Following the international break in which we saw Chile take a big step towards qualification for the 2014 World Cup as well as almost pulling off a remarkable win over Spain there were plenty of Chileans in action around the world over the weekend. Highlights include Alexis Sánchez’s first goal for Barcelona this season, the continuation of Arturo Vidal’s goal scoring feats whilst Hector Mancilla and Mauricio Pinilla also got on the scoresheet for their respective teams.
In England, Gary Medel played a full ninety minutes in Cardiff City’s one-all draw away to Hull City extending his run without a yellow card to four matches. In the Championship Jean Beausejour played a full ninety minutes in Wigan’s 2-0 loss at the hands of Leicester City, picking up a yellow card in the 56th minute whilst Gonzalo Jara was an unused substitute in Nottingham Forest’s 3-2 win over Barnesly.
In Spain, Alexis Sánchez scored the winner in Barcelona’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Sevilla after coming on as a substitute in the 63rd minute. In the same match Bryan Rabello came on as an 83rd minute substitute for Sevilla. In Valencia, Claudio Bravo kept a clean sheet in Real Sociedad’s scoreless draw with Levante.
Francisco Silva played a full ninety minutes as his Osasuna remained winless and pointless after going down 2-1 to Getafe. Meanwhile, Pedro Morales played 72 minutes in Malaga’s 5-0 thumping of Rayo Vallecano whilst Manuel Iturra was an unused substitute in Granada’s 1-0 loss to Espanyol. In the Spanish Segunda Division, Angelo Henriquez was substituted in the 85th minute as his Real Zaragoza side defeated Tenerife 3-0,
In Italy, Arturo Vidal continued his goal scoring form of late with a 75th minute equaliser in Juventus’ one-all draw with Inter Milan whilst Mauricio Isla came on as a 46th minute substitute.
Mauricio Pinilla was also on the scoresheet as he also scored the equaliser in Cagliari’s 1-1 draw with Fiorentina after coming on as a 65th minute substitute. In the same match David Pizarro came on as 71st minute substitute and picked up a red card in injury time after telling the referee what he thought of his decision not to award his side a penalty in the 91st minute. Matías Fernandez was an unused substitute for Fiorentina. Meanwhile Carlos Carmona played the whole match in Atalanta’s 2-0 loss at the hands of top of the table Napoli.
In Holland Felipe Gutierrez played ninety minutes in FC Twente’s two-all draw with PSV Eindhoven whilst Stefano Magnasco came on as a sixteenth minute substitute as Groningen’s went down 4-2 at the hands of Heerenveen.
Junior Fernándes was an unused substitute in Dinamo Zagreb’s 2-0 loss at the hands of fierce rivals Hajduk Split whilst in Turkey Sebastián Pinto played eighty minutes in Bursapor’s 3-0 loss to Besiktasas.
In Romania Diego Rubio made his debut for Pandurii Târgu Jiu coming on as a 66th minute substitute in their 2-1 win over Dinamo Bucharest.
In Mexico Humberto Suazo was missing through injury for Monterrey whilst both Miguel Pinto and Rodrigo Millar played a full ninety minutes in Atlas’ 3-0 loss at the hands of Chiapas. Esteban Paredes also saw out ninety minutes as his Querétaro side defeated his former employers Atlante 1-0. Hector Mancilla was once again on the scoresheet as he scored the only goal of the game in Morelia’s 1-0 defeat of Pumas UNAM, maintaining their position at the top of the table.
In Brazil Eugenio Mena played a full ninety minutes for Santos as they went down 2-1 to Botafogo whilst Eduardo Vargas followed up his exploits for the national team with a full match in Gremio’s 1-0 loss at the hands of Copa Libertadores champions Atletico Mineiro. Meanwhile in Serie B, Jorge Valdivia played was substituted in injury time as Palmeiras drew one-all draw with America Mineiro.