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Confederations Cup 2017: Germany hold Chile to 1-1 draw

26 June 2017

Reigning world champions Germany clashed with Latin America's now best football squad from Chile at Kazan Arena on the night of June 22 as part of their group stage match two, which ended with 1-1 draw.

But the world champions broke the deadlock when Draxler exchanged passes with Demirbay, who blasted past Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa from distance on 48 minutes.

Looking beyond the current competition, he is surely aware that Chile have taken the lead in all four of the games they've played in this European adventure - a pair of warm-up friendlies against Russian Federation and Romania as well as the matches against Cameroon and Germany - but can only look back at one victory.

"This is the life of a front player", said Cameroon coach Hugo Broos, whose team is in Russian Federation because Aboubakar scored an 88th-minute goal against Egypt to clinch the African title in February. Despite one of their best performances in recent years, the required two goal win was elusive.

Chile and Germany are now in the first two places of their Group B having four points each ahead of Australia and Cameroon (one point each).

Despite the fact that Germany came to the Confederations Cup second composition, it does not prevent the Germans demonstrate in this tournament nice football.

"Sometimes you score the goals with your eyes closed and sometimes you miss chances that you can't miss".

"We lacked a little bit of composure in the final third to get some meaningful chances".

Aboubakar declined to answer questions when walking through the stadium's post-match media zone.

"They all did well, with so little experience, so few worldwide matches".

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Earlier, Australia's captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty as the Socceroos fought back to draw with Cameroon to leave both teams facing an early exit.

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Aboubakar later got into excellent positions beyond the Australia defense, but fired too high with a right-foot shot and then a glancing header.

"It's the kind of team you want to play against because in some form or respect we want to emulate of their feats".

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa had given 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.

"We knew they would come at us with a lot of pressure and power", said goal-scorer Stindl. Germans enough not to lose the team Hugo Broos, to reach the semifinals of the tournament.

A month ago, Alex Gersbach was on holidays.

"The result reflects the high level on the pitch".

Although Australia has Ange Postecoglou to thank for some critical adjustments to its overall game, Chile will easily capitalize on the kind of errors the Socceroos have been prone to make time and again.

112 - the number of matches that the 28-year-old has now played for his country, putting him level with Claudio Bravo - six years his senior - as La Roja's most-capped player in history.

Confederations Cup 2017: Germany hold Chile to 1-1 draw