Host nation Chile started off the 2015 Copa America campaign brilliantly, defeating Ecuador 2-0 in the opener at Santiago.
Midfielder Arturo Vidal drew the first blood as he converted the penalty into a goal in the 67th minute of the match.
Former Queen Park Rangers (QPR) man Eduardo Vargas netted the second in the 84th minute, the BBC has reported.
Chile were far more attacking in approach in the encounter and they showed more intent making some sharp, crisp passes, while Vidal and Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez combined to lead the attack.
Ecuador, who failed to make it out of their group at last year’s World Cup, did not take the initiative and used their pace on the counter-attack.