The U20 of Chile had a first level exam with a view to the South American that will be held in the country next summer. In El Teniente de Rancagua, Héctor Robles' boys met a Brazil that came with their finals, including Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo, the last jewels signed by Real Madrid, and tied one by playing a great first half.
The meeting had a moving start. Just two minutes went by when the visitors had the chance to move the score. Paulinho was face to face with Luis Ureta. With a monumental pumping, the O'Higgins keeper kept the ball out of play. Chile responded to the 6 ', when Alex Ibacache climbed the left wing and sent a center that almost gets to Hugo at the far post. Five minutes later, Ureta again denied the goal to Paulinho. At 18 ', David Salazar turned aside for a short header in the penalty area.
Both squads did not breathe. Chile tried to suffocate the exit of the Scratch and retreated without giving spaces to the ruffles of the rival. Marcelo Allende took the handle and commanded the attacks, La Roja tried to move the ball quickly and expand the field adding to their sides. Brazil, meanwhile, endured and intimidated with the talent and speed of its figures.
The local little by little was adding merits to twist the resistance of the canarinha. With the tips of his fingers, Hugo diverted a shot from Ignacio Saavedra and Salazar reached him to cover a shot at the mouth. However, in the best moment of the premises, the referee took a penalty after a questionable hand of Ibacache. Vinicius, who already adds minutes in the first team of Madrid, failed and shot wide.
The team of Carlos Amadeu returned with another attitude of rest. La Roja, who had won the battle of possession in the first half, found it difficult to hold the ball against the pressure of the Brazilians. The papers were exchanged. The visit roamed with danger and Chile crouched, placing its hopes on a deadly counter. Marcos Antonio missed an incredible chance after a great break from Vinicius Jr. On the other hand, Iván Morales sent it up after a quick transition. The colocolino was imprecise all day.
At '63 came the first of the game. Vinicius threw a diagonal from half court to the Chilean area to pure gambeta and power, played for Rodrygo and Santos still player (the Merengue already closed his contract) defined with class before the departure of Ureta.
The goal did not break the Robles team. Salazar, one of the most insistent in the afternoon of Rancagua, found his prize after a corner of Allende, almost disappeared in the second half. The O'Higgins striker appeared alone at the far post and headed the 1-1 draw for Chile.
With the "Cabezón" goal, the match fell on a plateau. The intensity decreased and the situations of danger ended. Only a free shot from Rodrygo that burst the crossbar and an attack by Matías Meneses altered the monotony of the duel.
Chile, champion of the last Odesur Games in Cochabamba, is already looking at the next South American of the category, which will be played between January 20 and February 20 in Rancagua, Curicó and Talca. After missing the last maximum date, the only goal is to go to the World Cup in Poland. To continue with the preparation, the selection will be measured again with Brazil on Monday in Santa Laura.