Germany vs Chile Live

Germany vs Chile LiveGermany vs Chile Live Germany and Chile both won their opening matches in the Confederations Cup. The two teams meet in Kazan with the winner advancing to the semifinal of the tournament. Chile defeated Cameroon 2-0 in their first game, while Germany settled for a 3-2 win against Australia.

Germany vs Chile Live

Lars Stindl opened the scoring in the fourth minute but Germany appeared to take their foot off of the gas. The German defense allowed Tomas Rogic to tie the game after he was allowed to run free for several yards. Just before halftime, German captain Julian Draxler tied the game from the penalty spot. Minutes after halftime, Leon Goretzka scored to give German a 3-1 lead.

Chile were lucky not to go down 1-0 in the first half after Cameroon had a potential opening goal disallowed. Alexis Sanchez came into the game with just over 30 minutes to play and predictably the Chilean attack became more potent. Arturo Vidal scored a late goal for Chile, while Eduardo Vargas continued his incredible international form. Despite struggling to score with his European clubs, Vargas has scored 34 times for Chile in 76 games.

Expect both managers to make changes in their second game. Alexis Sanchez will likely play the entire 90 minutes. Germany will likely start Timo Werner in place of Sandro Wagner. Germany might also make changes in the midfield and start Emre Can and move Joshua Kimmich further forward.

Germany and Chile from Group B of Confederations Cup 2017 will face off later today in the Kazan Arena in Kazan. Both teams won their opening game with Germany defeating Australia 3-2 while Chile defeated Cameroon 2-0.

Both teams will be determined to continue their winning ways when they come up against each other today as a win in this match will also secure a place in the knockout stage. Germany and Chile are the favourites to progress to the knockout stage from Group B and even if one of them lose today they can still make it to the next round as long as they win their final group stage match.

Both teams have enjoyed considerable success in recent years. Germany are world champions after lifting the trophy in Brazil 3 years ago, while Chile won back-to-back Copa America titles in 2015 and 2016. On both occasions, they defeated giants Argentina to become South America’s best. There are also contrasts between them, however. Germany coach Joachim Löw opted to bring an inexperienced squad to Russia; Chile’s boss Juan Antonio Pizzi’s group contains experienced campaigners Eduardo Vargas, Gary Medel and superstar duo Alexis Sánchez and Arturo Vidal.

It’s likely to become a straight fight between Germany and Chile to top Group B in the 2017 Confederations Cup. Who will prevail when the tournament’s youngest and oldest squads meet at the Kazan Arena?

Teams

Germany

Probable starting XI (3-5-2): ter Stegen; Kimmich, Mustafi, Rüdiger; Brandt, Can, Draxler, Goretzka, Hector; Stindl, Werner

Chile

Probable starting XI (4-3-3): Herrera; Isla, Medel, Jara, Beausejour; Aránguiz, Díaz, Vidal; Fuenzalida, Vargas, Alexis Sánchez

Key Men

Liverpool’s box-to-box midfielder Emre Can is likely to be restored to Germany’s lineup tonight and they’ll benefit from an injection of his tireless work ethic and underrated technical ability. At 23, the ex Bayern Munich man is already relatively experienced at club level. Now’s the time for him to take a step up on the international stage ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sánchez is currently mulling over offers from elite clubs around the world, but it would be no surprise if the dynamic attacker put that to one side in a bid to secure more success for Chile. Germany’s inexperienced backline will struggle to contain his darting runs and unpredictability, assuming he’s fully fit.

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