Germany and Chile Secured Tickets to Confederations Cup Semifinals
Another predictable outcome arrived from Confederations Cup as two favorites from Groub B, Germany and Chile made their way into the competition’s semifinals.
World Cup winners, Der Panzer comfortably defeated African champions, Cameroon 3-1, while the South American representative drew 1-1 against Australia.
Joachim Low’s men were determined in grabbing another three points and put themselves top of their group to avoid potential battle against Portugal
That determination to win can be seen since kick off as they put on an aggressive display since early minutes.
However, Cameroon are no slouch either, especially since they were still within a slim shot in getting through the knock out stages.
Both teams’ strong willingness to win, triggered a tight first 45 minutes which saw both teams failing to score any goals.
That goalless first period immediately washed out by Germany as they broke the dead lock on 48 minutes through Kerem Demirbay’s effort.
Low’s boys doubling their advantage on 66 minutes with a goal from their young striker, Timo Werner.
Controversy rises for a while as the African side saw themselves playing with 10 men with Ernest Mabouka received his marching order.
Nevertheless, Cameroon didn’t give up easily as they kept on venturing forward and did pull one back from Vincent Aboubakar’s strike.
Unfortunately, soon afterwards the World Champion secured their with another goal from Werner.
Meanwhile, Chile found themselves in a bit trouble a they were trailing in the first 45 minutes when James Troisi opened the scoring for Aussie, few minutes before half time break.
The South American side kept on pouring forward though in the second half and their efforts were rewarded on 67 minutes with an equalizing goal scored by Martin Rodriguez.