Confederation Cup: Sanchez inspires Chile to 2-0 defeat of Cameroon


Chile’s forward Alexis Sanchez (front) challenges Cameroon’s defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui during the 2017 Confederations Cup group B football match between Cameroon and Chile at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 18, 2017. Yuri KADOBNOV / AFP

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez was the catalyst to Chile’s 2-0 defeat of African representative, Cameroon in the second game of match day two at the on-going FIFA Confederations Cup holding in Russia. Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas scored the goals with the Gunners striker making a second half impact.

The forward, who did not start the game due to an injury he copped in training before yesterday, was introduced in the second half and he promptly stamped his authority in the match.

The La Roja saw a Vargas opener chalked off for offside via the Video Assistant Referee to the fury of Bayern Munich star, Vidal. Sanchez was then brought on and he made the difference, adding energy and confidence moving forward for Juan Antonio Pizzi’s side.

Sanchez broke Cameroon’s heart 10 minutes from time when he slid in Vidal to open scores for the South American champions.