Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s all-time leading scorer with an early goal in their 1-1 draw against Germany in a clash between the top two in Group B at the Confederations Cup on Thursday.
Lars Stindl equalised for the world champions just before halftime although the game petered out in the second half as the high-octane Chileans appeared to run out of gas.
The result left both teams level on four points each from their opening two games, although Chile have the better goal difference. Australia and Cameroon have a point apiece after their 1-1 draw earlier on Thursday.
Sanchez’s goal was his 38th for Chile in 113 appearances as he overtook the previous scoring record held by Marcelo Salas.
Chile again showed they will be a hugely entertaining side at the World Cup next year – provided they qualify.
Germany, now unbeaten in 12 games since their Euro 2016 semi-final exit, gifted Chile a sixth-minute lead when Shkodran Mustafi attempted to play the ball out of defence.
He sent his pass straight to Sanchez who played a one-two with Vidal and toe-poked the ball in off the post.
The second half was much quieter with Stindl producing Germany’s best effort, a low shot saved by Johnny Herrera.