Video: Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez nets superb goal in Chile rout

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Chile routed Bolivia 5-0 to secure their place in the Copa America quarter-finals.

Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez netted a wonderful diving header as Chile secured their place in the Copa America quarter-finals with a stunning 5-0 win over Bolivia.

The 26-year-old headed into the tournament coming off a dream debut campaign with the Gunners, scoring 16 Premier League goals and helping the club win the FA Cup.

Yet, on the international stage Sanchez had failed to score in 2015, including the opening two Copa America fixtures where the home nation netted five times in total.

It wasn’t in want of trying, though instead partially down to some wonderful goalkeeping or some could even argue a lack of edge in-front of goal.

Still, it was only a matter of time until his relative goal drought in Chile colours was over and it came in quite spectacular fashion, both on a personal note and for his country.

Amid the controversy following Arturo Vidal’s much-publicised car crash, the home nation took to the field united behind the Juventus man and their performance was nothing short of superb.

Winning the ball just inside the opposition half, Sanchez drove at the Bolivian defence, sprayed the ball out wide to Jorge Valdivia and continued his run to connect via a diving header from the ensuing cross.

It looked like a near impossible goal-scoring opportunity, but so good was his connection that his glancing diving header was perfectly placed into the bottom corner and set the hosts on their way to a big win.

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