Alexis Sanchez Seals Historic Copa America Success For Chile With Cheeky Panenka Penalty (Video)

Alan Duffy

4th, July 2015


By Alan Duffy

In Santiago on Satruday night, Alexis Sanchez became the second player to win a major tournament courtesy of a Panenka penalty after, er, Antonin Panenka. And in doing so secured his country their first-ever Copa America title.

After a tight and tense final between the hosts and Argentina, which saw Chile edge proceedings and Gonzalo Higuain miss a good chance late on, the 2015 tournament went to penalties.

Higuain ballooned his effort over the bar before team-mate Ever Banega saw his weak spot-kick saved by Barcelona glovesman Claudio Bravo. With the shoot-out score at 3-1 to Chile, Arsenal’s Sanchez stepped up to dink home a magnificently cool winning spot-kick. Nicely done!

Here’s a fantastic view from behind the goal…

Here’s the shoot-out in full…

Video: @ChilenWingerOnline Sports