The good news is that there's a football match on today. The bad news is that it had to be this one. A matchup between Mexico and Chile sounds fantastic on paper, but neither side has been attacking with a whole lot of urgency and enthusiasm, and they're locked up in a 0-0 tie at halftime. There's been some pretty short passing and bodies getting forward, but both teams have failed to create clear-cut scoring chances and it's fairly obvious that these are not first choice teams.
Alexis Sanchez has entered the match and might spice things up a bit, but the circumstances under which he entered the game were unfortunate. Diego Rubio came out of the game to make way for Sanchez, apparently picking up an injury. Based on the play where he sustained the injury and how he looked on the sideline, it seems possible that Rubio sustained a concussion.
Giovani dos Santos, Christian Bermudez and Jesus Zavala have all been encouraging, but the same cannot be said for fellow reserves Efrain Velarde and Aldo de Nigris or new fullbacks Sergio Perez and Adrian Aldrete. Also, usual starter Israel Castro doesn't look great and could be in danger of losing his first team place.
Hopefully the first half is more entertaining than the first, but that wouldn't be incredibly difficult.