In a hard-fought match, Argentina and Chile were held to a 1-1 draw. The Albiceleste opened the scoring in the 33rd minute with a free kick from Lionel Messi, the team's number 10.
But Di Maria's team-mates would be caught out in the second half. Vargas headed home from close range in the 57th minute after his compatriot Arturo Vidal had missed a penalty. His shot was poorly saved by the Argentinian goalkeeper. The Pool B clash thus ended in a draw.