FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
Stadion Krestovskyi, St. Petersburg, Russia
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FT: The result means that Germany win their first ever Confederations Cup title, while Chile finish the tournament as runners-up in their first ever campaign.
FT: The Germans were remarkable throughout the tournament, even more so given the fact that they fielded a younger and less experienced team in comparison to previous teams. However Díaz’s error ultimately cost Chile and sealed a first ever Confederations Cup title for die Mannschaft.
FT: The South American Champions created some good chances and went close when Vargas produced a comfortable save from Ter Stegen before Vidal fired an effort at-goal that deflected just over the bar. Aránguiz then fired an effort at-goal from-range that Ter Stegen palmed behind before substitute Sagal fired an effort over the bar after a fine pull-back from fellow-substitute Puch. Sánchez then forced Ter Stegen into a fine save from a freekick.
FT: Germany didn’t create many chances in the second-half but they defended brilliantly to keep Chile at bay. They did go close when Draxler fired an effort at-goal but it deflected just wide of the far-post.
FT: So Germany are the Confederations Cup Champions.
90’+5′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+4′ Close!! Sánchez curls the freekick over the wall but Ter Stegen palms the effort away.
90’+3′ Ginter is penalised for a foul on Valencia.
90’+2′ Stindl is penalised for a foul on Medel.
90’+1′ Rudy is booked for a foul on Vidal.
90′ Second Germany change sees Goretzka replaced by Niklas Süle.
90′ There will be five additional minutes.
89′ Can is penalised for a foul on Sánchez and is then booked for time-wasting. Bravo is booked for getting involved in an altercation with Can.
88′ Puch wins a freekick.
84′ Beausejour is penalised for a foul on Kimmich.
83′ Chance!! Puch does ever so well to latch onto a Sánchez pass ahead of Ter Stegen and pull the ball back to Sagal, who fires the ball over the bar from close-range.
83′ The delivery is cleared.
82′ The corner is cleared before Stindl concedes another corner.
82′ Puch wins a corner.
80′ Double Chile change sees Aránguiz and Vargas replaced by Ángelo Sagal and Edson Puch.
79′ Close!! Aránguiz fires an effort from-range that Ter Stegen palms behind.
78′ First Germany change sees Werner replaced by Emre Can.
76′ The delivery is cleared.
74′ Close!! Sánchez surges into the area before he’s been tackled and Vidal latched onto the loose ball to fire an effort that deflects just over the bar.
73′ Chance! Aránguiz finds Vargas, who fires an effort at-goal that Ter Stegen saves well.
71′ Kimmich is penalised for a foul.
69′ Beausejour is penalised for a foul.
68′ The delivery is cleared before Goretzka wins a freekick.
68′ Mustafi concedes a corner.
67′ Rudy is penalised for a foul on Beausejour.
64′ Jara is booked for a deliberate elbow on Werner after consulting with the VAR system. He’s fortunate to escape a straight red card in all honesty.
61′ Valencia’s delivery is punched clear by Ter Stegen.
60′ Ter Stegen concedes a cheap corner.
58′ Kimmich and Vidal are booked for an altercation off the ball.
57′ The delivery causes havoc but Vidal clears the danger.
56′ Beausejour is penalised for a foul on Kimmich, who is receiving treatment.
55′ Hector wins a freekick after an apparent foul from Vargas.
55′ The delivery is cleared.
54′ Close!! Draxler surges forward before firing an effort that deflects just wide off Jara.
53′ Valencia wins a freekick.
53′ Sánchez is penalised for a foul on Ginter.
52′ First Chile change sees Leonardo Valencia replace Díaz.
49′ Rudy wins a freekick after a foul from Hernández.
46′ Vidal wins a freekick.
45′ Rudy is penalised for a foul on Aránguiz.
45′ Germany get the second-half underway.
