Germany wins FIFA Confederations Cup

The young Germans have won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup by defeating Chile 1-0.

Lars Stindl in the 20th minute gave the Germans the lead when a momentary lapse in concentration from Diaz let Timo Werner rob him of possession and passed to Stindl, who tapped into an empty net. The goal ensured that Germany for the first time would win the Confederations Cup in the eighth edition of the pre-World Cup tournament.

Despite dominating for long spells, Chile failed to turn 61 percent possession and 20 shots into goals. The South Americans kept the same team which defeated Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shootout. The Chileans gave their all in the game but the Germans would simply not fall. Eduardo Vargas started with a shot on the 11th minute which flew into the grateful arms of Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Vidal’s shot was blocked by Ter Stegen and Alexis Sanchez could not connect with the loose ball.

Chile’s inability to take their chances proved costly as the Germans scored when Diaz error on the edge of his own box allowed Werner to pounce and square the ball to Stindl, who tapped home. Having fallen behind, Chile upped the pressure to force an equaliser but failed as Germany emerge champions.

Werner, Stindl and Leon Goretzka all finished with three goals but RB Leipzig striker Werner took the top scorer’s prize by virtue of also supplying two assists.

 

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