Chile book Portugal clash at Confederations Cup

Germany had an easier ticket, beating hard-fighting Cameroon 3-1, with all the goals scored in the second half in the match played at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi.

It was Demirbay who got Germany off the mark just after half-time, before a brace from Reds target Timo Werner sandwiched a goal from Bestikas striker Vincent Aboubakar to seal the three points.

He called Siani back and correctly sent off Ernest Mabouka after rectifying his error of mistaken identity.

The group's other tie between Chile and Australia ended in a 1-1 draw.

In his 150th game in charge, and aiming for a century of victories, German head coach Low made four changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Chile on Thursday, including bringing in Werner up front as Lars Stindl was rested.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - World champion Germany reached the Confederations Cup semifinals on Sunday with a 3-1 victory over Cameroon, which had a player sent off after confusion with experimental video replays.

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. Julian Draxler fed Demirbay with a back-heel through Siani's legs and the midfielder marked his first global start by slicing a shot into the top corner with his weaker right foot.

The World Cup winners did not sit on their lead though and continued to press, with Werner spurning good chances to double the lead while Fabrice Ondoa saved well from Joshua Kimmich.

"He has a killer instinct", Loew said.

Low's major tournament record is impressive through his decade-long reign, reaching the final of Euro 2008 and falling at the semi-final stage of the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012 and Euro 2016.

Versatile forward Tim Cahill has won his 100th cap for Australia after starting his nation's Confederations Cup group match against Chile on Sunday afternoon.

Demirbay and Werner's goals were their first at worldwide level and Low added: "Players are always motivated and have developed a lot in recent years".

  • Julie Sanders