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FT: Chile 1-1 Germany. Sanchez's record-breaking goal isn't enough to seal a last-four place for La Roja as Stindl levels to keep the Germans level on four points at the top of Group B. Both sides remain red-hot favourites to reach the semi finals with Cameroon and Australia both on one point.
Can with a sight of goal, but it's never going to trouble Herrera.
Three minutes added.
- OffCharles AránguizChile
- OnFrancisco SilvaChile
CHILE CHANGE: Aranguiz off, Silva on.
It's looking like honours even then....
Diaz takes but doesn't get it beyond the first man. Poor delivery.
Free kick to Chile 45 yards out. Chance to test that Germany rearguard once again.
Isla plays it to Sanchez and then continues his run into the box. It's eye of the needle stuff from Sanchez but he overcooks the return pass slightly and Germany survive.
If it stays like this, Chile and Germany will be first and second on four points. If they avoid defeat on Sunday in their respective matches they will definitely go through.
Martin Rodriguez looking to make an impact from the bench, but he runs out of pitch next to the left byline.
- OffEduardo VargasChile
- OnMartín RodríguezChile
CHILE CHANGE: Rodriguez on for Vargas.
Draxler crosses towards Ginter - and it's well over the top.
Germany with a free kick 35 yards out. Draxler eyeing it...
- Yellow cardJean BeausejourChile
Beausejour booked for pulling back Kimmich.
Beausejour looks for fellow full back Jara on the far right of the Germany box, but it's well cut out. Both sides still hoping to sneak a winner here despite some obvious signs of tiredness.
Goretzka with a low drive that Jara manages to block.
Germany enjoying a good spell here. Chile look to have run out of steam a bit.
Stindl takes a pass on the right of the box and wastes little time drilling in a low shot that Herrera saves.
- OffGary MedelChile
- OnPaulo DíazChile
CHILE CHANGE: The injured Medel is replaced by Paulo Diaz.
Medel down receiving treatment. Looks like he may have done some damage to his hamstring.
Chile were by far the better side in the first 45, but it's much more even in this period.
Ginter with a speculative shot that is flying wide before taking a fortunate deflection. The corner is headed away by Vidal.
Kimmich feeds it into Can with his back to goal. He shows good strength but in the end two Chile defenders do enough to nick it away.
A draw wouldn't be a bad result for both sides.
- Yellow cardAlexis SánchezChile
Sanchez booked for kicking the ball away. He's fuming.
Vargas finds space for a shot... but it's wide.
All hands to the pump for Germany again, but they survive as Isla can't get a shot away as the man over on the right of the box. It all came from Mustafi's poor pass... again.
Isla heads a probing ball back across goal, but Mustafi dives to nod it away. The resulting corner is met by Vidal but he gets underneath it and it flies harmlessly over the bar.
- Yellow cardSebastian RudyGermany
YELLOW CARD: Rudy cautioned for halting Sanchez in full flow.
Aranguiz bursts to the right byline and hangs a cross to the back stick for Vidal who can only guide his header over the top.
Vargas looking to wreak havoc on the right, but he runs into the wall that is Emre Can.
Chile still looking to press but Germany have a greater foothold now.
Chile look to move it up a gear, but Isla's cross-shot from the right flank flies harmlessly over the bar.
Still a nice flow to this game but there's been a drop in pace in this second half.
A raking ball down the left fins Beausejour, but his cross from the byline is too close to ter Stegen.
A lovely counter from Chile. Vidal plays a probing ball towards Vargas on the right of the area, but Sule gets a vital toe to it and ter Stegen is able to avert the danger.
Sanchez steps up but curves it over the wall and onto the top of the net. Not far off, but no cigar.
Free kick to Chile 25 yards out after Hernandez went down a bit too easily. Danger for Die Mannschaft. Sanchez over it.
Liverpool fans will have been impressed with how Can improved as that first period wore on, playing a key role in the equaliser.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Germany restart the contest.
HT: Chile 1-1 Germany. Stindl's strike four minutes from the interval gives the Germans a flattering HT scoreline after Chile had bossed it and deservedly led through Sanchez's record-breaking opener.
SAVE! Sanchez jinks in from the left and rifles in a low drive that ter Stegen manages to keep out by his near post.
Draxler charges menacingly down the left but is stopped in his tracks by a super challenge from Isla. One minute added.
VIDEO: Stindl levels.
That was Stindl's second goal of the tournament from what is pretty much Germany's only decent chance.
- GoalLars StindlGermany
GOAL! Germany are level! Can plays it in-behind for Hector whose first-time low cross from the left is crashed into the net from close-range by Stindl. Chile pay the price for not making their dominance count.
Sanchez's deep left-wing corner causes a few concerns in the Germany defence, but Vidal jumps into his marker at the back post and concedes an unnecessary free kick.
