Confed Cup: Alexis, Vidal Star As Chile Outclass Cameroon

Cameroon qualified for the 2017 Confederations Cup by winning the Africa Cup of Nations earlier in the year.

While Chile may have felt slightly aggrieved over the decision, Juan Antonio Pizzi benefited from the technology in the second-half when Vargas was correctly awarded a goal, despite being flagged incorrectly for offside by the linesman.

Portugal looked set for a late win when Cedric Soares scored with a deflected shot in the 86th minute, but Hector Moreno equalized for Mexico with a header in stoppage time.

Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal gave Chile their 2-0 win over Cameroon in a Group B Confederations Cup football match in the Russian capital.

Vargas' first time shot beat Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa at the near post and clipped his ankle for a corner.

Alexis Sanchez anxious Arsenal fans with an injury update moments after Chile's 2-0 victory over Cameroon in the Confederations Cup on Sunday night.

"Today there were many supporters in favour of Chile but all the fans were enthusiastic, which was nice", he said.

There was still more to come from Chile as Vargas made it two in the dying seconds of the game, firing home the rebound after Sanchez had his attempt blocked by a defender, with VAR referral needed to confirm the goal should indeed stand. The review found Sanchez hadn't been offside when he received the ball.

The South American champions saw Eduardo Vargas' wonderfully-worked goal in first-half injury time chalked off after VAR was implemented, controversially ruling the forward was fractionally offside as he ran on to Arturo Vidal's delightful throughball.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. "He's a very important player and that's why we put him on".

The Cameroonians got the ball in the net once, but the whistle had already gone for a foul on Vidal, by the time Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui headed the ball into the net from a 17th-minute free kick.

"He has been tested and it seems he will recover - we are quite optimistic - but we realise that he needs to recover and he is still feeling some pain".