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Germany get better of Uruguay again

Published: Sunday 29 May 2011, 23.10CET
Germany 2-1 Uruguay
Germany head for Austria in qualifying Group A on 3 June in winning form thanks to friendly goals from Mario Gomez and Andre Schürrle.
Germany get better of Uruguay again
Mario Gomez (third right) is congratulated on opening the scoring ©Getty Images

Match statistics

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Goals scored2
 
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Yellow cards0
 
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Published: Sunday 29 May 2011, 23.10CET

Germany get better of Uruguay again

Germany 2-1 Uruguay
Germany head for Austria in qualifying Group A on 3 June in winning form thanks to friendly goals from Mario Gomez and Andre Schürrle.

Germany 2-1 Uruguay
Germany prepared for Friday's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier away to Austria with a narrow friendly victory in Sinsheim.

The last time these nations met was in the third-place play-off at last summer's FIFA World Cup, Germany prevailing 3-2 in Port Elizabeth. Like on that occasion, it was also an FC Bayern München player who opened the scoring, Mario Gomez emulating Thomas Müller's feat of ten months ago with his tenth goal in his last six games for club and country.

Andre Schürrle doubled the lead ten minutes before the break on his third appearance for the Mannschaft, with Walter Gargano's strike early in the second half proving nothing more than consolation for Uruguay. That sends Germany to Vienna on Friday in high spirits as they seek a sixth successive victory in Group A.

Gomez's 20th-minute opener was all of his own making. The striker stole possession from Diego Lugano, charged down the left, cut inside and beat Fernando Muslera from ten metres. Mesut Özil created the second, spotting Schürrle unmarked on the edge of the area. The soon-to-be Bayer 04 Leverkusen player required two touches before opening his international account by curling in a right-footed shot.

Gagano profited from the Germany's failure to clear their lines after 48  minutes, while Manuel Neuer then made a vital save to keep out Diego Godín's close-range effort as a raft of substitutions began to affect the pace of proceedings. The final chance fell to Gomez, whose shot from an acute angle went wide, but it mattered not for Joachim Löw's side as they closed the game out.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.34CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Uruguay

Uruguay

NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
MusleraFernando Muslera (GK)
SchmelzerMarcel Schmelzer
Maxi PereiraMaxi Pereira
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
Substitution66
LuganoDiego Lugano
HummelsMats Hummels
GodínDiego Godín
FriedrichArne Friedrich
Substitution66
Martín CáceresMartín Cáceres
RolfesSimon Rolfes
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
Substitution55
ÖzilMesut Özil
Substitution46
GarganoWalter Gargano
Goal48
Substitution87
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution79
ArévaloEgidio Arévalo
Substitution76
SchürrleAndré Schürrle
Goal35
Substitution58
SuárezLuis Suárez
Yellow Card85
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Substitution79
ForlánDiego Forlán
GomezMario Gomez
Goal20
CavaniEdinson Cavani

Substitutes

BadstuberHolger Badstuber
Substitution66
RamirezGaston Ramirez
Substitution55
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
Substitution66
AbreuSebastián Abreu
Substitution87
KloseMiroslav Klose
Substitution46
EgurenSebastián Eguren
Substitution76
GötzeMario Götze
Substitution79
PodolskiLukas Podolski
Substitution58
TräschChristian Träsch
Substitution79

Coach

Joachim Löw (GER) Óscar Tabárez (URU)

Referee

Olegário Benquerença (POR)

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