Two late goals saw Northern Ireland lose to World Cup-bound Chile in a friendly in Valparaiso.

Michael O'Neill's side held their own for 79 minutes but saw their resistance broken by substitutes Eduardo Vargas and Mauricio Pinilla.

Vargas headed the opener, before Pinilla raced through to shoot low past Northern Ireland keeper Roy Carroll.

As with Northern Ireland's 1-0 defeat in Uruguay, it was a performance O'Neill could take heart from.

But it was still another loss - their sixth in eight games - and a fourth successive outing without scoring.

Goalscorers Vargas and Pinilla started on the bench, along with Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez, but Chile needed all three to ensure they completed their World Cup preparations with a victory.

Northern Ireland fall to late goals in Chile

The South Americans will face Australia, Netherlands and Spain in Group B in Brazil.

But they could have fallen behind in the first half against Northern Ireland, as the hard-working Ryan McLaughlin won a couple of free-kicks on the right wing.

Brother Conor McLaughlin's 20th-minute header, following Shane Ferguson's tempting delivery, was goalbound when Johnny Herrera made a smart save.

Oliver Norwood went direct in the 38th minute, whipping a shot to the near post which Herrera scrambled to safety.

Chile dominated possession but Fabian Orellana's scuffed effort was the best they could offer.

As the hour mark approached, Jorge Valdivia saw what appeared to be a cross veer towards the top corner, but Carroll backtracked and clawed to safety.

Valdivia then headed against the post from six yards out when he should have scored after Gary Medel's flick.

Moments later, Sanchez made his belated arrival and was almost gifted a bizarre goal when Conor McLaughlin's clearance cannoned off him and needed a sprawling save from the alert Carroll.

The strength of Chile's bench eventually told, Sanchez's chipped through-ball teeing up Vargas for the headed opener 10 minutes from time.

He appeared to be marginally offside, but the result was sealed with a second when Pinilla raced into space before depositing a clinical low shot across Carroll.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (11)

Chile

  • 23 Herrera
  • 04 Isla
  • 02 Mena
  • 13 Rojas
  • 05 Silva
  • 17 Medel Booked (Pinilla - 77' )
  • 06 Carmona (Aránguiz - 59' )
  • 21 Díaz Booked (Gutierrez - 85' )
  • 22 Paredes (Vargas - 59' )
  • 14 Orellana (Sánchez - 59' )
  • 10 Valdívia (Vidal - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Bravo
  • 03 Albornoz
  • 07 Sánchez
  • 08 Vidal
  • 09 Pinilla
  • 11 Vargas
  • 12 Toselli
  • 15 Beausejour
  • 16 Gutierrez
  • 18 Jara
  • 19 Fuenzalida
  • 20 Aránguiz

Northern Ireland

  • 01 Carroll
  • 13 Evans (Donnelly - 89' )
  • 11 Ferguson (Lafferty - 78' )
  • 18 Hughes
  • 19 McCullough
  • 04 McLaughlin
  • 16 Norwood (Steele - 84' )
  • 10 Clingan
  • 09 McKay (Magennis - 62' Booked )
  • 02 McLaughlin (McGinn - 71' )
  • 08 Davis

Substitutes

  • 00 Paterson
  • 00 Shiels
  • 00 Ward
  • 03 Lafferty
  • 05 Donnelly
  • 06 Baird
  • 07 McGinn
  • 12 McGovern
  • 15 Paton
  • 17 Steele
  • 20 Magennis
  • 23 Carson
Ref: Carlos Amarilla

Match Stats

Shots

16 5

On target

6 3

Corners

10 3

Fouls

15 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chile 2, Northern Ireland 0.

90:00 +2:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chile 2, Northern Ireland 0.

90:00 +2:51

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Northern Ireland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Niall McGinn.

90:00 +1:43

Eugenio Mena (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:43

Foul by Daniel Lafferty (Northern Ireland).

90:00 +0:51

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

90:00 +0:50

Attempt blocked. Alexis Sánchez (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Felipe Gutierrez.

89:38

Foul by Felipe Gutierrez (Chile).

89:36

Josh Magennis (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northern Ireland. Liam Donnelly replaces Corry Evans.

87:03

Attempt saved. Alexis Sánchez (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

86:44

Attempt blocked. Arturo Vidal (Chile) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez with a cross.

86:17

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

85:42

Francisco Silva (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:42

Foul by Daniel Lafferty (Northern Ireland).

84:35

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

84:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chile. Felipe Gutierrez replaces Marcelo Díaz.

83:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northern Ireland. Jonathan Steele replaces Oliver Norwood.

83:33

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:33

Foul by Aaron Hughes (Northern Ireland).

81:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chile 2, Northern Ireland 0. Mauricio Pinilla (Chile) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez with a through ball.

