Confederations Cup Final: Germany vs Chile Recap

July 2nd was the date of the 2017 Confederations Cup Final. The Match-up was between Germany and 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 still expected to be quite even. Now their previous match in the group stage resulted in a draw, so this match was sure to be a good one. It was fitting that the top two teams in the Cup would meet in the finals.

The starting whistle signaled that the final was on. The only highlight of the first half was a 20th minute goal for Germany scored by Lars Stindl. Germany now led 1-0. This concluded all the highlights of the first half.

If nothing changed then in 45 minutes Germany would be win the competition. Eight minutes into the game Chile substituted  Leonardo Valencia in for Marcelo Díaz. The 59th minute saw Germany’s Joshua Kimmich and Chile’s Arturo Vidal receive yellow cards. The 65th minute saw Chilean Gonzalo Jara receive a yellow card. Ten minutes later another Chilean, Eduardo Vargas, received a yellow card. During the 79th minute Germany subbed out Timo Werner for Emre Can. Two minutes later Chile made two substitutions, Charles Aránguiz subbed out for Ángelo Sagal and Eduardo Vargas subbed out for Edson Puch. The 90th minute saw yellow cards go to Emre Can–of Germany–, and Claudio Bravo–of Chile–. In added time Germany subbed in Niklas Süle for Leon Goretzka. While in added time Germany’s Sebastian Rudy was given a yellow card. This concluded the highlights of the match.

After a close match between the two, Germany came out on top. As such, the 2017 Confederations Cup Champion is Germany.

This match concludes the 2017 Confederations Cup.

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