Arturo Vidal of German Bundesliga team Bayer Leverkusen midfielder scored Chile at the Copa America in Argentina to a 2-1 (0: 1) opening victory against Mexico.
San Juan (SID) - the market value of prospective Chilean German international Arturo Vidal has twice increased on Tuesday. The midfielder of Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen scored Chile at the Copa America in Argentina to a 2-1 (0: 1) opening victory against Mexico. The home also reported that Italy's first division Juventus Turin was prepared to pay 21 million euro fee for Vidal. Bayern Munich had commanded so far about ten million. The Juve offer is information of the sports newspaper Triunfo.
Argentina Vidal played unimpressed by any transfer speculation, after a corner kick, he decided the duel in the 73 minute. About 20,000 Red dressed Chile fans had come across the border to San Juan and experienced a scare as Nestor Araujo gave the Mexicans who with a greater choice of U22 lead. Esteban Paredes (67) more than made up, then hit Vidal. The Chileans are hoping for their first COPA title.
At the same time the weakness of the tournament Favorites continued: the FIFA World Cup fourth Uruguay came out in the second game of Group C against Peru not have a 1: 1 (1: 1). Argentina (1: 1 against Bolivia) and Brazil (0-0 against Venezuela) in their opening games had previously disappointed.
Against side Peruvians that met the Hamburg Bundesliga professional Jose Paolo Guerrero (23), Uruguay did hard time. England legionnaire Luis Suarez (45.) secured a point with his goal at least. Now, all four teams move on to Mendoza, where on Friday the second day with the games Uruguay against Chile and Peru against Mexico is present.
Host Argentina takes leave of the "Barcelona model". The idea of national team coach Sergio Batista had sounded good: copy the style of FC Barcelona, and already brilliere Lionel Messi FIFA World Player of alone. Before the second game on Wednesday against Colombia, this business games are a waste.
"Our intent is not like Barcelona to play, even if it would please me, but like Argentina", said Batista. After a duel with Bolivia, the successor to Diego Maradona contradicted his conception loudly advocated before the tournament, to transfer the wonderful combination football of the Catalans to the Seleccion.
One thing to copy another it is to admire the style of the Champions League winner. Also captain Javier Mascherano which conceded: "To play like Barcelona, you need also footballers like this club." Andres Iniesta and Xavi, crossings of the Barca game, but are Spanish - and world champion.
So far, Argentina is a bad copy of last year's model, which was been dismantled at the World Cup 4-0 in the quarter-finals of Germany in 2011. Union boss Julio Grondona nevertheless defended Messi, haute whose browser but in the pan. "He plays never bad." "Those who play poorly, are those who are around him," said the AFA President.