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Germany maintain perfect record

Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 21.45CET
Kazakhstan 0-3 Germany
Joachim Löw's team made it four wins out of four in Group A with three second-half goals in Astana.
Germany maintain perfect record
Lukas Podolski celebrates Germany's third goal with Heiko Westermann (left) ©Getty Images

Match statistics

KazakhstanGermany

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts9
 
21
Attempts on target2
 
7
Attempts off target5
 
12
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
7
Offsides3
 
2
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
8

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 21.45CET

Germany maintain perfect record

Kazakhstan 0-3 Germany
Joachim Löw's team made it four wins out of four in Group A with three second-half goals in Astana.

Second-half goals from Miroslav Klose, Mario Gómez and Lukas Podolski helped Germany to a fourth successive victory in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group A and left Kazakhstan still seeking their first point.

Klose broke the resistance of the well-organised, disciplined home side three minutes after half-time with his sixth goal of what is shaping up to be another prolific campaign. The FC Bayern München striker suffered a thigh injury soon after, however, and was replaced by club-mate Gómez, who doubled the lead before Podolski added a third five minutes from time.

Joachim Löw's visitors – unchanged from Friday's win against Turkey  fashioned the first chance after six minutes when Klose's solo run resulted in the ball falling for Podolski, who shot over. Thomas Müller then failed to score from a tight angle and Klose's header cleared the crossbar as Kazakhstan seemed content to concede territory and possession to their opponents.

Toni Kroos's effort which was parried by Andrei Sidelnikov was the best the visitors could muster until shortly before the break when Sami Khedira threatened with two headers, the second of which hit the top of the crossbar. The breakthrough arrived after 48 minutes, however, as Mesut Özil's pass inside from the left found Podolski, who set up Klose for his 58th international goal.

Kazakhstan responded with the lively Heinrich Schmidtgal narrowly missing the top corner, and then forcing Manuel Neuer into his only save of the night with a fierce left-footed drive. Müller then fired over after being set clear by Özil, a miss which almost proved costly when Schmidtgal set up Sergei Khizhnichenko, who failed to connect cleanly when well placed on the penalty spot.

Gómez quelled any hopes Kazakhstan had of claiming a famous result when he finished off Podolski's through ball on 76 minutes. Provider turned scorer late on by surging past several defenders and beating Sidelnikov with a low shot.

Last updated: 17/11/10 11.14CET

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Lineups

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Germany

Germany

1
SidelnikovAndrei Sidelnikov (GK)
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
2
GeteriyevKazbek Geteriyev
5
WestermannHeiko Westermann
3
KirovAleksandr Kirov
6
KhediraSami Khedira
4
AbdulinRenat Abdulin
Yellow Card37
8
ÖzilMesut Özil
Substitution79
10
ZhumaskaliyevNurbol Zhumaskaliyev (C)
10
PodolskiLukas Podolski
Goal85
11
KhizhnichenkoSergei Khizhnichenko
Substitution79
11
KloseMiroslav Klose
Goal48
Substitution55
13
NurgaliyevAzat Nurgaliyev
Substitution63
13
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Substitution71
15
SchmidtgalHeinrich Schmidtgal
14
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
16
PopovAleksei Popov
16
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
18
AzovskiMaksim Azovski
17
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
19
IrismetovFarkhadbek Irismetov
Yellow Card60
Substitution68
18
KroosToni Kroos

Substitutes

12
MokinAleksandr Mokin (GK)
22
AdlerRené Adler (GK)
6
SkorykhSergei Skorykh
12
WieseTim Wiese (GK)
7
AverchenkoEvgeni Averchenko
Substitution63
4
RietherSascha Riether
8
DarabayevAslan Darabayev
15
TräschChristian Träsch
14
RozhkovMikhail Rozhkov
Substitution68
19
CacauCacau
Substitution79
17
ChernyshovVladislav Chernyshov
21
MarinMarko Marin
Substitution71
20
FinonchenkoAndrei Finonchenko
Substitution79
23
GomezMario Gomez
Substitution55
Goal76

Coach

Bernd Storck (GER) Joachim Löw (GER)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Assistant referees

Cristian Nica (ROU), Aurel Oniţă (ROU)

Fourth official

Teodor Crăciunescu (ROU)

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