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.
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.
Die Mannschaft move to second in Group B, behind Chile on goal difference.
The world and South American champs will face off next matchday while Australia will battle Cameroon.