2017 FIFA CONFED CUP: Germany 3-1 Cameroon - AS IT HAPPENED

2017 FIFA CONFED CUP: Germany 3-1 Cameroon - AS IT HAPPENED
Benjamin Moukandjo of Cameroon (C) and Aaron Mooy of Australia (L) in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 group B soccer match between Cameroon and Australia at the Saint Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia, 22 June 2017. EPA/SRDJAN SUKI

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Jun 25, 2017. 18:57

Welcome to our LIVE COVERAGE of the Group B 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup clash between Germany and Cameroon from the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia on Sunday 25 June.

Germany: Ter Stegen; Ginter, Ruediger, Suele - Kimmich, Can, Rudy (Henrichs 74'), Plattenhardt - Demirbay (Brandt 78'), Draxler (Younes 80'), Werner

Cameroon: Ondoa; Mabouka, Teikeu, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Fai - Anguissa, Siani, Djoum (Ngamaleu 58'); Moukandjo (Guihoata 70'), Bassogog (Ekambi 82'), Aboubakar


90+5' Full-Time: Germany 3-1 Cameroon - The FIFA World Cup holders advance as Group B winners as the Indomitable Lions crash out!

90' Four minutes added.

89' SAVE! Great stop by Ondoa to deny Germany a fourth. He has been a one man band in Russia for Cameroon at times over the past week.

81' GOAL! Moment of hope lasts all of three minutes as Werner completes his brace with a superb finish!

78' GOAL! Well that's surprising. Ter Stegen caught with his pants down as Aboubakar ghosts in to nod into the back of the net from close range. Could well go down as an own goal. Very poor goalkeeping.

74' Germany content in keeping the ball as they look to see out the game in relative ease. Disappointing showing by Cameroon in Russia.

66' GOAL! Werner doubles Germany's lead with a diving header and that's GAME.SET.MATCH

65' RED CARD! Ernest Mabouka sent off following a tough challenge on Emre Can. Mass confusion with the referee advised by the VAR officials to look at the reply - having done that he sends off the wrong player before recalling Siani and showing him red. Bit of a joke.

61' The Indomitable Lions turning the screw as they look to fight their way back into this one. The Africans, though, have been poor in the final third.

58' Broos listens are introduces Ngamaleu as we approach the hour mark.

55' Cameroon all over the show since the start of the second stanza. Will Hugo Broos finally introduce an early change??

54' DOUBLE SAVE! Superb double save by Ondoa, first to stop Werner and then Kimmich from close range.

48' GOAL! Kerem Demirbay with a stunner! Draxler's nifty pass finds the Hoffenheim midfielder who sets himself before powering an unstoppable shot past Ondoa.

46' Second half is underway in Sochi.

45+1' Half-Time: Germany 0-0 Cameroon 

45' SAVE! Ter Stegen with an acrobatic save to deny  Anguissa from opening the scoring on the cusp of half-time.

39' Two set-pieces in quick succession for Cameroon, but first Ruediger and then Kimmich well positioned to clear for the Europeans.

34' Lung-busting run by Bassogog down the right flank, but the Germans just about do enough to stop him in his tracks before Ter Stegen bursts off his line to gather the ball.

30' Free-kick for Germany comes to naught as we reach the half-hour mark in Sochi. Cameroon need to up their game if they are to get anything out of this clash.

24' CHANCE! Plattenhardt with a pin-point cross into the area, but Kimmich can only succeed in guiding his header wide from close range.

21' SHOT! Emre Can finds a pocket of space on the edge of the area before curling his resulting shot inches wide of goal.

20' Germany seeing a lot more of the ball now with the World Cup holders patient in their approach. No clear cut chances yet, but positive for the Indomitable Lions.

14' Clever build up by Germany, but Werner is flagged for offside. Die Mannschaft  finding their feet.

9' Positive start by the Indomitable Lions who are finding space out wide - Aboubakar heavily involved.

5' Four chances to the Germany starting XI. Hugo Broos, for the third game in succession, has named the same starting XI with Georges Mandjeck injured in the warm-up, Arnaud Djoum starts.

1' Kick-off! 

- Teams out on the pitch, kick-off imminent!

- Good evening to what is a must win game for African champions Cameroon if they harbour any hopes of reaching the knockout stages. Australia in a similar predicament as they take on Chile at the same time.

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