James Rodriguez was perhaps somewhat lucky to stay on the field as Colombia took on Chile in their 2022 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday evening after a horror tackle on Alexis Sanchez.
The two sides played out a 2-2 draw at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos in Santiago de Chile, with Radamel Falcao bagging a last minute equaliser for the Colombians.
— Juan Friz Riffo (@jfrizr) October 14, 2020
ELIMINATORIAS | La patada de James Rodríguez a Alexis Sánchez que pudo ser roja e indigna a Chilehttps://t.co/8o9XlSbJ82
— MARCA Claro Argentina (@MARCAClaroARG) October 14, 2020
Two of the most talented players on the pitch came together in a rather ugly moment as James came in on Alexis and hit the Chilean on the ankle with his studs.
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It could well have been a red card, though VAR never intervened and referee Dario Herrera gave the Everton playmaker a yellow card which sparked controversy after the game.