Chile reach Confederations Cup semis

Solenn Plantier
Juin 26, 2017

In the first round, South Americans defeated Cameroon 2-0, in the second on equal footing against the World Champions the Germans played a 1: 1 draw.

But the video assistant referee system was again thrust into the spotlight when Cameroon defender Ernest Mabouka was sent off just past the hour for a unsafe tackle on Liverpool's Emre Can.

Cameroon had Ernest Mabouka sent off on 64 minutes for a risky tackle on Liverpool's Emre Can after referee Wilmar Roldan had initially dismissed Sebastien Siani before the video assistant referee rectified his error.

And Werner doubled Germany's advantage soon after as he showed great improvisation to head home a sublime cross from Joshua Kimmich.

Alexis Sanchez, 28, surpassed former La Roja star Marcelo Salas with his 38th global goal in Thursday's 1-1 draw with world champions Germany in Russian Federation to become his country's top goalscorer and is showing Arsenal just what they might lose out on as he stalls on a new contract.

Germany eased into the Confederations Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Cameroon on Sunday as the VAR system was again thrust into the spotlight when the on-field official needed two reviews of an incident to reach the right verdict.

Germany needs a point to progress while the African champions must win by two clear goals to stay in the tournament.

"Yes, of course, I am very happy".

The 23-year-old made his second consecutive start for Joachim Low's side in Sochi on Sunday, lining up alongside Sebastian Rudy in the middle of the park.

Werner stooped to send a diving header past Ondoa from Kimmich's bouncing centre but the world champions were pegged back after Ngamaleu's cross was headed through the hands of Germany goalkeeper Ter Stegen by Aboubakar with 12 minutes to play.

James Troisi gave Australia a shock lead shortly before half-time, but half-time substitute Martin Rodriguez grabbed the equaliser after 67 minutes.

While Chile who finished second with five points will take on Portugal on Wednesday.

"We are one of the best teams in Africa but there is still a difference between us and modern football", Broos said.

"He is strong already, we get the benefit of that".

Postecoglou praised veteran forward Tim Cahill as Australia's captain made his 100th worldwide appearance.

Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, playing for the first time in two months due to a calf injury, showed no signs of rust, showing quick reactions to block Massimo Luongo's 36th-minute effort at the near post.

Brighton keeper Ryan kept out Sanchez, before Chile drew level in scrappy fashion with 23 minutes remaining.

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