Key Player – Arturo Vidal
There is seemingly nothing this fine, fine midfielder can’t do: His passing is exceptional. His tackling and ability to read the game is outstanding. His work-rate and athleticism is as impressive as anyone in the game. From the penalty spot he has a steely nerve and unwavering composure.
And this season, he’s started to add a regular stream of goals to his game too. Vidal is an inspirational figure for Sampaoli’s team and his teammates in turn will look to him – a player who has won major honours with the Bianconeri – to inspire them to a prosperous tournament on their own continent.