Martin Rodriguez goal earns Chile Confederations Cup semi-final against Portugal

Germany beat Cameroon 3-1 in their final Confederations Cup Group B game in Russian Federation.

The referee consulted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) after a bad challenge by Ernest Mabouka on Germany's Emre Can saw Sebastien Siani wrongly getting the yellow card in case of mistaken identity.

But in the 82nd minute Werner got his second goal to secure the win for Germany.

Chile reached the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Australia, who muscled the South Americans out of their stride but exited the tournament after wasting their chances.

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez was on target in that game to become Chile's all-time leading scorer with 38 worldwide goals. They were a small fish in their continent and we're trying to change that as well.

Following a tepid first half, Germany opened the scoring with a moment of magic shortly after the interval, Demirbay completing a finely crafted one-two with Julian Draxler by blasting home.

If history is any indicator of things to come, Australia's 1-4-1 record against Chile is a reflection of tomorrow's outcome.

Lars Stindl netted his second goal of the tournament to equalise for the world champions just before the break.

Cameroon, who lost to Chile and drew with Australia in their previous group games, squandered most of their possession.

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Joachim Low, on the other hand, will have been delighted with what he has seen so far as his young team cruised into the semifinals as group winners.

Ange Postecoglou has paid an emotional tribute to Melbourne City star Tim Cahill ahead of the veteran striker's 100th global cap for the Caltex Socceroos.

They paid for those misses when Rodriguez turned the ball in from Eduardo Vargas' header after the Australia defender failed to clear an attack.

"In fact that could have been a quarter-final in the World Cup, such was the level of this game", said Juan Antonio Pizzi.

"Part of being us and the way we play is to go full throttle from the start", he said.

"We controlled large parts of the game and they were pretty unsafe, we lacked some composure in front of goal", said Australia coach Ange Postecoglou.

Alexis Sanchez appealed for a penalty in the 26th when he went down in the penalty area following Mark Milligan's desperate lunge, but the video review system said no foul.

Cahill, who plays in the Hyundai A-League with Melbourne City, will win his 100th cap if he takes the field at Spartak Stadium side's must-win Confederations Cup clash with Chile and Postecoglou described the 37-year-old as a "great Australian who transcends sport".

That was the way it stayed until midway through the second half when substitute Martin Rodriguez spared their blushes with the equaliser.

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