Alexis Sanchez and his teammates have the chance to win their first Confederations Cup title when Chile take on Germany on Siunday.The South Americans booked their place in the final by beating Portugal on penalties thanks to Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo’ s heroics.Chile take on Germany for the second time in the tournament after a 1-1 draw in the group stage.Germany thrashed Mexico 4-1 on Thursday and are also bidding to win the competition for the first time.The final will take place in St Petersburg a few hours after the third-place play-off between Portugal and Mexico.Here’s all you need to know about the Confederations Cup final…
CHILE VS GERMANY LIVE STREAM
Date : July 2
Time : 19:00 GMT
It’s a painful exit for Portugal, but on the balance of play, it’s the right result. On paper, Chile should get nowhere near Portugal, but just as at the Copa America, Chile find a way. They should have won it in 120 minutes, but Claudio Bravo’s heroics in the shoot-out help them progress to the final, which will be against one of Germany and Mexico.
118 min: Chile hit the woodwork two times in as many seconds! Silva lays a nice ball back for Vidal who hits it first time. It’s a controlled slice drifting away from Rui Patricio, the ball hits the inside of the post, comes back to Rodriguez, who has the goal at his mercy but can only stick a foot out and loop the rebound back onto the underside of the crossbar! Fonte clears. That was an awkward bouncing ball for the Chile substitute, but an open goal. Vidal looks to the heavens, arms outstretched. Portugal are very lucky to still be level.
Bravo is hoisted into the air by his Chile team-mates but they can’t seem to bounce him in the air, they are just too tired, so they resort to a good old-fashioned bundle.
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