Gonzalez strike sinks Switzerland


Mark Gonzalez cracked open Switzerland's record-breaking defence to give Chile a 1-0 victory on Monday, moving the South Americans clear at the top of Group H.

Gonzalez, who was born in South Africa, headed home a right wing cross from Esteban Paredes in the 75th minute after Chile sprung the Swiss offside trap with a counter-attack.

Just eight minutes earlier, Switzerland had set a new World Cup finals record, beating Italy's old mark of 550 minutes without conceding a goal. It was the first goal they had let in at the finals since 1994.

Image: Chile's Mark Gonzalez celebrates after scoring against Switzerland
Photographs: Reuters