Alexis Sanchez Champion again – Messi quits in tears!

Alexis the Champion!
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez helped Chile to win their first Copa America for a century last year, and he repeated the feat again last night in the United States by beating Argentina on penalties once again.

The Arsenal star was given the Golden Ball for being the best player at the tournament, while his striker partner Eduardo Vargas earned the Golden Boot with six goals, and the Chile keeper Claudio Bravo deserved the Golden Glove after keeping three clean sheets.

Both sides were reduced to ten men in the goalless 120 minutes of play, and it was Chile that held their nerve in the penalty shootout. Argentina were boosted when Arturo Vidal flunked Chile’s first spot kick, but Messi stepped up and blasted his attempt over the bar. Chile went on to win 4-2-

Messi was distraught after losing his fourth major final in his international career and said afterwards: “For me the national team is over. I’ve done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion,”

Despite winning everything at club level with Barcelona Messi will now have to face the fact that, like Ronaldo, international success will never come his way even though he has been surrounded by brilliant individuals in the Argentina side.

But all Arsenal fans can celebrate that we are lucky enough to have South America’s very best player in Alexis, who scored three goals and had four assists on his way to his second Copa America winners medal.

He was unsurpringly very emotional after the game. He said: “I have no words. Thanks to the people who came to support us, to my team-mates. This is all so incredible,”

“I am very emotional, even though I don’t fully understand what is happening, that we are champions, against an Argentinean team that are among the best in the world.

“We are in Chilean football history. This is the best thing to happen to me in my life. You don’t win two finals every day.

“I am happy for my team-mates, I think the people, to everyone. I hope that the Chilean people enjoy this a lot.”

Let’s hope he goes off on holiday for a well-earned rest before coming back to the Emirates next season to help Arsenal win the Premier League….



  1. Big Big congratulation to Sanchez … We must have more fighters like Sanchez … He never give up …

  2. Congrat AS7, Ozil fOr euro and then for the league.

    Sign that dreaxler kid and lukaku and we are good to go.


  3. Sanchez you deserve every bit of it man…more success with the Arsenal hopefully…

    I feel sorry for Messi, he is so unlucky with the national team.
    A humble and hardworking player too…

    Its funny cos Argentina is littered with world class players while one can only point sanchez and Vidal as world class in the chile team…but they have world class work rate,commitment and team spirit and that’s what matters most..

    Congrats to Alexis once again!!

    1. Sorry for Messi? No. I was a Chilean because of Sanchez and I loved it when Messi also Xhaka the penalty so that Sanchez can win. I did wish him to miss the penalty so that Sanchez can be happy. I want all our players to be in a happy mood when they are back.
      Where are those that trolled Xhaka for missing a penalty? CR7 missed, Messi missed, Ozil missed and they are the best. So Xhaka is among the best (2 MOTM). This is the steel we’ve been longing for. Welcome boy.

  4. Unfortunately, we can’t vouch for Vargas to be a success in our colour. Would have been perfect to get him too. All in all, really happy for Sanchez. I hope he gets lucky with us too.

  5. So Happy for sanchez…….. Took em over a hundred yrs before grabbing a Copa American title….

    Next year they become champions again!….. ChiLe rocks…. Long Live Alexis sanchez!

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