October 23, 2018

Bravo sends message after defeat by Germany

Chile Captain Claudio Bravo expressed his disappointment after they lost to Germany in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday (2/07/17).

Bravo, however, lauded the German Machines and promised that his team would learn from its mistakes.

“There was not much difference between the two teams. We are sad not to have won, but we played against a world-class team and must learn from our mistakes,” he noted.

According to AFP, Lars Stindl’s simple goal, following a costly first-half blunder by Marcelo Diaz, was enough to give Germany a 1-0 win over chile in the final.

Diaz lacked concentration and let Timo Werner rob him of possession, draw the goalkeeper and pass to Stindl, who scored into an empty net on 20 minutes in the mouth-watering clash.

This is the first time Germany, the defending world champions, have won the Confederations Cup in the eighth edition of the pre-World Cup tournament.

Germany captain Julian Draxler: “We fought well and deserved this win. We hadn’t played together before the tournament, which makes it even more valuable.

“Every title is special, but with this young team, it’s even more so. Now we can all go on holiday – and even take the trophy with us.”

Earlier, Adrien Silva scored an extra-time penalty as Portugal recovered from a goal down to beat Mexico 2-1 in the third-place play-off in Moscow, according to BBC.

Luis Neto bundled into his own net to hand Mexico the lead, but Pepe stabbed home a stoppage-time equaliser to force an extra 30 minutes at Spartak Stadium.

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