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Sanchez: Real are perfectly balanced

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2012 by ESPN220 hits

Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez has stated a preference for the team's direct style of play instead of Barcelona's possession football. Although Barcelona's playing style has earned them plenty of success and has been adopted by the Spanish national team in their charge to glory, it is not a tactic that is universally loved. Critics have labelled "tiki-taka" boring, while supporters consider ...Full Story »

Alexis Sanchez credits Bielsa for success

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 by Goal.com145 hits

Barcelona attacker Alexis Sanchez says that Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa has played an important role in his career. The 23-year-old attacker, who moved to Camp Nou last summer, played under Bielsa during the coach's stint in charge of the Chile between 2007 and 2011. Speaking ahead of the Copa del Rey final against Athletic, Alexis revealed the influence that the Argentine had on him...Full Story »

Barcelona duo Alexis and Pinto doubts for Copa del Rey final

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2012 by Goal.com107 hits

Barcelona duo Alexis Sanchez and Jose Pinto will both miss Saturday's Liga clash with Real Betis, casting doubt on their participation in the Copa del Rey final later in May. Alexis has been struggling with a thigh problem of late and was forced to sit out last weekend's derby win over Espanyol at Camp Nou. The Chilean is back running, but he is training alone as he bids to work his way up t...Full Story »

Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez reportedly in doubt for Clasico clash against Real Madrid

Posted Friday, April 20, 2012 by YAHOO Sport80 hits

Barcelona attacker Alexis Sanchez may not be available for Saturday's El Clasico against Real Madrid at Camp Nou, Sport claims. The Chile international came off in the second half of his side's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the first leg of its Champions League semifinal tie. Upon returning to Barcelona from the match in England, Sanchez was still seen limping, reportedly from a harsh challenge fro...Full Story »

Sanchez, Thiago return from injury for Barcelona

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

Barcelona's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez and his Spanish midfield colleague Thiago Alcantara both returned to training on Wednesday after spells on the sidelines, the European champions announced. "Both players are recovering satisfactorily from their respective injuries and trained alongside their team-mates at Camp Nou," the club said on their website. Sanchez sustained a tear to his right...Full Story »

Sanchez: I can give more to Barca

Posted Saturday, February 25, 2012 by ESPN94 hits

Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez states that despite his good performances, he has never ended a game saying "I played well today" and believes that more is to come. The Chilean was formerly a player in the Serie A side of Udinese. He joined Barcelona this season for a sum reported in the region of 25 million euros, becoming the first Chilean player to join the club. This season he has been...Full Story »

Alexis Sanchez looks ahead to 'difficult' second leg as Leverkusen boss Dutt laments showing Barcelona 'too much respect'

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by Goal.com96 hits

The German boss admitted defeat as the home side suffered a night to forget with Guardiola's men running riot, while Sanchez and Busquets expressed joy with their dominant display Bayer Leverkusen coach Robin Dutt reveals his side showed Barcelona too much respect during Tuesday night’s 3-1 loss at the BayArena. The 47-year-old believes Leverkusen weren’t clinical enough as they ...Full Story »

Sanchez double puts Barca in driving seat

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

Two goals from Chile forward Alexis Sanchez helped Barcelona to a 3-1 first-leg win at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday that put the holders firmly in the driving seat in their Champions League round of 16 tie. Barca, who are now unbeaten in 13 Champions League games and have scored in 28 consecutive matches in the competition, grabbed the lead in the 41st minute after a brilliant left-footed flick ...Full Story »

Valencia vs Malaga preview - No `old pals act' for Sanchez

Posted Sunday, December 18, 2011 by PA123 hits

Malaga winger Joaqumn Sanchez insists mixed feelings will give way to a thirst for victory when he returns to Valencia for the first time. Joaquin spent four years at the Mestalla before his #3.36million summer move to Malaga. "I still have great memories, friends, dressing room stories and a lot of sentiment from my time at Valencia," he said. "My return to the Mestalla with Malaga is one of...Full Story »

Sanchez could miss CWC final

Posted Saturday, December 17, 2011 by Supersport.com164 hits

Barcelona says Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez has strained a muscle in his left leg and is a doubt for Sunday's Club World Cup final in Japan. Alexis replaced David Villa, who broke his left leg, in Barcelona's 4-0 win against Al-Sadd in the semifinals Thursday, but had to be substituted before the end of the match because of the injury. Barcelona says Alexis missed training Friday and will ...Full Story »

