Confederations Cup is 'a gift' for Germany's Loew

Germany may be favourites on paper but Low has named an unexperienced squad and they have never actually won the tournament before.

"It's disappointing, we were barely clinging on in the first half", he admitted.

Low's side continued to dominate play after their early opener and Sandro Wagner almost doubled their lead in the 16th minute, sending a diving header inches wide at the far post following Goretzka's pinpoint cross, before the Hoffenheim man fired just wide again minutes later after beating the offside trap.

"We controlled the game a bit more in the second half but in the end we weren't good enough".

Still, Germany held on to open its Group B campaign with a 3-2 victory in Sochi.

Tom Rogic fired in a shot that Germany keeper Bernd Leno could only parry straight back to him, and the Celtic man made no mistake second time round.

Chile will hope to have Alexis Sanchez fully fit to start after the Arsenal star came on as a second-half substitute against Cameroon as part of his recovery from an ankle problem.

Despite the Socceroos' 4-0 thumping by Brazil in last week's friendly, Cahill sees this Confed Cup as Australia's great chance to build on their 2015 Asian Cup win - starting with the Germans in Monday's Group B match in Sochi.

The setting only reinforces the sense Germany is taking a more casual approach to this eight-team tournament than the Australians, who would regard winning this World Cup rehearsal as a major achievement.

"Just to play a lot better than we were", said Rogic.

This team has no real stand out superstars but they have still managed to get wins and they will look to do the same in this game. Tomi Juric was at hand to tap-in after Leno made a mess of a Rogic shot from outside the box in the 56th minute.

The opening half-hour saw Australia on the ropes, with Stindl's fifth-minute opener bringing fears of a belting. Contrary to assertions from coach Ange Postecoglou before the game, the Australian side was marginally older than its opponent.

"There's no question we're a team full of character and courage".

It was an average performance by Germany who only did what was required to take the victory in their opening match in Russian Federation, and they will struggle against better sides in their current form.

"We're confident and we'll continue to play the football that we have been doing over the last couple of years under the boss".

"In terms of a result it's a loss and the loss falls on me".

"You can't prepare them for what they they're going to face out there".

Australia's commitment to a more attacking style of play, even against worldwide heavyweights, has drawn some criticism but Behich is confident their approach will pay dividends in St Petersburg.