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FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, Germany 1-1 Chile: 5 talking points

Shuvam Sinha
Modified 23 Jun 2017, 13:57 IST
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#2 Excellent Sanchez benefits from mistake by Arsenal team-mate

Alexis Sanchez Chile Germany
Alexis Sanchez was the man for Chile

Whether appearing for club or country, Alexis Sanchez is a livewire on the football pitch. His desire to run into pockets of space with the ball and make escapades down the wing rates him amongst the very best in the world. And his low centre of gravity allows him to make quick twists and turns around the edge of the box to unsettle his nearest opponent.

The Arsenal man showed he also has the finishing boots by opening the scoring for the reigning Copa America champions thanks to a defensive error by his Arsenal colleague, Shkodran Mustafi. An attempted forward pass was directed straight into the path of Arturo Vidal, who saw Sanchez free and laid the ball on to his path.

It needed a quick shift in gear from the winger to out-run the German defence and slot the ball past a helpless Marc-Andre ter Stegen to give Chile an early lead. Throughout the game, he dominated the left channel and helped bring fluidity to Chile’s play in the attacking third.

Published 23 Jun 2017, 10:37 IST
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