FIFA World Cup

Chile vs. Australia: Goals and Highlights from World Cup Group B Match

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Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJune 13, 2014

Chile put away a tougher-than-expected Australia side with a 3-1 victory in their Group B opener on Friday. 

La Roja built a quick advantage but had to hold on to an inspired second-half effort from the Socceroos before an added-time strike put the match away for good. 

Sanchez headed in Chile's opening goal in the 12th minute after getting a head on a cross from Eduardo Vargas. 

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Only two minutes later, while the Socceroos were still reeling, Sanchez set up team-mate Valdivia, who fired home a powerful, curving shot from outside the 180-yard box. 

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Tim Cahill got Australia one back for the Socceroos, beating his mark in the air and scoring on a powerful header in the 34th minute. 

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Cahill has now scored in three different World Cups.

Jean Beausejour put the finishing touches on Chile's win with an added-time strike to stop the resilient Socceroos. 

Beausejour approached the 18-yard box and fired a low shot to the near post to clinch three pivotal points in the difficult Group B. 

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