Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, 25.06.2017

3-1 (0-0)
Demirbay 48., Werner 66., 81. / Aboubakar 79.

The World Champions returned to the Black Sea coast to take on African champions Cameroon, where after an indifferent first half they turned on the style to ease to a comfortable 3-1 win. A cracking first goal in national colours from Kerem Demirbay would set the Mannschaft on their way, and the first goals of Timo Werner’s international career sealing the win. Cameroon would grab a late consolation, but the match will largely be remembered for the general uselessness of the referees’ video referral system.

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Germany: ter Stegen – Ginter, Süle, Rüdiger – Kimmich, Rudy (74. Henrichs), Plattenhardt – Demirbay (77. Brandt), Can, Draxler (c) (80. Younes) – Werner

Cameroon: Ondoa – Mabouka, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Teikeu, Faï – Siani, Zambo, Djoum (58. Ngamaleu) – Bassogog (82. Toko-Ekambi), Aboubakar, Moukandjo (c) (70. Guihoata)

Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Assistants: Alexander Guzman (Colombia), Cristian De La Cruz (Colombia)
Fourth Official: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Video Assistant Referees: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal), Hernán Maidana (Argentina)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)

Yellow Cards: Plattenhardt / –
Red Cards: – / Mabouka 64.

Ball Possession: 60% / 40%
Attempts on Target/Blocked: 10 / 3
Attempts off Target: 9 / 6
Corners: 6 / 3
Fouls Committed: 10 / 8

Attendance: 30,230

Man of the Match: Timo Werner (Germany)

First Phase Group B Table

GermanyGermany (Q)321074+37
ChileChile (Q)312042+25

Other Results: Chile 2-0 Cameroon; Australia 1-1 Cameroon; Chile 1-1 Australia.