Germany vs Chile Preview, Possible Lineups & Key Stats ahead of the Confederations Cup 2017 final on Sunday.
The Confederation Cup has seen some stunning goals, a host of talented stars and a lot of grit. On Sunday, the competition will draw to a close when Germany and Chile meet each other in the final of the competition. The two teams, in fact, did meet each other in their journey to the final when they played out a 1-1 draw in Saint Petersberg.
It’s a competition between the young and the experienced. Germany are the youngest team in Russia this summer. They put on their most convincing display in the semi-final, when they dismantled Mexico 4-1 to advance. Chile, on the other hand, have the oldest average age in the competition. They had to push Portugal out in through penalties to reach the final.
Chile and Germany have both managed to dominate football in the last few years. Chile have managed to win two Copa America titles. Germany lifted the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and are working towards defending that in Russia next summer.
Chile seem to be peaking at the business end of the tournament. The issue, however, remains the lack of sharpness in front of goal. What is encouraging is that the semi-final performance against Portugal over 120 minutes was full of energy and high-tempo. They’re certainly up for the test the young German side puts.
Germany’s attack remains their strength and as a team, they have found the right balance. The cohesion and teamwork when they play are visible.
Germany vs Chelsea: Possible line-ups
Chile: Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Gonzalo Jara, Jean Beausejour; Pablo Hernandez, Marcelo Diaz, Charles Aranguiz, Arturo Vidal; Eduardo Vargas, Alexis Sanchez.
Germany: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen; Matthias Ginter, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule; Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy, Leon Goretzka, Jonas Hector; Lars Stindl, Julian Draxler; Timo Werner
Germany vs Chile Key Stats
Germany have scored the most number of goals in the tournament (11) and have a stunning average of 4.9 goals every match
Chile have the joint best defence in the tournament, having conceded only 2 goals along with Portugal
Chile have had 30.9% attempts on target as opposed to Germany’s 43.1%