became Chile's all-time leading scorer with his 38th international goal, but the South American champion had to settle for a 1-1 tie with an experimental Germany team Thursday at
the Confederations Cup.
The result left Chile and Germany with four points each and all four teams in Group B still alive. Cameroon and Australia also tied, 1-1, in the other game.
"I'm very happy to be Chile's top scorer," said Sanchez, who capitalized on a mistake by Arsenal teammate Shkodran Mustafi
to score in the sixth minute. "Our dream is to win this
tournament and we feel we have a chance. We played well in the first half, but Germany adapted very well to how we were playing." WEDNESDAY.
Making nine lineup changes from the team that tied Portugal, 2-2, in its opening game, Mexico struggled against New Zealand before rallying for a 2-1 win that gave
El Tri the Group A lead. Javier Aquino
was the inspiration for second-half goals by Raul Jimenez
and Oribe Peralta
. An early goal by Cristiano Ronaldo
held up for a 1-0
Portugal win over host Russia. GROUP A, RESULTS: Saturday, June 17
Russia 2 (own goal 31, Smolov 69)
New Zealand 0. Att.: 50,251.
Sunday, June 18
Portugal 2 (Quaresma 34, Cedric 86) Mexico 2 (Hernandez 42, Moreno 90+1). Att.: 34,372. Wednesday, June 21
(Jimenez 54, Peralta 72) New Zealand 1 (Wood 42). Att.: 25,000.
Russia 0 Portugal 1 (Cristiano Ronaldo 8). Att.: 42,759. Standings:
Mexico, Portugal 4 points; Russia 3; New Zealand
GROUP B, RESULTS: Sunday, June 18
Chile 2 (Vidal 81, Vargas 90+1) Cameroon 0. Att.: 33,492.
Monday, June 19
Germany 3 (Stindl 5, Drexler pen. 44, Goretzka 48) Australia 2 (Rogic 41, Juric 56). Att.: 23,000. Thursday, June 22
Cameroon 1 (Anguissa 45+1)
Australia 1 (Milligan pen. 60).
Germany 1 (Stindl 41) Chile 1 (Sanchez 41). Standings:
Chile, Germany 4 points; Australia, Cameroon 1.
GROUP A, SCHEDULE: June 24 in Kazan
Mexico vs. Russia, Fox, Telemundo, 11 am ET June 24 in St. Petersburg
New Zealand vs.
Portugal, FS1, Universo, 11 am ET GROUP B, SCHEDULE: June 25 in Sochi
Germany vs. Cameroon, Fox, Universo 11
am ET June 25 in Moscow
Chile vs. Australia, FS1, Telemundo, 11 am ET