STINDL SCORES LONE GOAL FOR GERMANY IN VICTORY VS. CHILE
Germany’s experimental young side overcame street-wise Chile to win a bruising Confederations Cup final 1-0 on Sunday, vindicating Joachim Loew’s decision to leave most of his world champions at home.
The only goal in St. Petersburg came in the 20th minute from the 28-year-old Lars Stindl, who tapped into an empty net after a defensive blunder. While the midfielder was the oldest player in a starting lineup with an average age under 25, he made his international debut less than a month ago.
“This was a magic match for us, for our young players who don’t have this international experience,” Loew said. “The way we were so single minded in this victory, it was impressive.”
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