Young Germans outclass Socceroos in Sochi

Young Germans outclass Socceroos in Sochi [GALLERY & HIGHLIGHTS]


World champions Germany have opened their Confederations Cup campaign in ideal fashion, defeating Australia 3-2 in Sochi on Tuesday. 

The inexperienced Germans wasted little time in proving their quality, opening the scoring just five minutes into the match through Lars Stindl.

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Tom Rogic nabbed an unlikely equaliser for the Green and Gold but a Julian Draxler penalty cancelled that out rarely 120 seconds later.

Leon Goretzka’s 48th-minute goal after the break proved too great a mountain to climb for Ange Postecoglou’s team despite Tomi Juric providing a glimmer of hope.

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Die Mannschaft move to second in Group B, behind Chile on goal difference.

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The world and South American champs will face off next matchday while Australia will battle Cameroon.