Argentina on Monday played a 1-1 draw with Chile in the Copa America in the Group A opener.

Before the match which Lionel Messi scored a fantastic free kick started, a spectacular tribute was paid to Argentina legend, Diego Maradona. He was remembered with a remarkable display of light, with a lot of effects.

Messi’s free kick which came towards the end of the first half was curled home by the Argentine star, from the edge of the area.

Meanwhile, Arturo Vidal’s penalty was saved, but Eduardo Vargas brought hope to the team by heading in an equalizer.

Homage was accorded Maradona: before clips of his goals were projected on to the pitch, which saw a holographic version of the 1986 World Cup winner perform kick ups.

It could be recalled that one of the greatest ever footballers, Maradona, died at the age of 60, in November last year.