Alexis Sanchez

  • Arsenal held 1-1 by newcomer Leicester City in EPL Yesterday

    England: Arsenal were frustrated by newcomer Leicester on Sunday, dropping points for the second time in three Premier League games in a 1-1 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 5 days ago

    Athletic Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat Napoli 3-1 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 1-0 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 25-year-old 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 29, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Julio Cesar was the unlikely hero as hosts Brazil sneaked into the quarterfinals after a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Chile in the first FIFA World Cup knockout match at the Estadio Mineirao here Saturday. The two teams were tied 1-1 after regular time and failed to find the...
  • World Cup 2014: Alexis Sanchez shines as Chile sink Australia 3-1 June 14, 2014

    Cuiaba: Alexis Sanchez produced a dynamic performance to lead Chile to a 3-1 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 warm-up 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 three-goal lead against the Ecuadoreans before being over-run in the second half and losing 4-3,...
  • Atletico win their 10th La Liga title after holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw May 18, 2014

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid rallied for a thrilling 1-1 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 3-2 in Spanish league February 2, 2014

    Madrid: Barcelona stumbled to a 3-2 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 hat-trick helps Barcelona return to La Liga summit January 5, 2014

    Barcelona: Alexis Sanchez hit a treble as Barcelona swept aside Elche 4-0 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 near-perfect start to the season when Alexis Sanchez tapped in at the far post from Neymar's clever assist to secure a 1-0 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 2-1 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 2-1 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 4-1 October 6, 2013

    Spain: Spanish leader Barcelona, meanwhile, didn't miss the injured Lionel Messi as they cruised by Valladolid 4-1 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 7-0 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 7-0 thrashing of Levante, ensuring the Spanish champions start their title defense in style. With signature signing Neymar watching from the bench, Messi almost single-handedly...
  • Barcelona register easy win over 10-man Espanyol May 27, 2013

    Barcelona: With Lionel Messi injured and Brazil striker Neymar yet to arrive, Barcelona still had little trouble beating 10-man 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...
  • Barcelona beat Atletico to celebrate 22nd La Liga title May 13, 2013

    Madrid: Not even an injury to Lionel Messi in the 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid on Sunday could dampen Barcelona's celebrations at winning their 22nd Spanish league title. Messi started his first match in six rounds because of a recurring right hamstring injury, but he left the field in the...
  • Messi nets two to push Barcelona to the verge of title May 6, 2013

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi netted two goals within 15 minutes of coming on as a substitute to give Barcelona a 4-2 comeback win over Real Betis on Sunday and push his team to the brink of the Spanish league title. After his teammates had rallied back twice to level at 2-2, Messi...
  • Barcelona's Alexis out for a month with injury November 15, 2012

    Madrid: Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez will be out of action for four weeks after damaging ligaments in his right ankle while away on international duty with Chile, the La Liga leaders said on Thursday. The 23-year-old suffered the injury and had to be substituted during Chile's 3-1 friendly defeat to...
  • Champions League: Messi sets up 2-0 Barcelona win over Benfica October 3, 2012

    Lisbon: Lionel Messi set up goals in each half for Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas as Barcelona beat Benfica 2-0 on Tuesday to make it two wins from two in the Champions League group stage. Messi hit a low cross from the left in the sixth minute that Sanchez poked in...
  • 'Can do better' says Alexis after first year with Barcelona September 26, 2012

    Madrid: Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez gave himself five out of 10 when asked to rate his first year with the Spanish soccer giants, and said on Wednesday his best was yet to come. Barca signed the Chile international from Italy's Udinese last year for a deal including variables that could rise...
  • Barca reject Milan approach for Sanchez: report July 24, 2012

    AC Milan's hopes of striking a deal for Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez ended, with the player's club Barcelona turning down Milan's approach. After Zlatan Ibrahimovic moved to Paris Saint-Germanin, the Rossoneri have been looking to beef up their attack, and acquiring Sanchez on a one-year loan deal topped their priority list....