Sanchez leads Chile to bypass past the danger zone in the World Cup qualifiers

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Chile crossed the danger zone after beating hosts Bolivia 2-1 on Tuesday evening, in the 16th round of the South American qualifiers for the World Cup “Qatar 2022”.

The visitors took the lead early by striker Alexis Sanchez in the 14th minute of the match hosted by the (Hernando Siles) stadium in the capital, La Paz.

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The Inter Milan star’s goal came from a free-kick from outside the area, which he placed in a distinctive way that the Bolivia goalkeeper could not prevent.

It was not long before the response of Bolivia, which equalized thanks to a distinctive header by defender Marc Anumba in the 37th minute.

La Roja took the lead in the match with a superb goal scored by attacking midfielder Marcelino Nunez in the 77th minute.

Sanchez returned to consolidate his team’s lead, scoring his second and third personal goal for Chile in the 85th minute.

And seconds before the end of the match, spearhead Marcelo Martins Moreno reduced the difference for Bolivia in the 88th minute.

Watch the exciting goals of the match here

Chile returned to the path of victories after falling to Argentina in the last round with two goals, bringing its tally to 19 points, bringing it to fifth place, qualifying for the continental play-off, which represents an opportunity to reach the World Cup.

Chile’s victory dropped Uruguay to sixth place – only a difference of goals from La Roja – while tonight hosts Venezuela in the same round.

On the other hand, Bolivia’s balance froze at 15 points in the eighth place, which is completely unqualified for the World Cup, either directly or indirectly.

The rain caused the start of the match to be delayed by half an hour, as some places in the stadium were filled with water.

It is noteworthy that the teams that occupy the first four places in the qualifiers qualify directly for the World Cup, while the fifth-placed will play the play-off match.

Brazil, the leader, and Argentina, the runner-up, have officially qualified for the World Cup in Qatar, which will be held between November 21 and December 18.

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