Germany 3 – 1 Cameroon
Reigning world champions beat Cameroon 3-1 in the Confederations Cup as Kerem Demirbay’s opener and a brace from Timo Werner(their first senior international goals) secured top spot in Group B and set up a semifinal clash against Mexico on Thursday.
Hoffenheim midfielder Demirbay marked his full debut by breaking the deadlock early in the second half at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi and RB Leipzig striker Werner’s double sandwiched Vincent Aboubakar’s header for Cameroon.
Germany, who beat Austrailia 3-2 in their opening match before drawing with Chile, squandered a host of second-half chances, but saw the game out comfortably to finish top of Group B and set up a last-four clash with Mexico on Thursday.
Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan initially sent the wrong player off, Sebastien Siani, on the advice of the video assistant referee before the decision was quickly corrected.