Monday, 23 October, 2017

World Champions Germany Edge Past Australia

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Joachim Low named an experimental and youthful squad for the competition but they performed with the sure authority of world champions in their Group B opener at Sochi's Fisht Stadium.

The world champions did not bring the likes of Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller with them to Russian Federation, but Low's experimental team proved to be more-than-adequate replacements for this test as Lars Stindl, captain Julian Draxler and Leon Goretzka all found the net.

Tom Rogic scores Australia's first goal against Germany.

A year out from the World Cup in Russian Federation, there has never been a better time for the Socceroos to poach a first win over Germany at a major competition at the fourth attempt.

PSV willingly play young players so they won't have any issue turning to the 21-year-old attacker, who should be a unsafe player right from the start.

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.

Lars Stindl marked his tournament debut with a goal after five minutes that was canceled out by Tommy Rogic when the Australia forward fired the ball under Leno. Chile already beat the Cameroon 2-0 yesterday night, to go top of the group, and will be only confirmed after today's game.

"We were losing our thread, our attacks were not as consistent and we weren't single-minded", Loew said.

Joachim Low's squad have been preparing with a handful of unusual drills, while Socceroos great Tim Cahill has been drawing inspiration from his finest goal on the worldwide stage.

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The 28-year-old found an acre of space to volley Julian Brandt's cut-back past Mat Ryan and the inattentive back three.

Mesut Ozil has not made the trip to Russian Federation as Germany have named a number of fringe players in their squad.

The gulf in quality was clear, and yet the callow Germans discovered the perils of not killing off a game.

Australia have held their heads high against Germany in their last two meetings in friendlies.

In their last 19 competitive fixtures, Australia has suffered just one defeat. Rodic's shot came off defender Shkodran Mustafi and he followed up with a shot that went under Leno.

Parity was short-lived, however, as just two minutes later Germany won a penalty when Massimo Luongo committed a foul in the box, with the spot kick converted by German skipper Julian Draxler to make it 2-1 at half-time.

And Germany extended their lead with a copybook move on 48 minutes.

Julian Draxler is the most-experienced worldwide in the squad and he led by example with a first-half goal. "Maybe that was a mistake".

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