Germany vs Chile
League: FIFA Confederations Cup Group stage
Date: Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Time: Kick off at 19:00
Venue: Kazan Arena, Kazan
Germany earned a 3-2 win over Australia in their opening group game and can secure a place in the next round of the Confederations Cup with victory here. Germany are unbeaten in their last 11 outings, which doesn’t bode well for Chile.
This could be a close run affair in Kazan, which Germany could edge once more.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen will come into the side at the expense of Bernd Leno, who underwhelmed against Australia.
Jogi Loew has said that he will make changes to his XI, with Timo Werner and Emre Can hoping to start against Chile.
On the other hand, the rear-runners around Antonio Rüdiger and Shkodran Mustafi, who showed very little resistance against both sides, are more concerned. For a Alexis Sanchez, the DFB elite must be defensively much more alert, otherwise it will not remain with two opponents in the tournament.
Bottom line, however, the team managed to underline their favorite status and (in contrast to some other team) occasionally playful accents. Building on these approaches, the Chileans are likely to get their problems.
Bernd Leno is likely to center the ball towards the area. Apart from this, only Rüdiger, Mustafi, Kimmich, Draxler, Gortzka and Stindl seem to be seated. It is quite possible that bankers like Emre Can, Timo Werner or Kerem Demirbay come on Thursday to starter fines.
The Chileans started the Confed Cup without any fame on Saturday and were able to compete against harmless Cameroonians thanks to a field-superior game and a solid chances of winning. Since the part hardly produced power, the newly installed video referee provided for the greatest exciters. The latter had to cancel the alleged leader of Chile, because of a minimal absenteeism, which would not have been visible to the naked eye. There was also little lamentation on the part of the Chileans.
So it took him deep into the second half before Arturo Vidal redeemed his colors. The Bayern-pro converted a flank of the changed Sanchez ice coldly and rewarded thereby the offensive efforts of his troop. Shortly before the whistle came the formerly lucky Ex-Hoffenheimer Vargas to his goal and closed the sack. The bottom line is a lackluster, but highly-deserved 2-0 win, thanks to which the South Americans put themselves at the top of group B.
In this respect the team would also help a draw against Germany. It may, however, be doubted whether the passionate Chileans will shy away from the competition with the DFB elite. There is an open duel.
Chili Coach Pizzi surprised with the decision to leave Alexis Sanchez on the bench against Cameroon. Its immense value for the team is nevertheless undisputed, which proved not least its goal preparation for the leaders. The arsenal star is expected to start against Germany.
Claudio Bravo is back in training after missing the 2-0 win over Cameroon, but may not be risked, with Johnny Herrera possibly keeping his place between the sticks.
Alexis Sanchez, though, is back to full fitness and should come into the XI on the left flank.
Other than that, the South American side are likely to be unchanged.
Germany: Trapp – Mustafi, Hector, Rüdiger, Kimmich – Draxler, Can, Goretzka, Stindl, Brandt – Werner
Chile: Herrera – Isla, Beausejour, Medel – Jara, Fuenzalida, Vidal, Aranguiz, Diaz – Vargas, Sanchez
Germany vs Chile Head to Head [H2H]:
05.03.14 FI Germany Chile 1 : 0
20.06.82 WC Germany Chile 4 : 1
14.06.74 WC Germany Chile 1 : 0
06.06.62 WC Germany Chile 2 : 0
The South American side have lost just one of their last five and will come into this tie with confidence high following a 2-0 win over Cameroon. The last time Chile faced Germany, the European giants secured a 1-0 win.
Both Teams to Score.