Chile 1-0 Switzerland
2010 FIFA World Cup
21 June 2010
Chile would win their second group stage match 1-0 as Switzerland had to play two-thirds of the match with 10 men.
The South Americans would get several chances but couldn’t find the back of the net in the first half. The turning point for the Swiss was in the 31st minute when Valon Behremi was sent off. The replays show it was likely a bit harsh and there was a Chilean player (Vidal) who went down acting like he’d been hit when it was more accidental or minor contact.
Chile would eventually take advantage of the call in the 75th minute as a cross was played to Mark Gonzalez who headed it into the back of the net. It proved to be enough to get the three points. The Swiss did have one chance late but couldn’t convert. The win puts Chile in position to win the group with at least a draw in their final match while the Swiss probably need a victory.
Chile 1-0 Switzerland Goal Videos
Chile 1-0 Switzerland – (Gonzalez) 75′
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