ALEXIS SANCHEZ

  • Arsenal suit me better than Barcelona: Alexis Sanchez December 6, 2014

    London: Alexis Sanchez's ability to adapt to English football has been praised by his manager Arsene Wenger but the Chilean has admitted that he believes the Premier League is more suited to his style of play than La Liga. The 25-year-old Sanchez joined Arsenal last summer in a 30 million euros...
  • Alexis Sanchez in red zone but Arsenal cannot do without him December 5, 2014

    With a hectic Christmas fixture list looming, Arsenal manager faces a dilemma over prize asset Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean forward, a marquee summer signing from Barcelona, has been a shining light during Arsenal's disappointing start to the season, scoring 14 goals in 22 appearances for the north London club. Loathed to rest...
  • Arsene Wenger purring about Arsenal hot-shot Alexis Sanchez December 4, 2014

    London: Not since the days of Thierry Henry have Arsenal fans had a striker to really purr about but Alexis Sanchez is making quite an impression after a promising start to his career in north London. Sanchez, who signed from Barcelona for around 35 million pounds ($54.78 million) in July, has...
  • Alexis Sanchez's late winner helps Arsenal beat Southampton 1-0 December 4, 2014

    Alexis Sanchez rescued Arsenal again by scoring in the 89th minute Wednesday to secure a 1-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League. Sanchez slotted into an empty net after Aaron Ramsey squared the ball across the goal, finally breaking down a Southampton side which had been kept in the game...
  • Champions League: Yaya Sanogo, Alexis Sanchez score as Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 November 27, 2014

    Yaya Sanogo ended his 15-month wait to score for Arsenal on Wednesday to help the London club beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 and qualify for the Champions League knockout phase for the 15th successive season. The 21-year-old striker, who has floundered since joining from his native France, netted only two minutes into...
  • Champions League: Problems growing for Dortmund as they face Arsenal; Galatasaray take on Anderlecht November 26, 2014

    London: Struggling at home but excelling in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund are headed to Arsenal on Wednesday. Dortmund, who have already qualified for the second round, will travel to London without forward Marco Reus, who is out with an ankle injury. Reus was hurt in the 2-2 draw with Paderborn...
  • Manchester United beat Arsenal 2-1 to climb into the top four November 23, 2014

    London: Manchester United benefited from an own goal and then a late strike by Wayne Rooney to beat Arsenal 2-1 on Saturday and climb into the top four in the Premier League. Kieran Gibbs' own goal came in the 56th minute when a pair of United crosses created panic in Arsenal's...
  • Gritty Swansea stun Arsenal 2-1 in Premier League November 9, 2014

    Swansea scored twice in less than three minutes to rally to a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, with substitute Bafetimbi Gomis grabbing the winner with one of his first touches. A listless game played in driving rain in south Wales was illuminated by Alexis Sanchez's close-range...
  • Champions League: Arsenal throw away three-goal lead to draw 3-3 against Anderlecht November 5, 2014

    A remarkable late collapse scuppered Arsenal's hopes of qualifying early for the Champions League last 16 as Aleksandar Mitrovic's 90th-minute goal earned Anderlecht a deserving 3-3 draw in Group D on Tuesday. A win would have ensured a place in the knockout rounds for the 15th season in succession and Arsenal...
  • Alexis Sanchez scores twice as Arsenal beat Burnley 3-0 November 1, 2014

    London: A second-half double from Alexis Sanchez and a first goal for Calum Chambers handed Arsenal a 3-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday in the Premier League. Burnley frustrated Arsenal for much of the game but Sanchez broke the deadlock on 70 minutes, heading Chambers' cross beyond goalkeeper Tom Heaton. Chambers then...
  • Arsene Wenger hails 'super' Sanchez after Chilean sinks Sunderland October 26, 2014

    Alexis Sanchez was presented with two of the easiest goals he will ever score but it did not stop Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger purring about his striker's "super quality" after the Chilean's match-winning double against Sunderland on Saturday. Sanchez cashed in on two dreadful mistakes from defender Wes Brown and goalkeeper...
  • Alexis Sanchez brace powers Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Sunderland October 25, 2014

    Arsenal won their first Premier League match in over a month on Saturday, beating Sunderland 2-0 with a brace from Alexis Sanchez after a pair of defensive errors. Sanchez scored in the 30th minute after a mistake from Sunderland center back Wes Brown, who scuffed an attempted back pass to goalkeeper...
  • Arsenal held 11 by newcomer Leicester City in EPL August 31, 2014

    England: Arsenal were frustrated by newcomer Leicester on Sunday, dropping points for the second time in three Premier League games in a 11 draw. Alexis Sanchez followed up his first Champions League goal for Arsenal on Wednesday with his first domestic strike in the 20th minute in central England. But Leonardo Ulloa...
  • Champions League: Athletic Bilbao oust shambolic Napoli, Arsenal qualify again August 28, 2014

    Athletic Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat Napoli 31 on Wednesday and reach the Champions League group stage for the first time in 16 years, leaving the Italians counting the cost of their premature exit. Arsenal qualified for a 17th successive season with a nervy 10 win at home...
  • EPL: Arsenal sign Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez July 11, 2014

    Arsenal signalled their attacking intent for the looming Premier League season by completing the signing of Chile striker Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona on Thursday. No fee was disclosed but Arsenal are believed to have paid in the region of 35 million pounds ($59.56 million) for the 25yearold Chile international who...
  • Liverpool eyeing Alexis Sanchez to replace Luis Suarez July 7, 2014

