The Real Sociedad goalkeeper should have done better for the second goal, and could have done slightly better with his positioning for the first, although his defense did him no favors. Rarely tested bar the goals.
Arguably Chile's best defender, his experience and presence at the back was important in making a number of interventions to ensure danger was averted when needed.
Despite managing to help neutralize the impact of the Venezuelan attack for most part in open play, he was at sixes and sevens positionally for both goals and struggled with set-pieces.
Much like his fellow center-backs, he was shaky at times and did not look comfortable at set-pieces.
A very quiet display from the attacking midfielder, who started out wide on the left up top but rarely threatened. Switched to the opposite flank but did not contribute much else and was replaced by Paredes.
An unspectacular wing display from the Udinese man, who had opportunities few and far between. His opponent Rosales read him fairly easily and did not offer much in terms of enterprise, although his willingness was admirable.
The worst Chilean player. His energetic yet reckless display contributed to their downfall, as he was poor in possession and his role of midfield destroyer culminated in a sending off near the end.
Only played the first 45 minutes of the match and was surprisingly replaced. Neat and tidy enough in possession, without ever threatening though it must be said.
A close toss-up with teammate Medel, it is the Bayer Leverkusen star's reputation and expectation that puts him in the firing line. Despite starting in an unfamiliar left-wing role, he looked horribly out of position, lacking in ideas and offered virtually nothing from midfield. A huge disappointment, but he shouldn't take the brunt of the blame.
The ex-Zaragoza hitman did not sustain his impact as much as he would have liked, thanks to the resilient Venezuelan defense, but when he did strike at goal, he hit the bar and scored one. Clinical finishing.
An exciting performance from the in-demand forward who was fantastic at times with and without the ball during the first 30 minutes. However, his impact dipped once Venezuela scored first, but resumed his form with a well-constructed assist for his side's equaliser.
Arguably Venezuela's man of the match, the goalkeeper produced a match-saving display, making a number of top saves to deny the likes of Sanchez, Suazo and Valdivia, whilst dealing with balls into the box expertly.
Despite being given the run around in the first half by Sanchez of all people, he began to improve during the second half when he was faced with Isla and even grabbed the winner with an important tap-in.
Made some important tackles at times, and generally had a solid game at the back, although Sanchez posed him questions towards the end.
A solid defensive performance from the center-back, who managed to keep Suazo off bay for large parts of the match, whilst scoring the first goal with a bullet header and being a constant set-piece threat.
Solid enough at the back in stopping Suazo and the alike attacking through the middle. Assured display from the experienced defender.
The winger didn't show the same levels of imagination or panache as Gonzalez on the opposing wing, but worked hard and tracked back, doubling up in defense.
A lively and impressive performance from the pacey winger, who showed good feet and an eye for goal at times. Definitely one to watch in the semis.
A hugely influential and inspirational display from the captain, who rarely misplaced a pass or lost the ball in midfield. Assisted both of his side's goals with two quality in-swinging balls into the box.
Definitely his side's biggest disappointment amid all the fanfare about the Hamburg midfielder, he failed to exert authority on the game and make an impact at all, with Valdivia outclassing him and Medel showing more bite. Will also miss the semi-final after picking up a red in the dying embers.
Their most enterprising striker on the day, who gave it his all and tested at times but failed to truly test Bravo. Replaced by Moreno.
Couldn't provide a true presence or threat in attack, as he was busy working hard to help his teammates out. Replaced by Moreno late on.
- 23 P. Garcés
- 12 M. Pinto
- 13 M. Estrada
- 14 M. Fernández
- 21 F. Gutiérrez
- 16 G. Fierro
- 2 F. Silva
- 20 R. Millar
The ex-Al Ain playmaker came on for the second half and provided his side with the flair and creative spark that was sorely missing from their drab first half display. Oozing with quality at times, he was unlucky not to have scored with a stinging shot that crashed the bar, but fizzled out towards the end.
- 19 C. Muñoz
The striker came on for Jimenez midway through the second period but failed to outwit the Venezuelan backline, partnering Suazo in a 4-4-2 setup.
- 12 L. Morales
- 22 D. Hernández
- 2 J. Granados
- 3 J. Rey
- 19 J. Meza
- 21 A. González
- 5 G. Di Giorgi
The midfielder proved to be an important substitution for his side, as he replaced the more attack-minded Gonzalez and bolstered his side's midfield and supported Arango well as they sealed a massive victory.
Late cameo from the striker.
- 17 D. Arismendi
Surprising omission to begin with, but in hindsight it was inspired. A cameo from the Malaga marksman, who had a golden chance to seal the win, but acted too selfish in the phase of play.