Germany, despite the non-appearance of key players such as Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer, and Thomas Muller in Russia proved that Joachim Low’s experimental team is adequate to snatch victory over the stubborn Australia.
It seemed like an easy game for the German side after quickly firing in the first five minutes of the match. Lars Stindl slammed home his first international goal which took the team in lead.
The Socceroos struggled much of the half time until they finally got the chance to threaten when Tom Rogic equalized.
Germany reclaimed superiority through Julian Draxler who scored a penalty. Shortly, Low’s side got further ahead when bright performers Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka teamed up to make it 3-1.
Goretzka, who looks very determined in the match unfortunately, goes into a foul against Rogic. This was a big chance for the Aussies.
Rogic struck from the edge of the box lacking quality. But Juric who was vacant was there to collect the rebound and slot home.
Though Ange Postecoglou’s side reduced deficit, the Socceroos were still thoroughly outclassed for most the game time. Moreover, it’s imperative for the team to win against Cameroon in the next match if they aim to comfortably qualify.
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