In Sochi was the match of the confederations Cup, which pitted Australia and Germany. The Germans won 3:2.
The match was attended by President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino and legendary the Germany striker Miroslav Klose.
Australia: Ryan, Sainsbury, Degener, Wright, Leckie, Luongo (Cruz, 46), Milligan, Rogic (Troisi, 71), MUI, Behich, Juric (Cahill, 86)
Germany: Leno, Mustafi, Rüdiger, Hector, Kimmich, Goretzka, Rudy, Draxler, Brandt (Soule, 63), Stindl (Emre Can, 77), Wagner (Werner, 57)
The German team arrived in Russia in the experimental part — only three players became world Champions in 2014, six participated in last year’s European championship. Not to say that composition is very much youth — young German star playing in Poland at the European youth championship. But all the players Loew proved himself this season and to call them random people in team impossible.
Sochi spectators saw an interesting match, although at first it seemed that the Germans will easily cut with the «Socceroos». Bernd Leno (the son of Russian Germans, who have lived in Anapa. The player himself was born already in Germany) for the first time entered the game midway through the first half. And the Germans already in the fifth minute opened the scoring.
But by the end of the first half the Australians came to. First, created a dangerous moment, and then equalized. In the second half the Australian team played well. Both teams were wrong, and then created chances. The Germans managed to win.
For 5 minutes, Brandt raided down the flank, then made a pass to the center. Captain Gladbach Borussia Lars Stindl just struck meters with 11 0:1. On 16 minutes, Goretzka hung. Wagner gets up for a header but the ball goes just over the bar.
Then stroke Goretzka, Brandt, Wagner.
And in the 36th minute, the Australians created the first scoring chance. A canopy with a penalty kick. Juric popped up from behind the defenders and headed the ball goalwards — the ball went just over the bar. in the 41st minute, the Germans lost the ball in midfield. Tom Rogic (Celtic FC) reached the area and fired. The ball hit the back Mustafi. Tom strikes again 1:1.
In the 44th minute, the captain of the Germans Julian draxler penalty 1:2.
In the 48th minute, the leader of the «Schalke 04» Leon Goretzka shot into the near corner 1:3.
On 58 minutes, MUI ne gets a free kick — the ball hit the wall. Should the re-kick. Leno failed to hit the ball. Tomi Juric (Lucerne) flicked the ball into the net 2:3.
In the 74th minute the ball after blow of Werner hit the post.
In the 78th minute, Cruz took a strong shot into the corner. Leno came to the rescue.