FOLLOW LIVE: Messi on the bench as Argentina face Chile

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A rematch of the 2015 final, Chile and Argentina are back at it again on Monday night in Santa Clara.

Chile won that final in penalties, and they can expect another tight match against the number-one ranked team in the world.

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However, Argentina will start without star and captain Lionel Messi, as he finds himself on the bench while nursing a back injury. While losing Messi is obviously a huge blow for any side, Argentina’s attack has plenty of depth through the likes of Angel di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain in the starting XI.

Chile’s first Copa title came on home soil last summer, and they return the core of that championship-winning side. The spine of this Chilean team starts in goal with Claudio Bravo, then goes through Gary Medel in defense to Arturo Vidal in the midfield. Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez will be the man tasked with finding the back of the net, entering this tournament third all-time on Chile’s scoring charts.

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Argentina: Romero, Mercado, Otamendi, Funes Mori, Rojo, Fernandez, Mascherano, Banega, Gaitan, Higuain, di Maria. Subs: Guzman, Biglia, Andujar, Lamela, Maidana, Pastore, Roncaglia, Messi, Cuesta, Aguero, Kranevitter, Lavezzi.

Chile: Bravo, Isla, Medel, Jara, Mena, Vidal, Diaz, Aranguiz, Sanchez, Vargas, Beausejour. Subs: Toselli, Pulgar, Herrera, Pinilla, Roco, Gonzalez, Feunzalida, Castillo, Silva, Orellana, Hernandez, Puch.