England League Two

Sanchez scores early but Chile held by Germany to a 1-1 draw

KAZAN, Russia (AP) Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all-time leading scorer as they were held by Germany to 1-1 in the Confederations Cup on Thursday. Both teams were in a good position to make the semifinals.

Sanchez netted his 38th goal for Chile after a smart pass by Arturo Vidal in the sixth minute. The ball hit the near post before crossing the line to allow him to eclipse Marcelo Salas as the highest scorer for the national team.

"It makes me very happy to have become the team's greatest scorer," Sanchez said. "I'm happy for what the team has done, for our effort. We are confident that we can win this tournament."