HT: So will Germany hold onto their lead to win the competition or will Chile come back in this match? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Chile will need to be more clinical in front of goal. They have spurned a number of good chances and Germany have capitalised and cannot afford to continue this streak. Despite dominating the match, they have made a number of errors in defence and are fortunate that they trail by just the one goal. They need to find a goal or Germany will be crowned Champions. Germany will need to add to their tally as they know Chile have the players that possess enough quality to find the net themselves. They have been on the back-foot from the first whistle but are fortunate that Chile haven’t taken their chances. A second-goal will surely put the tie to bed.
HT: The World Champions opened the scoring after a poor error from Díaz, which allowed Werner to find Stindl, who tapped home before Goretzka fired an effort just wide of the far-post from a tight-angle. Draxler then fired an effort just wide of the near-post from-range before Goretzka was denied by Bravo at his near-post after Jara lost possession in his own-half.
HT: Chile created some good chances and went close when Vidal forced Ter Stegen into a fine save with his feet before Vargas tested the Barcelona keeper with a strike from-range. Sánchez then spurned a great chance when he miscued his strike after Ter Stegen spilled an effort from-range by Vidal before Aránguiz failed to make proper contact with a pull-back from Isla.
HT: So Germany lead at the break.
45′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45′ Kimmich is penalised for a foul on Sánchez.
44′ The corner is cleared.
44′ Chance!! Jara loses possession in his own-half to Draxlker, who plays Goretzka through on-goal but with just Bravo to beat, the German’s effort is smothered behind at the near-post.
41′ Hector is penalised for a foul.
39′ Close!! Werner pulls the ball back to Draxler, who fires an effort just wide of the near-post.
37′ The delivery is cleared before Vidal wins a freekick.
37′ Isla concedes a corner.
35′ Close!! Rudy finds Goretzka with a fine pass that the Schalke 04 midfielder fires just wide of the far-post.
35′ The corner is cleared.
34′ Vargas wins a corner.
33′ Aránguiz wins a freekick after a foul from Draxler.
31′ Vidal fires an effort over the bar from-range.
30′ Stindl wins a freekick after a foul from Sánchez.
26′ Werner is caught offside.
23′ Chance!! Isla pulls the ball back to Aránguiz, but he just can’t make proper contact on his strike.
20′ Goal!! Díaz loses possession just outside his own-area to Werner, who squares the ball to Stindl, who taps home into the unguarded net against the run of play.
19′ Chance!! Vidal fires an effort at-goal that Ter Stegen parries into the path of Sánchez but the Arsenal winger miscues his effort and the Germans clear the danger.
18′ Sánchez is caught offside.
17′ Goretzka is penalised for a foul on Vidal.
17′ The delivery is cleared.
16′ Beausejour wins a corner.
14′ Mustafi heads a Draxler corner wide.
13′ Aránguiz concedes a corner.
12′ Close!! Goretzka loses possession before Vargas fires an effort at-goal from-range that Ter Stegen saves well.
11′ Sánchez’s delivery is cleared.
10′ Mustafi concedes a corner.
10′ Sánchez tees up Vargas, who fires an effort over the bar from-range.
6′ Vidal fires an effort wide from-range.
4′ Chance!! Aránguiz surges into the area but Rüdiger makes a fine challenge to deny him a shot on-goal, he finds Vidal, but his effort is smothered away by the feet of Ter Stegen.
3′ Vargas is caught offside.
2′ Vargas is caught offside.
1′ Sánchez surges forward before firing an effort wide from-range.
0′ Chile get the game underway.
Chile: Claudio Bravo (GK), Jean Beausejour, Gonzalo Jara, Gary Medel, Mauricio Isla, Pablo Hernández, Marcelo Díaz, Charles Aránguiz, Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sánchez, Eduardo Vargas
Germany: Marc-André Ter Stegen (GK), Antonio Rüdiger, Shkodran Mustafi, Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Leon Goretzka, Sebastian Rudy, Joshua Kimmich, Julian Draxler, Lars Stindl, Timo Werner