FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht, Sochi, Russia
63′ Mabouka Sent off
Thanks for joining us.
FT: The result means that Germany finish first in Group B on seven points, two points ahead of second-placed Chile and will face Mexico in the Semi-finals, while Cameroon finished fourth on one point and were eliminated from the tournament alongside Australia, who finished above the African Champions on two points. Chile will face Portugal in the other Semi-final.
FT: The African Champions created a few chances but went close when Aboubakar cut-inside to fire an effort just wide from the edge of the area before the striker’s deft header beat Ter Stegen at his near-post after Mabouka was sent off.
FT: The World Champions created some good chances and opened the scoring with their first meaningful attack after Demirbay wonderfully fired home after combining with Draxler before Werner fired an effort wide after being played through on-goal. Kimmich was then denied by Ondoa after the keeper smothered an effort away from Werner before Werner doubled Germany’s lead with a fine diving-header after Mabouka was sent off for a high challenge on Can. Werner and substitute Brandt then tested Ondoa before Werner swept home. Werner was then denied by Ondoa before substitute Younes’ curling-effort was palmed away by the keeper. Younes then beat two players before seeing his eventual effort smothered behind by Ondoa.
FT: So Germany defeat Cameroon to progress into the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-finals.
90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+4′ Ngamaleu is caught offside.
90’+2′ Ekambi volleys an effort harmlessly over the bar.
90’+1′ Plattenhardt is booked for a cynical foul on Aboubakar.
90′ There will be four additional minutes.
89′ The corner comes to nothing.
89′ Close!! Younes beats two players and has just Ondoa to beat but his effort is smothered behind by the keeper.
88′ Close!! Brandt finds Younes, who bends an effort at-goal that Ondoa palms away well.
86′ Werner is adjudged to have been caught offside, although it appeared he was onside.
86′ The corner is dealt with by Germany.
85′ Rüdiger concedes a corner.
84′ Chance!! Can plays Werner through on-goal but Ondoa makes a terrific save to smother the ball away.
81′ Final Cameroon change sees Bassogog replaced by Karl Toko Ekambi.
81′ Goal!! Henrichs pulls the ball back to Werner, who sweeps home past Ondoa.
80′ Chance!! Younes tees up Brandt, who fires an effort at-goal but Ondoa saves well.
79′ Final Germany change sees Draxler replaced by Amin Younes.
78′ Close!! Brandt finds Werner, but his effort saved well by Ondoa.
78′ Goal!! Aboubakar does well to meet a teasing delivery from Ngamaleu with a header ahead of Ter Stegen, who lets the ball squeeze through.
77′ The corner comes to nothing.
77′ Second Germany change sees Demirbay replaced by Julian Brandt.
76′ Guihoata concedes a corner.
74′ Demirbay fires an effort harmlessly wide from-range.
73′ First Germany change sees Benjamin Henrichs replace Rudy.
69′ Second Cameroon change sees Moukandjo replaced by Jérôme Guihoata.
68′ Fai is penalised for a foul on Kimmich.
66′ Goal!! A fine cross from Kimmich finds Werner, who heads the ball home with a diving-header.
63′ Dismissal!! Mabouka is sent off for a high challenge on Can. The referee initially sent off Siani after a case of mistaken identity despite using the VAR system.
60′ Ngamaleu fires an effort wide of the target.
59′ Close!! Aboubakar cut-inside before firing an effort just wide from the edge of the area.
57′ First Cameroon change sees Djoum replaced by Moumi Ngamaleu.
56′ Aboubakar wins a freekick.
55′ The delivery is headed wide by Ginter.
54′ Slight delay in the match as Teikeu is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.
53′ Chance!! Can manages to squeeze a pass through to Werner, but his effort is smothered well by Ondoa with the loose ball falling to Kimmich, but his effort is palmed behind.
52′ Chance!! Werner is played through on-goal but he fires the ball wide from a tight-angle.
50′ The corner is cleared.
50′ Ngadeu-Ngadjui concedes a corner.
49′ Can finds Demirbay, who fires an effort over the bar.
48′ Goal!! Demirbay exchanges passes with Draxler before firing an unstoppable effort into the top-corner from the edge of the area.
45′ Demirbay fires an effort over the bar from-range.
45′ Germany get the second-half underway.
HT: So will Germany find the next goal or will Cameroon produce an upset in this match in order to progress into the Semi-finals? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Cameroon will need to be more clinical in front of goal given the fact that chances against Germany are rare. They were made to rue a number of missed opportunities against Australia and won’t want a repeat against the World Champions. They will need to do more in the final third if they are to cause die Mannschaft any problems. Germany just require a point to see them through into the Semi-finals, but they have lacked the cutting-edge themselves. They have been sloppy in possession and have wasted a number of good chances as they won’t want to rue their missed opportunities. A victory by two-goals for Cameroon will see them through ahead of Germany, although Chile, who trail to Australia, would need to defeat the Asian Champions.
HT: Cameroon got into some dangerous positions and initially started very well and went close to taking the lead on the stroke of half-time when Anguissa had a strike tipped over the bar by Ter Stegen.
HT: Germany created some good chances and first went close when Can fired an effort just wide before Kimmich spurned a great chance when he headed wide from close-range, when he should have scored, after a teasing delivery from Plattenhardt. Werner was then denied by Ondoa with a fine reaction-save although the flag was already up for offside.
45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45′ There will be one additional minute.
45′ The corner comes to nothing as the referee spots an infringement.
44′ Chance!! Mabouka sends a teasing delivery that finds Anguissa at the back-post but his volley from a tight-angle is brilliantly tipped over the bar by Ter Stegen.
41′ Chance!! Plattenhardt sends a teasing delivery into the path of Werner, who meets the cross with a first-time effort on goal that Ondoa saves well but the striker was already in an offside position.
39′ Aboubakar fires an ambitious effort wide from-range after seeing Ter Stegen off his line.
38′ The corner is cleared.
38′ The freekick is cleared behind by Rüdiger for a corner.
37′ Fai wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Demirbay.
36′ Werner is caught offside.
35′ Demirbay fires an effort wide from-range.
34′ Draxler’s delivery is cleared before Bassogog is penalised for a foul.
33′ Fai concedes a corner.
29′ Plattenhardt wins a freekick after a foul from Djoum.
26′ Rudy fires an effort wide from-range.
23′ Chance!! Plattenhardt sends a teasing delivery into the path of Kimmich, who looks set to score, but he somehow heads wide from close-range.
22′ The corner comes to nothing.
21′ Can wins a corner after his strike deflects behind.
20′ Close!! Can fires the ball just wide from-range.
16′ Anguissa is penalised for a foul on Kimmich.
13′ Werner is caught offside.
8′ Djoum cuts-inside before firing an effort that deflects wide and kindly for Ter Stegen.
5′ Kimmich is penalised for a foul on Fai.
4′ Draxler wins a freekick after a foul from Ngadeu-Ngadjui.
0′ Cameroon get the game underway.
Germany: Marc-André Ter Stegen (GK), Niklas Süle, Antonio Rüdiger, Matthias Ginter, Marvin Plattenhardt, Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy, Emre Can, Kerem Demirbay, Julian Draxler, Timo Werner
Cameroon: Fabrice Ondoa (GK), Collins Fai, Adolphe Teikeu, Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Ernest Mabouka, Arnaud Djoum, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Sébastien Siani, Benjamin Moukandjo, Vincent Aboubakar, Christian Bassogog