Germany has done it again!
Football’s world champions beat Chile on Sunday to win the Confederations Cup…just two days after claiming the European Under-21 title.
Lars Stindl scored the only goal into an empty net in the 20th minute of a pulsating, bad-tempered final in St Petersburg.
Chile midfielder Marcelo Diaz had given the ball away on the edge of his own area.
Chile actually dominated the match but were let down by poor finishing.
The dramatic game featured missed chances, defensive howlers, scuffles and two video reviews, one producing a highly controversial outcome.
But Germany survived Chile’s whirlwind assault to claim a 1-0 victory and their first ever Confederations Cup title.
It was a remarkable achievement for Germany to lift the trophy with a young, experimental squad.
But it could also be a bad omen as no team has ever lifted the World Cup after winning the Confederations Cup the year before.