long-range free-kick beat his Sporting Clube de Portugal team-mate Rui Patrício in the Portugal goal. The keeper showed his class by denying Gonzalo Jara from close range after the restart, and Portugal threatened a winner of their own when Rolando missed the target with a header from substitute Ricardo Quaresma's cross.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.34CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Chile

Chile

Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
BravoClaudio Bravo (GK)
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Substitution41
PonceWaldo Ponce
CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
Substitution46
JaraGonzalo Jara
RolandoRolando
IslaMauricio Isla
Substitution84
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
ContrerasPablo Contreras
NaniNani
Substitution85
MedelGary Medel
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
FernándezMatías Fernández
Goal42
Carlos MartinsCarlos Martins
Substitution72
CarmonaCarlos Carmona
Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
Yellow Card56
BeausejourJean Beausejour
Substitution67
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution82
VidalArturo Vidal
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Goal16
Substitution62
Alexis SánchezAlexis Sánchez

Substitutes

Sílvio PereiraSílvio Pereira
Substitution41
OrellanaFabián Orellana
Substitution84
PepePepe
Substitution46
FierroGonzalo Fierro
Substitution67
DannyDanny
Substitution85
Paulo MachadoPaulo Machado
Substitution72
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Substitution82
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
Substitution62

Coach

Paulo Bento (POR) Claudio Borghi (ARG)

Referee

Kevin Blom (NED)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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