We're off. Chile kickoff. Thankfully in this game, Chile are in red (as they should be) and Australia are in yellow (as they should be). And yes, you are correct in thinking that Chile's coach Jorge Sampaoli does look something Pitbull's older brother.
Australia are content so far to sit deep, and then hit long balls forward for Tim Cahill to chase. Chile are playing on the ground with a fair bit of pace. Just not sure how Australia can cope with Chile's midfield plus Sanchez for 90 minutes.
Goal, Chile. It's Alexis Sanchez. Gary Medel beats the keeper on the byline, chips it up to the far post, and it's headed back to Sanchez, who pokes it home.
Australia has a shot! It's off-target and from about 30 yards.
The TV feed is showing the goaline technology decision of the second goal, as mandated by FIFA. Pointless in a sense, but it does give an opportunity for replays of Vargas' great goal. It just glanced off the underside of the crossbar.
After actually doing some defending on Sanchez in their box, Australia counter attack and Jedinak shoots way over the bar. The ball bounced a bit just before his shot.
Tim Cahill heads Australia back into the game! It comes after the first sustained period of dangerous possession for the Socceroos. The ball is crossed in from the right, and Cahill is the only yellow shirt in the box and nods it in.
Cahill almost draws Australia level but his shot is saved. And just to restore some normalcy to this match, Chile cut Australia wide open on the right and win a corner. Cahill heads it away. This could become competitive!
The game is incredibly wide-open and on one of those end to end runs, Australia wins a free kick about 35 yards out. In the muddle, Tim Cahill has picked up a yellow card. The delivery is pretty awful and Chile clear easily.
Chile have remembered that it would probably be helpful to score again. Sanches wins a free kick 30 yards out. Chile try a clever little routine of triangular first time passes, which works well until the third pass is rolled harmlessly out of bounds. And that's halftime.
The second half is underway. No changes as Australia kick-off.
Australia's Franjic is off getting treatment for a hamstring issue and looks like to be subbed out.
And here it is. Ryan McGowan on for Franjic. Australia are back to numerical full strength.
Disallowed goal! Cahill heads in another, but he was just offside. And then at the other end, Vargas has a chance that is blocked.
Sub: Vidal off, Guiterrez on. A case of fitness more than anything probably.
Goal line clearance! Australia are cut open by a Sanchez through ball, and Vargas almost has it across the line, but it's cleared (and confirmed as a none goal by the Hawkeye camera!)
Australia's Leckie runs 70 yards through Chile's defense and into Chile's six yard box but is tackled. On the way back, Milligan is yellow carded for a foul on Sanchez.
Chile Sub: Valdivia off, Jean Beausejour comes on. For Australia: Jedinak off, Haliran is on.
Cahill wins another header. It's over the top but Cahill's ability to win headers is remarkable, and nothing to do with height, really. His timing, positioning, and pure vertical are excellent. A very smart player.
Sub: Bresciano off. Troisi on. That's it for Australia's subs.
Beausojour gets to the byline and drills a dangerous ball low, but it's dealt with and Australia win a goal kick. At the other end, Australia want a foul on Troisi, and don't get it. Immediately following, Chile want a foul on Sanchez and get it.
Troisi wins the ball around the halfway line and tries to break, but it gets called back for a foul. He's not pleased. Australia really have risen to make this a great game after a bad first fifthteen minutes.