Germany Beats Chile for Confederations Cup Win

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A dreadful defensive error from Chile’s Marcelo Diaz handed Germany a second international tournament win of the weekend, DW reports. Gladbach’s Lars Stindl was the man to profit, as Germany’s ruthlessness decided the game.

A first-half Lars Stindl effort that came completely against the run of play was enough to secure Germany a second tournament win of the weekend. After the European Championship success of their under 21 side, the senior team recovered from a shaky start to see off South American champions Chile, who will rue the major errors at both ends of the pitch that cost them the match.

Chile took the initiative from the off, often probing down the left in an attempt to isolate Joshua Kimmich against Alexis Sanchez. But it was through the center that they almost found the breakthrough after five minutes. Charles Aranguiz gathered the ball following some excellent interplay but was denied a shot at goal by an excellent lunging tackle from Antonio Rüdiger, before Marc-Andre ter Stegen blocked Arturo Vidal’s follow up.