Germany secured their passage to the Confederations Cup semi finals after easing past a 10-man Cameroon side 3-1 at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on Sunday night.

Despite a positive start to the encounter for Hugo Broos’ side, the Germans took the lead three minutes into the second half. Hoffenheim midfielder Kerem Demirbay marked his full Die Mannschaft debut with a first international goal, after his thunderous effort riffled into the top corner.

Timo Werner extended his team’s lead soon after the hour, with a diving header from a brilliant in-swinging Joshua Kimmich cross.

The 10-man Cameroon managed to pull a goal back through striker Vincent Aboubakar, but Werner’s second of the match minutes later confirmed the Germans would finish top of Group B and sealed a semi-final spot.

VAR used over mistaken identity

Referee Wilmar Roldán wrongly dismissed Cameroon midfielder Sebastien Siani for a high tackle on Emre Can.

Despite some initial confusion, the VAR showed it was in fact Ernest Mabouka who committed the offense and the defender was eventually given his marching orders.

Although the VAR review was time consuming, it ensured the referee would ultimately make the correct decision.

Joachim Löw reaches century milestone

Not only did Germany secure a semi-final position, coach Joachim Löw celebrated a massive landmark in the process, which was his 100th victory after taking over the position from Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006.

Perhaps more impressively, the 57-year-old reached this total in just 150 games in charge.

The 2014 World Cup winning manager is now aiming to guide his young German squad to a first Confederations Cup title when they take on semi-final opponents Mexico on Thursday night.

Germans proving they can get the job done without main stars

When the German Confederations Cup squad was announced many were skeptical over their chances of winning the tournament without the nation’s main stars.

Joachim Löw’s young squad, however, are showing signs of going all the way as they chase their first Confederations Cup trophy. Die Mannschaft topped Group B undefeated, gaining victories over Australia and Cameroon, while drawing with second placed Chile in between.

The Germans now turn their attentions to a showdown with a Mexico side that are also unbeaten in this tournament and are looking to win their second Confederations Cup title after their 1999 triumph.