Friday 23 June 2017

Alexis Sanchez Becomes Chile’s Record Goalscorer

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez became Chile's leading goalscorer but he was unable to celebrate the occasion with a victory after Germany struck back in a 1-1 Confederations Cup draw at the Kazan Arena.

Sanchez claimed his 38th international goal in the seventh minute to eclipse the record set by Marcelo Salas, reaching the milestone on his 112th cap. The striker stepped off the bench to inspire a 2-0 victory over Cameroon three days earlier and he was superb once more, but World Cup holders Germany expertly secured a share of the spoils through Lars Stindl.
The outcome means both sides need only a point from their last remaining Group B fixtures to progress into the semi-finals, knowing a victory in Kazan would have guaranteed their place in the knockout stage.

Sanchez wrote his name into the history books with help from Arsenal team-mate Shkodran Mustafi, who blundered when his dreadful pass out of defence was deflected by Arturo Vidal into the path of Sanchez. There was still work to do but Sanchez played a smart one-two with Vidal before galloping into the area and firing a left-footed shot beyond goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

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