Inter duo crucial for Chile in a 1-0 win over Paraguay

Inter Milan’s duo were crucial for Chile in their 1-0 win against Paraguay in the World Cup Qualification. It was an important game for Chile because they had to win this one to be in contention for the Qatar World Cup 2022. Inter’s duo, Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal were the best players on the pitch. Vidal managed to give the lead to Chile with his shot. But, Chile now have to win every game remaining if they want to qualify for the World Cup.

Chile had more possession and they created 10 chances throughout the game. Sanchez missed a chance early in the game as his header just sailed over the crossbar. Sanchez had a terrific game as he managed to complete the most dribbles in the match (6) and he won the most duels in the match as well (12). He played for full 90 minutes after a long time, while Vidal was substituted at the 84th minute as he had some discomfort.

Inter duo, Sanchez and Vidal crucial for Chile in their win over Paraguay

Chile could not get the lead in the first half but they started the second half well and got their goal in the 56th minute. It came from Sanchez’s corner whose delivery found Vidal. The 34-year old fired his shot towards goal which got a deflection from Silva, Paraguay’s keeper. It was an own goal but the credit goes to Inter Milan’s duo managed to give the lead to Chile. Martin Lasarte then used his substitutions to ensure that Chile’s lead remains intact. Chile were solid in defense as Paraguay managed to shoot only two shots on target.

Chile will now face Ecuador on the 17th and they have to win that game. Ecuador are in the third position in the table with 20 points so far. They are 4 points ahead of Chile.

Mangalam Pugalia: Mangalam is a football nerd who contributes as a match analyst at THE INTER WAY. He admires Antonio Conte’s system and can predict what the Nerazzurri manager will do next.
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