Nov 19, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Chile forward Alexis Sanchez (7) battles for a ball with Brazil forward Neymar (10) during the first half in a friendly soccer game at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

World Cup 2014: Alexis Sanchez gives Chile a early 1-0 lead (GIF)

Chile was expected to be a strong offensive team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with stars like Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez and Juventus’ Arturo Vidal, and it took them less than 15 minutes to strike some fear into the rest of their group.

After the Netherlands dominated Spain, Chile had a chance to stake a claim for one of the two Group B spots in the round of 16 with a win over Australia. They got started early on scoring in the 12th minute in a somewhat broken down play.

The ball worked its way around the box after Chilean player after Chilean player took a chance. The ball eventually wound up with Sanchez who buried it in the back of the net to give them an early goal and lead.

Sanchez 1-1

Here is a closer look at the goal from behind Sanchez. The ball came right to him and he was able to just tuck it in the near side post. The Australian goalkeeper Maty Ryan was going away from the post, so his momentum was carrying him away from where the ball was placed.

Sanchez 1-2

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