Alexis Sanchez and Chile have gone to extreme lengths as they prepare to take on Lionel Messi's Argentina in the final of the Copa America.
The two teams will go head to head this weekend and Argentina are favourites to scoop the title despite the fact that Chile will be playing in their own back yard in front of a partisan crowd.
While Messi hasn't found the back of the net since Argentina's first game of the tournament, a 2-2 draw with Paraguay, the Barcelona maestro appears to be hitting peak form at the right time after teeing up three goals in his team's 6-1 over Paraguay in the semi-finals.
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Now Chile are doing all they can to try and win their first ever Copa America title - and according to reports that includes using a Playstation to try and figure out ways of stopping Messi.
La Nacion claim that boss Jorge Sampaoli is obsessed with stop the superstar and will go to any lengths to make it happen. His players have taken that one step further however and some have been playing FIFA 15 to see what moves work best when it comes to stopping Messi's mazy dribbling.
Amongst those trying to crack the Messi enigma is Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez. The winger is looking to end the season on a high after helping the Gunners win the FA Cup for the second season in a row.
It seems the host nation have opted against sticking one man on the little genius, with captain and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo insisting they will only be able to stop him as a team rather than individuals.
"It’s not easy, given Leo’s ability. If you look at what he’s done in his career, it’s been incredible, but we’re not going to put a man on him for the 90 minutes of the match,” he told a news conference at Chile’s training camp in Santiago. “He’s not the only one playing. We have to worry about Argentina as a whole, not just Leo.
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