80:33

Foul by Mauricio Pinilla (Chile).

80:33

Steven Davis (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:28

Attempt missed. Alexis Sánchez (Chile) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

78:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chile 1, Northern Ireland 0. Eduardo Vargas (Chile) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez with a through ball.

77:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northern Ireland. Daniel Lafferty replaces Shane Ferguson.

76:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chile. Arturo Vidal replaces Jorge Valdívia.

76:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chile. Mauricio Pinilla replaces Gary Medel.

76:07

Jorge Valdívia (Chile) wins a free kick on the left wing.

76:07

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Northern Ireland).

74:17

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Roy Carroll.

73:20

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

72:50

Delay in match (Chile).

72:35

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Steven Davis.

70:37

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Oliver Norwood.

70:33

Attempt saved. Marcelo Díaz (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

70:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northern Ireland. Niall McGinn replaces Ryan McLaughlin.

69:43

Mauricio Isla (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:43

Foul by Josh Magennis (Northern Ireland).

68:31 Booking

Booking Josh Magennis (Northern Ireland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

68:23

Francisco Silva (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:23

Foul by Josh Magennis (Northern Ireland).

65:42

Charles Aránguiz (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:42

Dangerous play by Oliver Norwood (Northern Ireland).

65:01

Foul by Francisco Silva (Chile).

65:01

Josh Magennis (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:02

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

64:01

Attempt blocked. Marcelo Díaz (Chile) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

64:01

Jorge Valdívia (Chile) hits the left post with a header from very close range. Assisted by Gary Medel with a headed pass following a corner.

63:33

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Shane Ferguson.

61:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northern Ireland. Josh Magennis replaces Billy McKay.

60:48

Foul by Francisco Silva (Chile).

60:48

Billy McKay (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:48

Marcelo Díaz (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:48

Foul by Billy McKay (Northern Ireland).

59:18

Foul by Francisco Silva (Chile).

59:18

Conor McLaughlin (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chile. Eduardo Vargas replaces Esteban Paredes.

58:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chile. Alexis Sánchez replaces Fabián Orellana.

58:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chile. Charles Aránguiz replaces Carlos Carmona.

58:01

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Roy Carroll.

57:58

Attempt saved. Jorge Valdívia (Chile) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Eugenio Mena.

50:55

Foul by José Rojas (Chile).

50:55

Ryan McLaughlin (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:26

Attempt missed. Billy McKay (Northern Ireland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

46:53 Booking

Booking Marcelo Díaz (Chile) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

46:47

Foul by Marcelo Díaz (Chile).

46:47

Billy McKay (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Chile 0, Northern Ireland 0.

45:00 +0:04 Booking

Booking Gary Medel (Chile) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +0:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chile 0, Northern Ireland 0.

44:29

Francisco Silva (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:29

Foul by Ryan McLaughlin (Northern Ireland).

43:25

Offside, Northern Ireland. Sammy Clingan tries a through ball, but Billy McKay is caught offside.

42:58

Corner, Northern Ireland. Conceded by Esteban Paredes.

42:22

Foul by Gary Medel (Chile).

42:22

Steven Davis (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:23

Foul by Fabián Orellana (Chile).

41:23

Billy McKay (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:36

Esteban Paredes (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:36

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Northern Ireland).

38:02

Corner, Northern Ireland. Conceded by Johnny Herrera.

37:59

Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Northern Ireland) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

37:09

Foul by José Rojas (Chile).

37:09

Ryan McLaughlin (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36:43

Foul by José Rojas (Chile).

36:43

Ryan McLaughlin (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:18

Attempt saved. Marcelo Díaz (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

33:58

Attempt missed. Fabián Orellana (Chile) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mauricio Isla with a headed pass.

31:52

Foul by Carlos Carmona (Chile).

31:52

Steven Davis (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:38

Attempt missed. Jorge Valdívia (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mauricio Isla.

20:48

Corner, Northern Ireland. Conceded by Francisco Silva.

20:45

Attempt saved. Conor McLaughlin (Northern Ireland) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shane Ferguson with a cross.

19:53

Foul by Eugenio Mena (Chile).

19:53

Ryan McLaughlin (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16:39

Attempt blocked. Marcelo Díaz (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jorge Valdívia.

16:27

Attempt blocked. Jorge Valdívia (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15:30

Hand ball by Roy Carroll (Northern Ireland).

15:03

Attempt missed. Esteban Paredes (Chile) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marcelo Díaz.

12:42

Foul by José Rojas (Chile).

12:42

Ryan McLaughlin (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:06

Fabián Orellana (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:06

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Northern Ireland).

6:56

Foul by Francisco Silva (Chile).

6:56

Roy Carroll (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:27

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Corry Evans.

0:15

Attempt saved. Ryan McLaughlin (Northern Ireland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Corry Evans.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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