Last game of the Group B at Confederation Cup in Russia 2017, was a show of goals, tactics and youth brief from World Champions, Germany and Asia Champions, Australia. After an entertaining 90 minutes, Mercedes overtook the Kangaroos 3-2, despite the close chances of Australians to equalize in the last minutes of the game.
The German Football Machine started from the first whistle the assault of the goal of Mathew Ray and on the 5th minute after a pass of Julien Brandt, captain of Borussia Moenchengladbach, Lars Stindl opened the score. Soon after this the striker of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Sandro Wanger, missed a header and almost nets on the far post.
The Socceros(Australian Football Team) calm down the game by the middle of the first half. Trent Sainsbury header after a goal kick with of the post seemed to bring more reaction of this team. Soon after a short counter attack on 41st minute Tom Rogic scored after second attempt in the goal of Bayern Leverkusen keeper Bern Leno. The party last short and after jut three minutes(45′)a tackle foul in the box of Massimo Luongo over the Goretzka, Draxler marked from the penalty spot putting Germany ahead just before the end of the first half.
The players of Joachim Loew strated the second half with a high gear and on the 48th minute after a superb ball through of Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka marked with a strong shoot from the close range, making 3-1 for Germany.
Australian players responded with the goal of Tomi Juric, validated after consulting the VAR. Despite few more occasions it seemed to be too late to get a draw for the payers of Ange Postecoglou.
Final score at Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Australia 2-3 Germany.
Australia line-up: Mathew Ryan, Bailey Wright, Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Aziz Behich, Mark Milligan, Massiomo Loungo(46′ Robbie Kruse), Matthew Leckie, Tom Rogic(71′ James Troisi), Aaron Mooy, Tomi Juric(87′ Tim Cahill). 3-4-2-1.
Unused Substitute: Alex Gersbach, Dylan McGowan, Jamie Maclaren, Mitchell Langerak, James Alexander Jeggo, Ajdin Hrustic, Danny Vukovic, Ryan McGowan, Jackson Irvine.
Coach: Ange Postecoglou
Germany line-up: Bernd Leno, Antonio Ruediger, Shkodran Mustafi, Joshua Kimmich, Joanas Hector, Julian Draxler, Sebastian Rudy, Leon Goretzka, Julian Brandt(63′ Niklas Suele),Lars Stindl(78′ Emre Can), Sandro Wagner(58′ Timo Werner). 3-5-2.
Unused Sustitute: Kevin Trapp, Matthias Ginter, Marvin Plattenhardt, Kerem Demirbay, Amin Younes, Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Coach: Joachim Loew.
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