Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez was playing at his home, Emirates Stadium, for Chile today and he put in a valiant performance. Unfortunately, he was on the end of a 1-0 defeat but he caused Brazil problems throughout the game.
Ultimately, last year’s World Cup hosts changed their approach to be more physical in order to snuff out the chances Sanchez could create and finish- even that didn’t stop him. Stand-out moments include sublime skill and passing the ball with his back- that’s not a editorial mistake, find the vine.
WhoScored Rating: 7.0
Although it didn’t quite work out for Alexis today, he put in the sort of performance that have seen the South American rise to be an icon in North London. His pace, vision and determination were evident throughout, as Alexis played the full ninety minutes.
Sanchez had 5.4% of the games possession to himself, an impressive figure, and had four shots throughout the game. Jefferson, the Brazilian goalkeeper, didn’t have much of a busy game- but Sanchez was the man that forced him into action.
The Chilean ace came close with a number of free-kicks, whilst it is always worth mentioning the outrageous bit of skill again where he passed the ball with his back. That will be remembered for a long time- could it become a party trick at Arsenal?
Whilst it wasn’t one of Sanchez best, or most decisive, displays he showed what he is capable of and looked in fine form heading into the crucial top four battle this weekend against Liverpool.