10/26/2013 02:58 pm ET

Alexis Sanchez Chip Shot Goal Against Real Madrid In El Clasico Sealed Barcelona's Win (VIDEO)

Neymar may be the next big thing in Barcelona but Alexis Sanchez isn't going to let you -- or manager Gerardo Martino -- forget about him. The 24-year-old Chilean striker sealed the Catalans' 2-1 win over rival Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the 2013-2014 campaign with a sublime chip shot over Diego Lopez from 20 yards.

Having replaced Cesc Fabregas in the 70th minute, Sanchez was sent onto the Madrid goal by a through pass from Neymar several minutes later. Sanchez cut back his dribble to lose Madrid center back Raphael Verane and then lifted the ball over Lopez, who had roamed out toward the penalty spot.

Reserve striker Jesé Rodríguez would pull back a goal for Madrid in the injury time and Sanchez' audacious strike would prove the winner.

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