Soccer

Argentina tops Chile 2-1 in last year's Copa final rematch

  • Argentina’s Angel Di Maria, right, holds a t-shirt that reads "grandmother I will miss you a lot" after he scored against Chile during a Copa America Centenario Group A soccer match at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, June 6, 2016. At left is Argentina’s Ever Banega. (AP Photo/ Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Argentina’s Angel Di Maria, right, holds a t-shirt that reads "grandmother I will miss you a lot" after he scored against Chile during a Copa America Centenario Group A soccer match at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, June 6, 2016. At left is Argentina’s Ever Banega. (AP Photo/ Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Argentina’s Angel Di Maria, right, celebrates after scoring against Chile as Chile’s Gary Medel, center, sits on the ground and Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain, right, celebrates during a Copa America Centenario Group A soccer match at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, June 6, 2016. (AP Photo/ Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Argentina’s Angel Di Maria, right, celebrates after scoring against Chile as Chile’s Gary Medel, center, sits on the ground and Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain, right, celebrates during a Copa America Centenario Group A soccer match at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, June 6, 2016. (AP Photo/ Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Argentina’s Ever Banega, center, celebrates with teammatesAngel Di Maria, left, and Gonzalo Higuain after scoring his team's second goal against Chile  during a Copa America Centenario Group A soccer match at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday June 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Argentina’s Ever Banega, center, celebrates with teammatesAngel Di Maria, left, and Gonzalo Higuain after scoring his team's second goal against Chile during a Copa America Centenario Group A soccer match at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday June 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)  (The Associated Press)

Angel Di Maria scored in the 51st minute off a pass from Ever Banega, then later assisted on Banega's goal, and top-ranked Argentina looked just fine without injured captain Lionel Messi in beating Chile 2-1 in its Copa America opener Monday night.

Jose Pedro Fuenzalida scored in the third minute of stoppage time as Chile avoided a shutout.

There were five yellow cards issued in a testy rematch of last year's final won by La Roja on penalty kicks. Cards were given to Di Maria and Gary Medel in the 65th minute after they tussled near the left sideline of Argentina's offensive half.

Di Maria assisted on Banega's deflected goal in the 59th minute as Messi cheered from the bench.

Chile's Eugenio Mena was taken off on a stretcher in the 53rd minute after pulling up and appearing to grab his right hamstring, with no contact made.