Sanchez breaks Chile goal record vs. Germany

“It makes me very happy to have become the team’s greatest scorer”, Sanchez said.Pic: Getty ImagesAlexis Sanchez broke Chile’s scoring record against Germany, but Lars Stindl ensured Group B’s fate will be decided on the final matchday.Russian Federation is the host country of the tournam-ent whose participating teams are the winn-ers of continental competitions and is seen as a rehearsal for the 2018 World Cup.Germany was sorely tested here by Chile but managed to eke out a 1-1 draw and keep pace with the South American side in Group B of the 2017 Confederations Cup. “I think that the final result reflects the top performances that both teams displayed”.”I saw a very intense match, marked by very strategical play”, Joachim Loew said after missing out on his 100th victory as Germany coach.In the starting game of the Confederations Cup, the Germans defeated the team of Australia 3: 2, strongly playing in the first half, and in the second half of the match playing not so actively. “Yes, it’s very easy to say you haven’t got players who score (but) you have to find them”.”But we recovered immediately and our goal was excellent, it was a model goal scored from a couple of passes”.History stands on Germany’s side who have a flawless winning record against Chile.Sanchez became Chile’s all-time record scorer early on, passing Marcelo Salas with his 38th global goal after a mistake from Arsenal team-mate Shkodran Mustafi. In the last three competitive meetings between the two teams, Germany have won all three and they also won a friendly against Chile in 2014. Arturo Vidal picked up the ball and quickly sent it back to Sanchez. The ball fell to Sanchez who played a neat one-two with Vidal before sliding the ball past ter Stegen in the German goal.Vargas, who has 34 goals for Chile, nearly added to the lead in the first half with a powerful shot that struck the crossbar.Alexis almost seized the lead back for Chile before halftime with a low, deflected blast from long range, but Marc-Andre ter Stegen got down and to his right, swatting away the attempt before it could sneak into the lower left-hand corner.Despite falling behind, inexperienced Germany fought back as Lars Stindl netted his second goal of the tournament to equalise for the world champions just before the break.Chile now take on Australia on Sunday while Germany play Cameroon.