Are Barcelona really about to sell Alexis?
Alexis Sanchez shoots past Júlio César to equalise for Chile, but the Brazil keeper was to get his revenge in the shootout.
The Chile forward was a snapshot of anguish in Belo Horizonte on Saturday, after he was one of those to miss from the penalty spot for his country in the last-16 shootout defeat to Brazil.
But Sánchez could hold his head high, after bowing out with an eye-catching performance. He had starred at the group phase and, on the grand stage against Brazil, he not only scored but was behind almost all of Chile’s forward surges. His pace was electric while his touch was ever inventive.
Sánchez was not always an automatic choice at Barcelona last season, which did not please him, and it is believed that the Catalan club are ready to sell him. His explosiveness would be well suited to the Premier League, where Liverpool and Arsenal are prominent among his admirers.
World Cup 2014