2014 World Cup: Chile’s Player Ratings vs. Netherlands

2014 World Cup: Chile's Player Ratings vs. Netherlands

Netherlands v Chile: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
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Even though Chile are already qualified to go on to the next stage, they clearly wanted the first place to avoid the match-up with Brazil. And while they had the ball for most of the game, they could never find the key to bother the Dutch goalkeeper. Find out how each Chilean player performed against Netherlands.

GK - Claudio Bravo

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GK - Claudio Bravo

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It was a relatively calm night for the Chilean captain. Outside of the two goals scored on him, which he could nothing about, Netherlands shot at him only a couple of times. But every time he was called into action, he responded diligently. 8 out of 10 for Claudio Bravo

CB - Gary Medel

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CB - Gary Medel

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Gary Medel was Chile's best defender against Netherlands. On practically every Dutch counterattack, Medel was following the play, making the right coverages and timing his tackles well. Despite his size, he always managed to win the aerial battles as well. He even took the liberties of becoming Chile's playmaker when the Dutch defense was thrown back. 8 out of 10 for Medel.

CB - Francisco Silva

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CB - Francisco Silva

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After a great game against Spain, Francisco Silva fell back down to earth with a lackluster performance. He committed a number of unnecessary fouls and could never handle Lens or Robben. Coach Sampaoli had to sub him out in fear of the probable red card Silva would have recieved. 4 out of 10 for Silva.

CB - Gonzalo Jara

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CB - Gonzalo Jara

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Gonzalo Jara played well for most of the match but made several key mistakes that always resulted in dangerous Dutch counterattacks. He also couldn't win the header that led to the first Dutch goal. Even though he defended Robben well for most of the match, those hiccups cost Chile dearly. 5 out of 10 for Jara.

RM - Mauricio Isla

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RM - Mauricio Isla

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Mauricio Isla is known for his simple give-and-go attacking style, but it was nowhere to be seen against Netherlands (or throughout the tournament for that matter). He was always well contained by Dirk Kuyt in his advances and never managed to link up with Alexis Sanchez. That said, he defended well, hardly ever losing to a Kuyt attack. 6 out of 10 for Isla.

CM - Marcelo Diaz

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CM - Marcelo Diaz

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Louis van Gaal had Marcelo Diaz well scouted for this match, practically negating any threat Diaz could cause. While he's usually the Chilean engine of the midfield, he was constantly being hounded by de Jong and Sneijder, which led him to lose a number of balls in dangerous spots. He was also beat by Depay in the second Dutch goal. 4 out of 10 for Diaz.

CM - Charles Aranguiz

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CM - Charles Aranguiz

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Much like Marcelo Diaz, Charles Aranguiz was never left alone by the Dutch midfield, causing him to disappear for large portions of the match. But when he did show up, he created good plays that were never taken advantage of by the Chilean frontline. An average game for Aranguiz, who gets a 6 out of 10.

LM - Eugenio Mena

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LM - Eugenio Mena

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In the first half, Eugenio Mena was Chile's best offensive option. He was constantly opening up the field with his attacking runs, and Chile's best chances came from his crosses. In the second half, he was better defended, but he still managed to get a couple of clean looks that resulted in dangerous crosses. 7 out of 10 for Mena.

CAM - Felipe Gutierrez

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CAM - Felipe Gutierrez

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This past season, Felipe Gutierrez was selected the Dutch league's best player. You'd think an award like that would threaten the Dutch defenders, but Gutierrez was a non-factor in the first half. Outside of a curling shot off a corner and a wide open heade, Gutierrez hardly created chances for himself or others. He was subbed out during halftime, which usually means the coach isn't exactly happy with the performance. 3 out of 10 for Gutierrez.

ST - Alexis Sanchez

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ST - Alexis Sanchez

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With most of the midfield being drown out by the Dutch, Alexis Sanchez had to drop back and create for Chile. Even though he was always hounded by at least two Dutch defenders, Sanchez managed to always get rid of them and create for others. His dribbling and speed often made the Dutch defense look bad, but his final touches were never the correct ones. He's got to learn to finish the plays better. 8 out of 10 for Alexis.

ST - Eduardo Vargas

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ST - Eduardo Vargas

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Eduardo Vargas was hardly a factor for most of the match. He's a player who can operate extremely well with space, and is an amazing finisher when given the chance, but the Dutch defense hardly gave him space or time. And because of Chile's lackadaisical midfield, he too suffered from the lack of passes to him. 4 out of 10 for Edu Vargas.

Sub - Jean Beausejour

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Sub - Jean Beausejour

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He was brought in for Felipe Gutierrez during halftime to give Chile a more direct attacking approach, but he was never able to get past Janmaat on his wing. When he had the ball, it always resulted in a simple back-pass that led to nothing. He had more spaces when Valdivia came in but never took advantage of the passes. 5 out of 10 for Beausejour.

Sub - Jorge Valdivia

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Sub - Jorge Valdivia

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One can't help but wonder why Gutierrez started in place of Valdivia, as they play the exact same position, but Valdivia did more in 15 minutes than Gutierrez had done during all first half. He's clearly Chile's best passer and was fantastic at breaking down the Dutch defense with the killer trough balls. 7 out of 10 for Valdivia.

Sub - Mauricio Pinilla

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Sub - Mauricio Pinilla

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Mauricio Pinilla only played a couple of minutes to try and win a header for Chile's comeback. While he used his size to his advantage, creating interesting opportunities for others, it never resulted in a clear Chilean opportunity. 6 out of 10 for Pinilla.

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