Copa America 2015: Watch Alexis Sanchez score the winning penalty from an incredible angle

The moment Chile ended 99 year wait for Copa America

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Here is Arsenal's talisman Alexis Sanchez scoring the winning penalty in the Copa America final last night for hosts Chile against Argentina from behind the goal.

The final ended 0-0 after extra time, Chile won 4-1 on penalties

Footage emerged on Twitter last night of the glorious moment when  the forward produced an audacious chip to see Chile end their 99-year wait for a Copa America title.

Chile had beaten Argentina just once in 38 competitive matches before the final and celebrated the triumph in front of an ecstatic home crowd at the National Stadium.

"This is something so nice for all the Chilean people," midfielder Arturo Vidal told reporters.

"We Chileans needed a triumph, something like this Cup, today we took an incredible step, we're (South) America's best."


Sanchez dinked his penalty into the middle of the goal with Chile's fourth kick to guarantee the shootout win.

Lionel Messi scored with Argentina's first penalty then watched Higuain shoot his over and Banega have his saved by Chile captain Claudio Bravo.

It was Higuain who had come closest to breaking the stalemate for Argentina in the last minute of regulation time.

Messi sent Ezequiel Lavezzi through on the left and he crossed to Higuain at the far post but the striker put the ball in the side netting.

Sanchez had one great chance to steal the game for Chile in extra time but shot wide with just goalkeeper Sergio Romero to beat.