Alexis Sanchez makes fan’s dream come true as he gifts shirt and boots
Alexis Sanchez makes Chile fan’s dream come true as he gifts emotional boy his shirt and boots in the dressing room following win over Honduras
- Alexis Sanchez gifted a fan his shirt and boots after Chile’s win against Honduras
- The supporter broke down in tears after meeting his idol in the dressing rooms
- Sanchez struck the 41st international goal of his career for Chile as they won 4-1
Alexis Sanchez may be struggling for form at the moment but that has not affected his standing among Chile supporters.
That was evident following their 4-1 win over Honduras last night when a young supporter broken down in tears after Sanchez gifted him his shirt and boots.
The Manchester United forward uploaded a picture and video of the moment he presented the fan with the gifts in the changing rooms at the Estadio German Becker in Temuco.
Alexis Sanchez gifted a young supporter his shirt and boots after Chile’s win over Honduras
The forward uploaded a picture and video of the moment he presented the fan with the gifts
Sanchez struck the 41st international goal of his career for Chile as they defeated Honduras 4-1 – with the hosts awarded three penalties.
The forward saw his penalty on the hour mark saved by Honduras goalkeeper Luis Lopez, only to pounce on the rebound and score.
As he celebrated, the young fan ran onto the pitch to celebrate with his idol. He responded by putting his arm around him before inviting him into the dressing room at full-time.
Sanchez then handed him his match jersey and boots before posing for a picture with the caption: ‘the innocence of children is one of the things most beautiful.’
Sanchez, who has been out of sorts all season for his club, is Chile’s all-time record goalscorer and his 41st goal for them came in his 124th appearance.
Sanchez celebrates his 41st international goal for Chile in their 4-1 friendly win over Honduras
Chile were jeered by their own supporters during a 3-2 loss to Costa Rica on Friday night but produced a much-improved performance.
They took an eighth-minute lead when Sanchez’s header from a Jean Beausejour cross was saved by Luis Lopez, only for Arturo Vidal to tap home.
And Vidal doubled the lead 10 minutes before half-time, only for Alex Lopez to halve the deficit shortly afterwards.
A handball decision handed Sanchez the opportunity to make it 3-1, one he took at the second time of asking.
And a third penalty – again for handball – saw Nicolas Castillo seal a straightforward win for Chile six minutes from the end.
Sanchez will hope to be involved when United return to action at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
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