Alexis double fires Barca to romp

Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by Supersport.com98 hits

Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez helped the Spanish champions get over their weekend defeat at Getafe by scoring twice in a 4-0 home victory over promoted Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Tuesday. Barca suffered their first loss of the campaign when they went down 1-0 on Saturday to slip six points behind leaders Real Madrid but after a shaky opening at the Nou Camp they crushed their valiant visitors....Full Story »

Sanchez double as Barca cut Real lead to three

Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport47 hits

An Alexis Sanchez brace helped Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano on Tuesday which reduced Real Madrid’s lead to three points and showed they will not give up their title without a fight Barca were given a quick chance to respond to their 1-0 away defeat to Getafe at the weekend as this fixture was brought forward due to the Catalan side’s involvement in the Club World C...Full Story »

Sanchez set for Chile trip - Barca allow South American star to return home

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by skysports.com225 hits

Sanchez: Suffering from thigh problem Barcelona have given Alexis Sanchez permission to return to Chile as part of his rehabilitation from his thigh injury. Sanchez injured his thigh against Real Sociedad earlier this month and he is not expected to return until November. The injury means Sanchez misses Chile's opening World Cup qualifying clashes with Argentina and Peru, but he was still inv...Full Story »

Lecce 0 : 2 Udinese - Alexis who?

Posted Sunday, September 11, 2011 by PA37 hits

Udinese proved that there can be life after Alexis Sanchez as they opened the new Serie A season with a solid 2-0 win over Lecce. The Bianconeri finished fourth last season, thanks largely to the contribution of the Chile winger, but his departure to Barcelona raised question marks over whether they could repeat the trick this time around. Early goals from Dusan Basta and the impressive Antoni...Full Story »

Alexis Sanchez: I Am Not The Cristiano Ronaldo Of Barcelona

Posted Sunday, July 24, 2011 by Goal.com255 hits

Barcelona's new signing Alexis Sanchez has moved to avoid any comparisons with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo following his transfer from Italian club Udinese. Sanchez is the only new addition to Pep Guardiola's squad this summer despite the onrunning pursuit of Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, and the Chilean forward wants to make his own name at the Camp Nou. "Am I going to be the Ronaldo of B...Full Story »

Barca seal Sanchez deal - European champions sign Chilean ace

Posted Friday, July 22, 2011 by skysports.com115 hits

Sanchez: Finally completes Barca move Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Chilean star Alexis Sanchez from Udinese. The European champions have been locked in talks with Udinese for a number of weeks, and have fended off interest from a host of clubs including Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, to land his signature. And Sanchez has now agreed a five-year deal at Camp Nou, pu...Full Story »

Barca sign Chile forward Sanchez for ?26 million

Posted Friday, July 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport100 hits

Barcelona signed Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Udinese for ?26 million ($37 million) on Thursday, becoming the European champion’s first major signing during the offseason transfer market. The three-time defending Spanish champion said on its website that the 22-year-old Sanchez has agreed to a five-year contract. He becomes the first Chilean player to join Barcelona. Terms of the mov...Full Story »

Barca closing on Sanchez - Deal to take winger to Camp Nou edging towards completion

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2011 by skysports.com135 hits

Sanchez: Closing on switch to Camp Nou The deal to take Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez to Barcelona is edging towards completion. The European champions have won the race to sign the sought-after Chile international, who also interested Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea among others this summer. Udinese placed a 50million euros (£44.6million) price-tag on the head of Sanchez,...Full Story »

Barca after new striker, with Sanchez top target

Posted Wednesday, July 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport115 hits

BARCELONA (AFP) - The coach of Spanish and European champions Barcelona, Pep Guardiola, says his pre-season priority is to add a new striker, with Udinese's Chilean star Alexis Sanchez firmly in his sights. But he has not abandoned hope of also snatching midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal despite the determination by Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger to hold on to his captain. "The priority is a ...Full Story »

Barca win Sanchez race - European champions poised to sign Udinese winger

Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011 by skysports.com159 hits

Sanchez: Chile international looks set to complete move to Barcelona Barcelona look to have won the race to sign Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez ahead of a number of Premier League clubs. Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been linked with the Chile international at various stages over the summer, while Inter Milan and Napoli were also credited with an interest. European ch...Full Story »

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