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Alexis Sanchez sets Chile goals record in draw with Germany

The second half ebbed and flowed and Germany were much improved, although neither team forged clear-cut chances and both seemed content to play out a draw.

Chile boss Juan Antonio Pizzi started with an experienced side, including nine of the team which beat Argentina on penalties in the 2016 Copa America final.

"As a leader, you first of all have to put in a good performance", said the self-confident 22-year-old, who won his sixth cap against Australia.

It will be no surprise if the pair meet again in the Confederations Cup final in St. Petersburg on July 2.

The midfielder of Turkish origin did however, get the nod against Chile. "Chile perhaps have a player or two amongst their ranks who have a lot of experience playing in tournaments, however, I see us well equipped to deal with them", German Football Association website quoted Stindl as saying. "Our mentality is one of our biggest achievements of this team".

Sanchez wrote his name into the history books with help from Arsenal team-mate Shkodran Mustafi, who blundered when his awful pass out of defence was deflected by Arturo Vidal into the path of Sanchez. For the eighth match-in-a-row and with first-choice Manuel Neuer recovering from foot surgery, Loew will change his goalkeeper with Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen replacing Bernd Leno.

Likewise, Arsenal team-mates Shkodran Mustafi and Sanchez could line up against each other.

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Germany and Chile both won their opening matches in the Confederations Cup.

Germany has won all three competitive games it played against Chile, all of them in World Cups.

The most recent was in 2014 when Mario Goetze's goal sealed a 1-0 friendly win in Stuttgart.

It was the second 1-1 draw of the day in Group B as Cameroon and Australia also finished level. "Sometimes we are better than our rivals and win, sometimes we lose". Firstly, Eduardo Vargas, set up by Arturo Vidal, had his goal disallowed for offside by the VAR to the fury of the scorer as he had already begun his celebrations by the time the call was made.

After a quiet opening match, Christian Bassogog - the player of the tournament at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations - will be keen to shine on the right wing.

That early strike from @Alexis_Sanchez was goal no.in #ConfedCup history!

Likewise, talented midfielder Aaron Mooy will be expected to help maintain possession in the middle, an area where Australia struggled against Germany.

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