Confederations Cup Social Diary: Record man Sanchez shines as rivals fail to bury hatchet


A pair of 1-1 draws on day six at the Confederations Cup provided plenty of on-field intrigue.

Australia pegged back Cameroon in St Petersburg, a penalty from captain Mark Milligan's earning a share of the spoils in an end-to-end Group B game of missed chances.

Later on in Kazan, Alexis Sanchez struck early to become Chile's all-time record goalscorer before Jonas Hector laid on an equaliser for Lars Stindl - both of those goals feature in our social round-up.


New Zealand jetted out of Sochi for St Petersburg on Thursday with their heads held high after a battling 2-1 defeat to Mexico. A long-haul flight back home beckons after they face Portugal at the weekend and centre-back Michael Boxall gave an insight into how the All Whites like to spend their time up in the air.

Tim Cahill proved all his old attacking instincts are in good order as the veteran came off the bench and gave Cameroon plenty to think about. His video editing skills might need a little more work, however.

Sanchez's Arsenal future might be the source of rampant speculation but that did not stop the Gunners paying tribute to their star forward's achievement with the hashtag #FelicitacionesAlexis

And that was not Alexis' only milestone...

A combination of Cologne's Hector and Borussia Monchengladbach's Stindl got Germany back on terms, but that was not enough to entirely quell a long-standing local rivalry in the Bundesliga.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen took his turn in goal for Germany after Bernd Leno's poor showing against Australia and the Barcelona man earned a firm handshake from boss Joachim Low at full-time.


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