Chile 3-1 Uruguay: Alexis double decisive as hosts fight back

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Alexis Sanchez struck twice in the second half of Chile's 3-1 win over Uruguay on Tuesday to secure a crucial result in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Edinson Cavani had given visiting Uruguay a 17th-minute lead upon his return to the line-up having served a suspension before Eduardo Vargas levelled proceedings on the stroke of half-time.

Sanchez took centre stage from that point, his 60th-minute volley putting Chile ahead and he made sure of the points 16 minutes later with his 36th international goal as he moved within one of Marcelo Salas' record.

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