FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia
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FT: The result means that Chile remain on top of Group B but now move onto four points, ahead of Germany on goal-difference, while Australia remain third on one point, ahead of Cameroon on goal-difference. Both Chile and Germany will progress into the Semi-finals should they each salvage a point in their final Group match.
FT: The South American Champions created some good chances in the second-half and went close when Sánchez curled a freekick just over the bar and onto the roof of the net before Vargas fired an effort just wide with the outside of the foot from-range.
FT: The World Champions didn’t created many chances in the second-half but went close when Stindl fired an effort at-goal that Herrera saved well.
FT: So both Chile and Germany move to within a point of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-finals.
90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+2′ Isla is caught offside.
90′ There will be three additional minutes.
89′ Final Chile change sees Francisco Silva replace Aránguiz.
81 Second Chile change sees Martín Rodríguez replace Vargas.
80′ The delivery is headed wide by Ginter.
78′ Beausejour receives a yellow card for a cynical foul on Kimmich, despite the German actually being offside.
72′ Close!! Stindl fires an effort at-goal that Herrera saves well.
70′ First Chile change sees Medel replaced by Paulo Díaz.
69′ Slight delay in the match as Medel is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.
68′ The corner is eventually cleared.
67′ Ginter wins a corner after his effort-range deflects behind.
66′ M. Díaz is penalised for a foul on Rudy.
63′ Sánchez is booked for kicking the ball away.
62′ Close!! Vidal tees up Vargas, who fires an effort with the outside of the foot just wide from-range.
61′ Vidal is penalised for a foul on Rudy.
61′ The delivery is met by Vidal with a header that goes wide.
60′ Mustafi concedes a corner.
60′ Isla wins a freekick after a foul from Draxler.
59′ Sánchez wins a freekick after a cynical foul from Rudy, who receives a yellow card.
58′ Vidal meets a cross from Aránguiz with a header that lands onto the roof of the net.
56′ Vargas is penalised for a foul on Rudy.
55′ Rudy is penalised for a foul on Vargas.
50′ Kimmich wins a freekick after a foul from Sánchez.
50′ Beausejour is penalised for a foul on Kimmich.
48′ M. Díaz is penalised for a foul on Kimmich.
47′ Close!! Sánchez curls the freekick just over the bar and onto the roof of the net.
46′ Hernández wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Süle.
45′ Germany get the second-half underway.
HT: So will it be Chile or Germany to find the next goal and secure a place in the Semi-finals? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: The next goal may be crucial and given Chile have dominated the match they will be eager to make the most of their chances and be more clinical in front of goal as they won’t want to rue their missed opportunities. Germany have been closed-down very well by Chile, which has disrupted their usual game-plan. They won’t want to concede again as Chile’s attacking threat look in the mood and will be eager to add to their tally. The Germans will have to be more clinical themselves as chances have been rare for them thus far.
HT: Germany didn’t create many chances but they improved as the half drew to a close and drew level. First Ginter found Stindl, but his first-time effort was saved comfortably by Herrera before Stindl fired home just before half-time.
HT: Chile will be disappointed that they aren’t ahead at the break given they created a number of good chances and opened the scoring after just six minutes when Sánchez fired home after Mustafi lost possession deep in his own area before M. Díaz tested Ter Stegen from-range with a volley. Vargas then struck the bar with a ferocious effort from-range before Sánchez forced Ter Stegen into a fine save.
HT: So we’re level at the break with a goal apiece and nothing to separate the two sides.
45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45′ Close!! Sánchez cuts-inside before firing a powerful effort at-goal that Ter Stegen palms away.
45′ There will be one additional minute.
41′ Goal!! Hector sends a teasing delivery across the face of goal to the waiting Stindl, who fires home.
36′ Süle concedes a corner.
35′ Can fires an effort wide from-range.
34′ Süle wins a freekick after a foul from Aránguiz.
34′ Draxler wins a freekick.
33′ M. Díaz is penalised for a foul on Stindl.
28′ The delivery is cleared before Vidal is penalised for a foul.
27′ Isla wins a corner after his strike deflects behind.
24′ Sánchez is penalised for a foul on Kimmich.
19′ Stindl is booked for a foul on Beausejour.
18′ So close!! Vargas fires a terrific strike from-range that rattles the bar with Ter Stegen well-beaten.
16′ Chance!! A cross-field pass from Draxler finds Kimmich at the back-post but his header is tame and straightforward for Herrera.
14′ Chance!! Ginter finds Stindl, whose first-time effort is saved comfortably by Herrera.
13′ Draxler wins a freekick after a foul from Hernández.
12′ Close!! M. Díaz meets Ginter’s misplaced clearance on the volley from-range but Ter Stegen makes a comfortable save.
11′ Stindl is caught offside.
10′ The delivery is met by Hernández with a header that is tame for Ter Stegen.
9′ Aránguiz wins a corner.
7′ Draxler cuts-inside before firing an effort just over the bar from-range.
6′ Goal!! Mustafi loses possession deep in his own-half and Sánchez exchanges passes with Vidal before firing home past Ter Stegen at his near-post.
3′ Goretzka is penalised for a foul on Hernández.
1′ Vidal is penalised for a foul on Can.
0′ Chile get the game underway.
Germany: Marc-André Ter Stegen (GK), Shkodran Mustafi, Joshua Kimmich, Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Julian Draxler, Sebastian Rudy, Leon Goretzka, Niklas Süle, Emre Can, Lars Stindl
Chile: Johnny Herrera (GK), Jean Beausejour, Gonzalo Jara, Gary Medel, Mauricio Isla, Charles Aránguiz, Marcelo Díaz, Pablo Hernández, Alexis Sánchez, Eduardo Vargas, Arturo Vidal