By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Germany and Chile secured four points apiece in the second Group B game on Thursday evening in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup after they ended their game 1-1 at the Kazan Arena, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Both sides got off to winning starts on Matchday-One with wins over Cameroon and Australia respectively.
German coach Jaochim Low sought his 100th goal as the national team boss of die Mannschaft having claimed 99 wins in charge of the world champions while Chile had never defeated Germany in a competitive game.
Alexis Sanchez put the Chileans ahead sixth minutes into the game profiting from an Arturo Vidal lay off. The Arsenal star had to wait a few seconds, for Video Assistants Ref (VAR) confirmation, to be sure the goal was given before his teammates joined him in celebration.
Thirteen minutes after the goal, Chile's Eduardo Vargas latched on to a pass on the edge of the box, and unleashed a brilliant shot towards the goal, but it crashed against the crossbar.
Germany's captain of the tournament Julian Draxler also tried his luck from range but did not get the goal he was looking for as the all flew out of danger.
Germany however equalised four minutes before half time when Lars Stindl found himself some space inside the box to get on the end of a pass from Jonas Hector from the left side of their attack, then sent the ball low into the middle of the net.
Sanchez was close to making it 2-1 for Chile in the 48th minute but his freekick did not yield the desired result as the ball went inches over the crossbar.
Germany were more assertive in the second half than they were in the first. The game which started on a promising note ended without any side able to clinch a winner.