- Chile was held by Germany to a 1-1 draw at the Kazan Arena
- Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s record goal scorer
- Australia and Cameroon played out a 1-1 draw
A double header saw Chile take on Germany and Australia play Cameroon on Day 5 of the Confederations Cup in Russia. Both matches ended in stalemates with both the scores being 1-1.
The early kickoff saw Australia face up against Cameroon in St.Petersburg. Australia and Cameroon finished with a goal each in St Petersburg after an improved display from the Socceroos saw them hang on for a draw. The result means shared fate, too for both in this Confederations Cup, as the draw between the African and Asian champions in all likelihood ended both teams’ hopes of progress to the semi-finals. Cameroon started strongly with Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa giving Cameroon a deserved lead just before the break, latching on to a long ball over the top and beating Mat Ryan with an outstretched flick. The match looked to be a heading for another thrashing for the Australians before Socceroos captain Mark Milligan leveled from the penalty spot after the break. In truth, they were hanging on in the dying stages with a shot count of 19 to five in Cameroon’s favor telling the story of who was forcing the issue more. Neither team will be happy with the result though, as it essentially means both are out of this year’s tournament.
Chile and Germany clashed in one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament. Chile dominated the proceedings, scoring in the early moments of the match. Sanchez played a smart one-two with Vidal before galloping into the area and firing a left-footed shot beyond goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s leading goal scorer with his 38th goal but was unable to see Chile come out on top as a string strong Germany team did well to bounce back and grab a superb equalizer before the first half ended. Emre Can pick out full-back Jonas Hector with a brilliant pass and moments later Stindl arrived to stab a square ball home from close range to peg the score back at 1-1. The outcome means both sides need only a point from their last remaining Group B fixtures to progress into the semi-finals.
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