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Alexis Sanchez refused to be drawn on his Arsenal future after becoming Chile's all-time top scorer in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Germany at the Confederations Cup.

Emre Can went close with an acrobatic effort, firing a half-volley just wide before being heavily involved in the equalising goal.

Low's men also got the upper hand in a friendly between the two teams in 2014, winning 1-0 thanks to a goal from Mario Gotze. goals have been scored in Germany's nine previous matches at the FIFA Confederations Cup, an average of 4.3 per game.

"It was a very tactical, intense game and it was very, very demanding in that sense", said Germany coach Joachim Loew, who has taken a young squad to the tournament.

"I'm very proud of the intensity we played with", said Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi.

Sanchez netted his 38th goal for Chile after a smart pass by Arturo Vidal in the sixth minute.

Mustafi's Gunners teammate made the most of the blunder by playing a smart one-two with Vidal before bearing forward and firing a left-footed shot beyond goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Mustafi was perhaps fortunate to remain on the pitch in the aftermath of the goal as he went straight through the back of Vidal following the ball back to Sanchez, the referee ignoring it as he gave the goal.

La Roja almost doubled their lead in the 20th minute through Eduardo Vargas, but the striker's effort from the edge of the box rattled the crossbar with Ter Stegen well beaten.

Despite the early scare, Germany regained their composure and pushed forward.

Lars Stindl opened the scoring in the fourth minute but Germany appeared to take their foot off of the gas.

It was Stindl s second goal in Russian Federation, after he opened the scoring against Australia, to make it 1-1 at the break.

In the second half, the teams calmed down and concluded a mutually beneficial draw.

History stands on Germany's side who have a flawless winning record against Chile.

The second half began with a rough play on behalf of both opponents and the German side was handed another yellow card, namely to midfielder Sebastian Rudy on 60th minute. The Germans will need to be significantly tighter to defend against a much more competent attack than the Socceroos.

This post was syndicated from The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News.

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