World champions Germany won their maiden Confederations Cup title after defeating Copa America winners Chile 1-0 in Sunday’s final in St Petersburg.
A mistake by Marcelo Diaz in the first half, allowed Lars Stindl to score and give Germany a lead in the 20th minute. That was the only goal of the match as neither Germany nor Chile could found the back of the net in the second half.
Chile’s frustrations were clear in the second half when Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal squared up to Bayern Munich teammate Joshua Kimmich, who was also shoved by Gary Medel. Later, Vidal and Angelo Sagal fired over the bar in the closing stages.
Also, video assistant referee (VAR) was needed during the game when Germany’s Timo Werner was elbowed by Gonzalo Vara, however, Vara was lucky as he escaped with a yellow card. Also Check: Confederations Cup 2017: Portugal Beat Mexico 2-1 in Third Place Playoff
This is the first time Germany, the reigning world champions, have won the Confederations Cup title in the eighth edition of the World Cup warm-up tournament.
Earlier, Portugal came back from behind to defeat Mexico in the third-place play-off in Moscow. Pepe stabbed home a stoppage-time equaliser, while Adrien Silva scored an extra-time penalty to lead Portugal to victory.