Australia vs Germany


FIFA Confederations Cup 2017

Group B

June 19th

Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht, Sochi, Russia


5′ Stindl

41′ Rogic

44′ Draxler (P)

48′ Goretzka

56′ Juric

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FT: The result means that Germany move into second in Group B, behind leaders Chile on goal-difference, while Australia drop to third, above Cameroon on goal-difference.

FT: Australia created a few chances and pulled a goal back with their first meaningful chance in the second-half when Juric fired home after Leno spilled a strike from Rogic, following a freekick. The Australians then had a good penalty appeal turned down when Behich was sent tumbling by Kimmich, but the referee was unmoved before substitute Troisi tested Leno from-range. Substitute Kruse then tested Leno with a strike from-range.

FT: Germany created a couple of good chances and found the net with their first meaningful attack of the second-half when Goretzka fired home from a fine lofted pass from Kimmich before substitute Werner cut-inside to fire an effort against the post.

FT: So Germany hold onto their lead to defeat Australia.

90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.

90′ There will be four additional minutes.

89′ The corner is cleared and Werner surges forward and beats a number of players before firing an effort wide.

89′ Kruse wins a corner.

88′ Werner finds Goretzka, who fires an effort harmlessly over the bar from-range.

85′ Final Australia change sees Tim Cahill replace Juric.

80′ Can wins a freekick.

78′ Close!! Juric does well to keep possession before teeing-up Kruse, whose curled-effort is saved well by Leno.

76′ Final Germany change sees Emre Can replace Stindl.

74′ So close!! Werner cuts-inside to fire an effort against the post.

72′ Close!! Troisi curls an effort from-range that Leno saves well.

70′ Second Australia change sees Rogic replaced by James Troisi.

63′ Sainsbury is penalised for a foul on Werner and receives a yellow card.

62′ Second Germany change sees Brandt replaced by Niklas Süle.

61′ Rogic is penalised for a foul on Kimmich.

58′ Penalty appeal!! Kimmich loses possession and Behich looks to seize onto the loose ball but he’s sent tumbling in the area by the Bayern Munich youngster, however the referee is unmoved.

56′ First Germany change sees Timo Werner replace Wagner.

56′ Goal!! The freekick initially hits the wall before a strike from Rogic is spilled by Leno into the path of Juric, who fires the loose ball home. The referee uses the VAR system before confirming that the goal stands.

54′ Rogic wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Goretzka, who receives a yellow card.

51′ Goretzka fires an effort over the bar from-range.

48′ Goal!! Kimmich’s brilliant lofted-pass finds Goretzka, who fires home to beat Ryan at the near-post.

45′ Kruse is caught offside.

45′ Germany get the second-half underway.

45′ During the interval Australia make their first change with Robbie Kruse replacing Luongo.

HT: So will Germany add to their tally and hold onto their lead or will Australia come back into this match? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: Germany spurned a number of good chances to double their lead and Australia capitalised and drew level at one stage out of nothing. The Germans do have the lead though and will need to be more clinical in front of goal if they are to put the tie to bed and ensure they won’t have to rue their missed opportunities. Australia will have to be clinical themselves. They have got into some good positions, but know that chances will be rare even against a weakened-Germany side, they will need to make the most of their chances if they are to come back in this match.

HT: The Asian Champions rarely threatened but spurned the chance to level the scores when Sainsbury headed wide from close-range following a corner before Rogic fired home. However Luongo’s costly challenge meant they were level for barely three minutes as Draxler scored from the spot.

HT: The World Champions have dominated the match and have created a number of good chances and opened the scoring with their first meaningful attack when Stindl fired home from a Brandt pull-back before Wagner headed just wide from a fine Goretzka cross. Brandt then forced Ryan into a fine save at his near-post before Wagner fired just wide after he was sent through on-goal by Goretzka. Brandt then tested Ryan from-range before Draxler scored from the spot after Luongo’s challenge on Goretzka.

HT: So Germany are ahead at the break.

45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45 There will be one additional minute.

44′ Goal!! Draxler sends Ryan the wrong way to put Germany back in front.

42′ Penalty!! Luongo mistimes his challenge on Goretzka in the area and the referee points to the spot.

41′ Goal!! Rogic fires the ball home under Leno after the Celtic midfielder’s initial strike was blocked by Mustafi.

39′ The corner comes to nothing.

39′ Leckie concedes a corner.

36′ Chance!! The delivery falls to the unmarked Sainsbury, who looks set to score, but he miscues his header, which drifts wide, when he should have scored.

35′ Mustafi is penalised for a foul on Behich.

31′ Draxler curls an effort wide from-range.

28′ Hector is caught offside.

26′ Close!! The corner is worked to Brandt, who curls an effort at-goal that Ryan palms away.

26′ Sainsbury concedes a corner.

22′ Chance!! Goretzka sends Wagner through on-goal, but the striker fires the ball just wide of the far-post.

22′ Degenek is penalised for a foul.

21′ The delivery is dealt with by Australia.

20′ Close!! Brandt cuts-inside to fire an effort that Ryan is forced to palm behind.

17′ The corner is cleared to Rudy, who fires an effort harmlessly over the bar on the half-volley from-range.

17′ Leckie concedes a corner.

15′ Chance!! Wagner meets a pin-point cross from Goretzka with a diving-header that drifts inches wide of the far-post.

14′ The delivery is met by Goretzka, who heads wide.

13′ Hector wins a freekick.

13′ Luongo is penalised for a foul.

8′ Wagner is caught offside.

7′ Kimmich is penalised for a foul.

5′ Goal!! Brandt surges forward before pulling the ball back into the path of Stindl, who fires the ball home

3′ Juric is penalised for handball.

0′ Australia get the game underway.

Team news:

Australia: Matt Ryan (GK), Milos Degenek, Trent Sainsbury, Bailey Wright, Aaron Mooy, Mark Milligan, Aziz Behich, Mathew Leckie, Tom Rogic, Tomi Juric, Massimo Luongo

Germany: Bernd Leno (GK), Jonas Hector, Shkodran Mustafi, Antonio Rüdiger, Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy, Leon Goretzka, Lars Stindl, Julian Draxler, Julian Brandt, Sandro Wagner


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