With Jorge Sampaoli having named his squad for Chile’s upcoming friendlies against England it is time once again to see how Chileans are faring around the world.
In England, Gary Medel played outstanding eighty-eight minutes in Cardiff City’s 1-0 win over Swansea in the Welsh derby completing 95% of his passes and maintaining his run of not picking up caution in his ten appearances for the club. Meanwhile in the Championship Jean Beausejour didn’t make the mad day squad in Wigan’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town whilst Gonzalo Jara played ninety minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 loss to Blackpool.
In Spain, Alexis Sánchez scored his third goal in as many games as he got on the end of Neymar pass that nutmegged two players in Barcelona’s 1-0 defeat of Espanyol in the Catalan derby.
In Seville, Bryan Rabello didn’t make the match day squad in Sevilla’s 1-0 loss to Celta Vigo in which Fabian Orellana came on as an 82nd minute substitute for the winners. Claudio Bravo kept a clean sheet in Real Sociedad’s 5-0 demolition of Osasuna in the Basque derby in which Francisco Silva also played ninety minutes.
Pedro Morales wasn’t in the match day squad as his Malaga squad defeated Real Betis 3-2 in dramatic fashion whilst Lorenzo Reyes was not considered because of injury for the Sevillan side. Manuel Iturra once again played ninety minutes, who played the whole match in Granada’s 1-0 win over Levante whilst in the Spanish Segunda Division, Angelo Henriquez played the full match in Real Zaragoza’s 3-2 loss to Eibar.
In Italy, Arturo Vidal’s two game goal scoring run came to an end as he played a full ninety minutes in Juventus’ 1-0 victory over Parma whilst countrymen Mauricio Isla and Jaime Valdes, for Parma, didn’t make off the bench. Meanwhile injury kept Mauricio Pinilla out of Cagliari’s 2-1 loss to Hellas Verona whilst Carlos Carmona was sent off in the 35th minute after picking two yellow cards in Atalanta’s 1-0 loss to Livorno. Injury kept David Pizarro out of Fiorentina’s 2-0 defeat of AC Milan whilst Matias Fernandez didn’t make the match day squad.
In Holland Felipe Gutierrez played ninety minutes in FC Twente’s two all draw with last placed NEC Breda over Camuur. Stefano Magnasco also saw out ninety minutes in Groningen’s pulsating 3-3 with Roda JC. In Switzerland Marcelo Díaz came on as 58th minute substitute in FC Basel’s one all draw with Aarau. In Croatia, Junior Fernándes couldn’t make it three goals in three games as he played ninety minutes in Dinamo Zagreb’s 3-0 defeat of Lokomotiva. In Romania Diego Rubio is currently sidelined by injury and missed Pandurii weekend fixture. In Turkey, Sebastian Pinto couldn’t match his goalscoring feats of the previous week in Bursapor 3-0 loss at home to Besiktas
In Mexico Humberto Suazo followed on from his goal last week with two more in Monterrey’s 3-0 defeat of Veracruz taking his goal tally for the season to nine. Both Miguel Pinto and Rodrigo Millar played a full compliment in Atlas’ 1-all draw with Toluca whilst Esteban Paredes played eighty minutes in Querétaro’s scoreless draw with America. Meanwhile Hector Mancilla was absent through injury in Morelia’s 1-0 loss to Cruz Azul.
In Brazil Eugenio Mena played a full ninety minutes in Santos’ 1-0 loss to league leaders Cruzeiro whilst Eduardo Vargas picked up a yellow card in Gremio’s scoreless draw to Bahia. Meanwhile in Serie B, Jorge Valdivia put in a full shift as Palmeiras, who have recently gained promotion back to Serie A, drew one all with Paraná.
Finally in Australia, Pablo Contreras returned from a two match suspension to play ninety minutes in Melbourne Victory’s 3-2 victory over Wellington Phoenix.