Arturo Vidal put Chile ahead with a shot from the edge of the box that, when he retires, he will be able to put an image of in his own home. Not even Pedro Gallese saw it.
Chile came into the match in need of points in their difficult match against Peru after their first two matches. For that reason, Chile started with the intensity that characterises them with the aim of going ahead early on.
And they found that reward. In one of their attacks, Meneses, open on the wing, saw Arturo Vidal alone, a bit far from the dee of the box. Vidal took courage in that position and, with a lot of confidence, fired his shot. Or better said his screamer.
The shot from the Inter Milan player was controlled to the left corner of Pedro Gallese’s net, who could only watch the shot. Simply spectacular. The best or one of the best shots of his career.
Vidal celebrated the size of his goal, but, above all, the fact that he put Chile ahead, which took that 1-0 as a morale boost. One of the heavyweights came to the rescue of Reinaldo Rueda’s side. And what a way…