Arsenal’s energy-filled striker Alexis Sanchez had a brilliant summer as he helped Chile to win the Copa America, and he helped his team pass another milestone in Santiago last night by beating the Brazilians for the first time in 15 years.
After seeing Alexis get substituted towards the end of the Gunners fantastic win over Man United on Sunday, it looked like our star man would be out of action for some time, but as usual our star man bounced back in style. He lasted the full 90 minutes and even scored the Chilean’s second goal in the dying minutes. The former QPR man Eduardo Vargas had opened the scoring in the 72nd minute with a well taken half volley.
So not only has Sanchez continued his scoring run but has also proven his fitness for his club and country. In an interesting night Argentina were also shocked by losing at home to Ecuador, and their star striker Sergio Aguero, who scored five goals for Man City last week, was stretchered off with a hamstring injury after just 22 minutes of the match.
Alexis and Chile will now play Paraguay on Tuesday, who were soundly beaten 2-0 by Columbia last night, and another win will give them a great start to their race for the World Cup Finals. The Qualifiers in South America have a completely different format to the European Groups, and all ten teams are in one group with the Top Four all automatically Qualifying for the 2018 finals in Russia.