The Chile captain looked particularly suspect as Araujo's header sailed past his flailing arms for the opening goal. Had almost nothing to do besides this.
Cruised through the game at the heart of the Chile defense, keeping Marquez Lugo quiet with relative ease. Made a crucial block in the last minute. Also worked a fantastic one-two with Suazo early in the second half, producing a sumptuous final pass for the striker.
The Chile No.5 was beaten in the air by Reyes, whose flick found Araujo to score, but made up for this when he pushed the ball towards goal for his side's equaliser.
Played on the left of the Chile back three, where he was rarely tested as Mexico were forced to defend for almost the entire 90 minutes.
His threatening set pieces caused Mexico problems, and it was no surprise that both of Chile's goals came from two second-half corners from the Sporting man.
Perpetual motion down the Chile right. Constantly burst forward, attempting to provide ammunition for his forwards. However, his final ball wasn't always as good as it might have been.
Put Chile 2-1 up with a thumping header to cap a fine midfield performance. Made a poor start but grew in stature as the game progressed, helping his dominate the engine room while driving forward to support the attack.
The squat Sevilla central midfielder was off target with a succession of wild long-range drives. But it was he and central midfield partner Vidal who helped his team control the middle of the park.
The Birmingham City wideman tried to get at Aguilar down the Mexico right with little success. On the one occasion he escaped his clutches, he sent over a low center which was too heavy for Sanchez. Unsurprisingly replaced early in the second half.
A wasteful showing from the Chile center forward. Missed three excellent chances: prodded one early opportunity over the crossbar just minutes after failing to chip Michel. Then shot straight at his opponent in the second half.
The Udinese man was a lively presence for Chile, buzzing around the frontline and probing at the Mexico defense. Took it upon himself to drop deep and start attacks in the second half and always looked likely to produce something.
Made two notable stops to deny Suazo, clawing his 29th minute chip away from goal and then positioning himself expertly to block his powerful effort early in the second half. Could do little about either goal.
Played at left-back and had to curb his attacking instincts in the face of constant attacking pressure from Isla. Although he was given a tough time, he was never really taken to the cleaners and coped reasonably well.
Demonstrated impressive positional play throughout as he regularly popped up in key defensive areas to make crucial clearances and blocks.
The rangy 18-year-old was the midfield fulcrum of his side. Used his long legs to stretch and break up possession through legal and, often, illegal means, and was a little lucky not to be sent off late on.
Defended competently for the most part, and was particularly impressive in the opening half hour.
The 20-year-old central defender capped his full international debut with a powerful header to open the scoring. Was also strong at the back.
The Pachuca full-back is usually very attack-minded - but he proved that he is no slouch in the defensive department, as he worked incredibly hard to limit Beausejour's impact.
Made a bright start on the left of the Mexico midfield three. Worked hard to protect his defense throughout, but like Aquino struggled to get the better of Vidal and Medel.
Was never really involved as he struggled to cope with both Medel's and Vidal's physical presence.
R. Márquez Lugo
Had little or no service of which to speak of, meaning that he was a peripheral figure throughout his time on the pitch.
G. dos Santos
The Tottenham Hotspur forward whipped over the center from which Araujo eventually scored. Prior to that he made a few darting runs at the heart of the Chile defense, making what he could of poor service.
- 12 L. Sánchez
- 13 F. Rodríguez
- 8 E. Orrantía
- 2 K. Álvarez
- 16 M. Ponce
- 6 Antonio Gallardo
- 4 D. De Buen
Came in on the 88th minute and had an eventful couple of minutes, seeing a great chance blocked by Ponce, while receiving a booking for a poor challenge.
- 7 U. Dávila
- 20 A. Pulido
Inexplicably brought on while his team were defending a corner and was immediately outjumped by Vidal to score.