Coach Loew happy with Germany

Todd Singleton
June 25, 2017

This duel in Kazan pits the winners of the opening two Group B matches against each other. The Schalke youngster was involved in the build-up to the opener, won the penalty for Julian Draxler to score the the second and then scored the third himself - his first for Germany.

"But we recovered immediately and our goal was excellent, it was a model goal scored from a couple of passes".

Like Goretzka, Stindl scored his first senior worldwide goal against Australia. The players who made the journey are eager to prove themselves ahead of next year's World Cup.

Germany were coming under sustained pressure but they drew level in the 41st minute with a wonderfully worked goal finished by Stindl.

Suffering from an ankle sprain, Sanchez did not start the first game of the pre-World Cup tournament, playing only a few minutes in the win over Cameroon.

"I saw a very intense match that was really marked by very strategic play".

Chile, trying to win its first major global tournament after winning consecutive Copa Americas, was in control for most of the match in front of 38,222 fans at Kazan Arena, holding on to possession and creating chances with Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas up front.

"I'm very proud of the intensity we played with", said Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi.

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With ten minutes remaining in the game Chile's Beausejour gripped and pulled back German defender Joshua Kimmich and earned another yellow card for his team.

It could have been 2-0 when Eduardo Vargas rattled the crossbar on 20 minutes with Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen beaten.

"But again we'll need to be on our highest level if we are to beat them, and we have to beat them to keep up our chances to go further than the first round". When you see how fast they play, what pace they have in their players in attack, this mixture is not seen often.

Forward Lars Stindl feels Germany's young team are well equipped to deal with the experienced threat of Copa America champions Chile when they go head to head for the Confederations Cup Group B clash in Kazan.

However, with a point apiece all but guaranteeing qualification for the two teams after Cameroon's draw with Australia, neither went insane in trying to find a victor.

Loew said that goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will return to the starting lineup after Bernd Leno played against Australia. Chile will most likely control possession.

"Our game against Chile is another massive one for us", said Australia captain Mark Milligan.

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