Alexis Sanchez Is Chile’s Record Scorer After Opener In Draw With Germany
Forward Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s all-time leading scorer with 38 goals after he sent his team ahead with a close-range shot in the 6th minute.
Chile nearly extended their lead 14 minutes later as Eduardo Vargas’ shot hit the crossbar.
Germany equalized the score in the 41st minute through midfielder Lars Stindl.
In the other Group B match in Saint Petersburg, new Asian champions Australia drew 1-1 with Cameroon.
Chinese Super League clubs Jiangsu Suning and Henan Jianye saw their respective players Australia defender Trent Sainsbury and Cameroon forward Christian Bassogog start for their national teams.
ALSO READ: Fabio Capello Gets First Win In China
Andre Zambo Anguissa was on target in the injury time at the first half to give the African champions the lead before Australian captain Mark Milligan converted a penalty on 58 minutes.
Chile and Germany are level on 4 points while Australia and Cameroon each have one. The qualifiers will be decided in the last round of the group stage where Germany face Cameroon and Chile take on Australia on Sunday.