If you're going to score your first goal for country, you may as well do it with an absurd amount of authority. Germany's Karem Demirbay—a Hoffenheim central midfielder—found himself drowning in a sea of indecisive Cameroonian defenders in today's Group B Confederations Cup group stage final, about 48 minutes in. Demirbay seemed surprised about just how much he could push himself up through it all, and then decided to take a crack at it:
It's almost as if a rig man on an action movie set tied the ball up to a track on a straight line and ripped a pulley as hard as he could—straight to the upper right corner. Hard to be more direct than that.
Demirbay's goal, combined with a couple more from Germany outdid Cameroon's lone goal and knocked them out of the running for the semifinals. Germany and Chile—who tied Australia in a simultaneously scheduled Group B game—both advance to the second-to-last round of the tournament. Germany will play Mexico and Portugal will take on Chile. Exciting stuff.