    Madrid: English football club Liverpool are eyeing Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez as a good alternative to replace Uruguay's Luis Suarez, who will move to Barcelona. According to AS newspaper, this issue has become even more apparent following the news that Barca and Liverpool have reached a deal for Luis Suarez to...
  • Future of Xavi and Alexis Sanchez uncertain at Barcelona July 1, 2014

    Barcelona's sports director says the future of veteran midfielder Xavi Hernandez and forward Alexis Sanchez is uncertain as the Spanish club overhauls its squad. Andoni Zubizarreta says the club will speak with Xavi after his summer holidays to decide "what is best for him and for Barca." Zubizarreta also says the club...
  • World Cup 2014: Cesar saves Brazil, the hosts beat Chile on penalties June 28, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Julio Cesar was the unlikely hero as hosts Brazil sneaked into the quarterfinals after a 32 penalty shootout win over Chile in the first FIFA World Cup knockout match at the Estadio Mineirao here Saturday. The two teams were tied 11 after regular time and failed to find the...
  • World Cup 2014: Alexis Sanchez shines as Chile sink Australia 31 June 14, 2014

    Cuiaba: Alexis Sanchez produced a dynamic performance to lead Chile to a 31 win over Australia in the World Cup on Friday, scoring one goal and setting up another for one of the dangerous outsiders in the tournament. Chile threatened to run away with the game in muggy Cuiaba when Sanchez...
  • As it happened: Football World Cup 2014, Chile vs Australia June 14, 2014

    If Australia's World Cup warmup against Ecuador in London in March is anything to go by, their opening Group B clash with Chile at the Pantanal Arena could be a thriller. Australia, who took a shock threegoal lead against the Ecuadoreans before being overrun in the second half and losing 43,...
  • Atletico win their 10th La Liga title after holding Barcelona to a 11 draw May 17, 2014

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid rallied for a thrilling 11 tie at Barcelona on Saturday to secure their first Spanish league title in 18 years. Atletico lost Diego Costa and Arda Turan to injury in the first 22 minutes, and Barcelona seized control at the Camp Nou in the 34th minute on...
  • Valencia stun Barcelona 32 in Spanish league February 1, 2014

    Madrid: Barcelona stumbled to a 32 home loss against Valencia on Saturday, giving Atletico Madrid a chance to move into sole possession of first place in the Spanish league. The Spanish champion's decision not to sign a defender during the January transfer window may have backfired after Valencia took advantage of...
  • Alexis Sanchez hattrick helps Barcelona return to La Liga summit January 5, 2014

    Barcelona: Alexis Sanchez hit a treble as Barcelona swept aside Elche 40 to return to the top of La Liga on goal difference ahead of Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Showing no sign of missing injured Lionel Messi and rested Neymar, Barca took an early lead through Sanchez and Pedro made it...
  • Lionel Messi draws another blank but Barcelona win derby November 2, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona extended their nearperfect start to the season when Alexis Sanchez tapped in at the far post from Neymar's clever assist to secure a 10 win at home to city rivals Espanyol in La Liga on Friday. The biggest surprise of the night was that Barca's World Player of the...
  • EL Clasico: Neymar leads Barcelona to 21 win over Real Madrid October 26, 2013

    Barcelona: Neymar scored in his first 'clasico' and set up Alexis Sanchez for an exquisite decider as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 21 at Camp Nou in the Spanish league on Saturday. With Lionel Messi oddly quiet, Neymar opened in the 19th minute from close range after receiving Andres Iniesta's pass as...
  • Sanchez scores twice as Barcelona defeat Real Valladolid 41 October 6, 2013

    Spain: Spanish leader Barcelona, meanwhile, didn't miss the injured Lionel Messi as they cruised by Valladolid 41 at home with Neymar scoring once and setting up one of Alexis Sanchez's two goals. Barcelona extended their club record with an eighth win in as many games to start the league under new...
  • Alexis' late goal lifts Barcelona to 3-2 over Sevilla September 15, 2013

    Barcelona: Alexis Sanchez scored in injury time to give Barcelona a 3-2 win over Sevilla on Saturday, as the Spanish champion stayed perfect through four rounds before starting their Champions League campaign. Barcelona appeared to have the win easily in hand after goals by Dani Alves and Lionel Messi, but two...
  • Barcelona rest Xavi, Alexis for Valencia game August 31, 2013

    Spain: Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino will rest regular starters Xavi Hernandez and Alexis Sanchez for Sunday's Spanish league match at Valencia. Martino says "Xavi and Alexis have played a lot and, according to my criteria, it was time to rest them for a match." Xavi is Barcelona's reference in midfield while Alexis...
  • La Liga: Barcelona rout Levante 70 at Camp Nou August 19, 2013

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi scored two goals and set up another on Sunday to help mark the debut of Neymar and Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino in a 70 thrashing of Levante, ensuring the Spanish champions start their title defense in style. With signature signing Neymar watching from the bench, Messi almost singlehandedly...
  • Barcelona register easy win over 10man Espanyol May 27, 2013

    Barcelona: With Lionel Messi injured and Brazil striker Neymar yet to arrive, Barcelona still had little trouble beating 10man Espanyol to leave the Spanish league champions only one victory away from equaling the Spanish league's record point haul. Forward Alexis Sanchez scored in the 14th minute after a passing combination...