June 22nd saw another Group B match. This time between Germany vs Chile.
The favorite for this match was Germany. The reason being, Germany according to Fifa’s rankings is the 3rd best national team in the world. Chile is at the spot of 4th, so this match was very even. This match was the battle between the top two teams in the tournament. The result would likely show who truly was the tournament favorite.
The action started very early in this match. After only 6 minutes, Alexis Sánchez–one of Chile’s midfielders–had put Chile on the board. Chile had the 1-0 lead. By the 20th minute we saw the game’s first yellow card go to a midfielder for Germany, Lars Stindl. Stindl was the cause of the next key event as well–occured in the 41st minute–. Though this time it wasn’t because he got booked, rather because of the equalizer he scored for Germany. The score was now 1-1. While there were other events that took place in between these goals, and even after going into halftime these were the highlights.
They now had 45 minutes in order to take the lead, and the game. 2nd half action started to heat up by the 60th minute when Germany’s Sebastian Rudy received a yellow card. Four minutes later, Alexis Sánchez–a player for Chile–followed suit by getting a yellow card of his own–. The 71st minute saw Chile make the game’s first substitution. They subbed out Gary Medel for Paulo Díaz. The 79th minute then saw the game’s final yellow card go to Chile’s Jean Beauséjour. After 3 minutes Chile then subbed in Martín Rodríguez in the place of Eduardo Vargas. The game’s final substitution was made during the 90th minute by Chile. They subbed out Charles Aránguiz for Francisco Silva. The 90th minute came, and the match was over.
As these two teams were the favorites to make it out of the group, this game was pretty big. A loss for either side could of allowed an underdog to advance through the group stage in the loser’s place. Though, with the draw both teams were still on track. Group B looked as if it would still go to Germany, and Chile. Though, nothing was certain.
The Confederations Cup still has plenty of matches to look forward to. We will be covering all the other matches, so if you are interested in what happens for each match but can’t watch them live, then we have got you covered. Big matches will be covered live with play-by-play–our play-by-play focuses on key moments, though a lot is covered–.
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