Opposition Watch : Die Mannschaft Sends Lions Back to Cage

Super Eagles world cup challenger the Indomitable lions of Cameroon crash out of Fifa confederations cup after suffering their second defeat of the tournament.
 
Germany defeated Cameroon 3-1 to finish top of Group B at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi in front of over 30,000 fans.
After a goalless first half, highlighted by a superb save from Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Die Mannschaft eventually found the breakthrough thanks to Kerem Demirbay, who scored his first goal for Germany with a thunderbolt finish 25 yards from goal after captain Julian Draxler played him through with a neat flick.
Cameroon were reduced to ten men in the 64th minute when, after a video assistant referee review, Ernest Mabouka was sent off for a late challenge on Emre Can. Werner then gave Germany a two-goal cushion with a diving header, his first goal at senior international level, from Joshua Kimmich's cross on the right wing. Vincent Aboubakar found the net with a glancing header with ten minutes remaining, but Werner restored Germany's two-goal lead, ensuring their first-place position in the group and becoming the first German to score two goals in a single Confederations Cup match with his close-range, accurate finish.

Meanwhile,Chile reached the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 semi-finals after coming from behind to draw 1-1 against Australia in another group B match. James Troisi had Robbie Kruse partly to thank for the opener.The No10 stole possession from the Chileans around the halfway line before persevering with the ball. His cross-shot found its way to Troisi, who lofted the ball delightfully over Claudio Bravo. Trent Sainsbury then had a huge chance to increase the lead to 2-0, a margin of victory that would have seen Ange Postecoglou's side through, but the central defender blazed over after being teed up by Tim Cahill.

After the break, Australia remained in the ascendancy, but were punished for not converting their chances. Substitute Martin Rodriguez finished from close range to level matters. The point sealed second place in Group B for Chile, who will face Group A winners Portugal in their semi-final in Kazan on Wednesday 28 June while Germany will wait in Sochi for their semi-final against Mexico on 29 June.

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