Germany beginning to pose a few questions of the Chile defence, but it's also leaving gaps at the back for Sanchez and co to exploit.
Sanchez with a cute cross from the left looking for the late run of Aranguiz, but he's well tracked and Die Mannschaft clear.
Can chests a headed clearance down and flashes a 25 yarder well off target.
It's delivered towards Mustafi at the far post, but Chile do enough to deny him and mop up the second ball.
Free kick to Germany 45 yards out.
PHOTO: Sanchez celebrates his early strike.
Chile have been the better side in all departments so far.
Still, while it's only 1-0....
Joachim Low is hoping for his 100th win as Die Mannschaft boss, apparently. Not looking likely tonight on the evidence so far.
Aranguiz's corner is only half cleared. Beausejour picks it up on the left once more but his dangerous ball is hacked to safety. One-way traffic at this point.
More slick football from Chile. Sanchez feeds Jean Beausejour on the left but his cross is smartly headed to safety. La Roja come again and Isla's shot is deflected for a corner.
Germany struggling to make any significant inroads towards that Chile goal.
As it stands, Chile will book their place in the last four.
VIDEO: Vargas hits the bar.
PHOTO: Sanchez grabs the opener - and a record.
- Yellow cardLars StindlGermany
Stindl booked for a late challenge by the touchline. It's been a tough opening to this match for Die Mannschaft.
OFF THE WOODWORK! Vargas moves the ball into space and rifles a stunning effort from 25 yards that crashes back off the bar.
ter Stegen plays an awkward ball towards Hector who has to just flick it out for a throw. Germany haven't settled at the back.
Obligatory early action photo.
An 'I was there' moment for the Chile fans who witnessed Sanchez break Salas' all-time scoring record for La Roja.
Stindl has a pop from 20 yards but Herrera is alert to it and gets down to his right to smother.
Germany all over the place when Chile come forward. Mustafi has been woeful in possession and gifts La Roja another opening. This time Diaz's volley from 25 yards is easy for ter Stegen.
Expecting goals? It's been lively so far ... STAT VIA FIFA: 39 goals have been scored in Germany’s nine previous matches at the FIFA Confederations Cup, an average of 4.3 per game. The four-time world champions have netted 20 goals but have also conceded 19.
HEAD-TO HEAD: Germany have won all three competitive games between the sides. Die Mannschaft triumphed 2-0 at the 1962 World Cup, 1-0 at the 1974 tournament and 4-1 in 1982. Low's side also snared via 1-0 victory in a friendly three years ago. Mario Gotze was on target.
Superb football from Germany ends with Stindl miscuing from eight yards out. It wouldn't have counted, he was offside.
VIDEO: Sanchez the record breaker.
This time Chile make an error at the back, but Draxler can't make anything of it.
Chile did want some action to be taken on Mustafi for going right through Vidal as he played Sanchez in for the goal. The referee decided the goal was punishment enough.
That was a landmark goal for the Alexis.
- GoalAlexis SánchezChile
GOAL! Sanchez plays a one-two with Vidal and coolly fires home at the near post after a huge error at the back by Mustafi.
Chile with a lot of the ball in the early exchanges. Germany trying to stay organised and break when they can.
There's been lots of banter between club-mates ahead of this one.
Much being made of the fact Chile have a side with a much larger collection of caps than Germany. Will that experience be key?
Tonight's referee is Alireza Faghani from Iran.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Chile get this tasty Group B encounter up and running.
Chile midfielder Marcelo Diaz told FIFA.com about the flexibility of La Roja: “We’re so used to making that tactical switch that it just comes naturally now, which is crucial." He added: “Those of us who have a tactical job to do need to be very watchful so that we can solve the problems that crop up during a game. It all helps our team-mates to get forward into goalscoring positions.”
Germany coach, Joachim Low: "Chile are unbelievably flexible, more so than perhaps any other team. They're very unpredictable. Their play is variable, but the way they play is well thought-out. It's not arbitrary, they constantly change positions."
BAYERN BUDDIES and ARSENAL AMIGOS: Arturo Vidal will go head-to-head with clubmate, Joshua Kimmich this evening. Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez will also line up against each other.
Earlier, Australia came from behind to draw 1-1 with Cameroon. GROUP B AS IT STANDS: Chile 3pts... 2) Germany 3pts... 3) Australia 1 pt... 4) Cameroon 1 pt.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - GERMANY: ter Stegen, Mustafi, Hector, Ginter, Draxler, Goretzka, Stindl, Can, Süle, Kimmich, Rudy. /// CHILE: Herrera, Isla, Medel, Beausejour, Jara, Diaz, Aranguiz, Hernandez, Vidal, Vargas, Sanchez.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Confederations Cup, Group B clash between Chile and Germany at the Kazan Arena. Both sides triumphed in their opening match and they come into this mouthwatering contest knowing the winner will book a spot in the semi finals. Kick off 19.00 BST.