Arsenal playmaker Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all-time top-scorer with his 38th international goal in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Germany at the Confederations Cup.

The Gunners' star, voted man of the match, wrote himself into the record books by capitalising on an early mistake in the German defence.

However, Lars Stindl netted his second goal of the tournament to equalise for the world champions just before the break to eventually earn a share of the points.

"We knew they would come at us with a lot of pressure and power," said goal-scorer Stindl.

"But the result is not undeserved.

"We now know we can stand up well against great opponents."

The result leaves South American champions Chile top of Group B on goal difference from World Cup winners Germany.

With both teams on four points, three ahead of Australia and Cameroon who drew 1-1 earlier, they are in pole position to reach next week's semifinals.

Germany play Cameroon on Sunday in Sochi while Chile face the Socceroos in Moscow.