African champions Cameroon suffered a 2-0 opening day defeat to Chile in the 2017 Fifa Confederations Cup, a match tainted by VAR controversy on Sunday.
After having a late minute first half goal ruled out by the newly introduced Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology decision, the South Americans snatched victory late in the dying stages in Moscow.
Alexis Sanchez came off the bench to inspire his side to victory as Arturo Vidal the breakthrough with eight minutes remaining before Eduardo Vargas notched a second.
Vargas fell both to pros and cons of the Video Assistant Referee during the clash.
The 27-year-old felt he had been unfairly denied a goal late in the first half.
He was already off celebrating before he was then deemed to have been in an offside position after the referee had referred the decision to VAR – although replays still left confusion as to whether he was.
But he did feel the benefit of the new technology on offer to the match officials in the 91st minute of the clash after some good work from Sanchez.
The Arsenal forward darted clear while Vargas was stood in an offside position. Sanchez’s effort was eventually blocked yards from the line, but the ex-QPR man fired home the rebound.
Referee Damir Skomina had initially disallowed his effort for offside again, but this this he eventually awarded the goal after conferring with his assistants.
And that strike came after Bayern Munich man Vidal had rose highest to meet Sanchez’s cross with a strong header with just under ten minutes remaining.
Chile now meet Germany on Thursday in their second Group B match, with Cameroon taking on Australia on the same day.
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