Fußball Arena München - Munich 06/09/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Germany - Austria
3-0
 

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World Cup in sight as Germany see off Austria

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 23.45CET
Germany 3-0 Austria
Joachim Löw's team edged closer to the 2014 FIFA World Cup thanks to goals from Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos and Thomas Müller.
by Philip Röber
World Cup in sight as Germany see off Austria
Miroslav Klose is mobbed by his Germany team-mates ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Germany
Austria

3

Goals scored

0

18

Total attempts

8

12

Attempts on target

3

6

off target

4

9

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

1

2

Offsides

3

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

21

20

Fouls suffered

8

Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:07 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 23.45CET

World Cup in sight as Germany see off Austria

Germany 3-0 Austria
Joachim Löw's team edged closer to the 2014 FIFA World Cup thanks to goals from Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos and Thomas Müller.

Germany remain five points clear in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C thanks to a comfortable victory against Austria in Munich on a night when Philipp Lahm collected his 100th international cap.

The home team's unbeaten record in qualifying rarely looked under threat after Miroslav Klose scored his 68th international goal to equal Gerd Müller's haul just after the half-hour. Toni Kroos extended Germany's lead six minutes into the second half and FC Bayern München team-mate Thomas Müller completed a fine display late on.

Austria goalkeeper Robert Almer was the star of the show in the opening exchanges, expertly denying Marco Reus before scurrying backwards to clear Klose's header off the line. However, he was helpless to prevent the SS Lazio forward turning in Müller's pinpoint centre shortly after. Marcel Koller's men responded with intent, David Alaba and Aleksandar Dragovic both forcing Manuel Neuer into action.

Andreas Weimann misfired in front of goal at the start of the second half, yet Austria's momentum was punctured when Kroos's rasping 25-metre drive found the top corner of their net. Germany proceeded to dominate and broke through their visitors' defence again when Müller finished off a sweeping team move. Joachim Löw's team can book their place at next summer's World Cup if they beat the Faroe Islands on Tuesday and Sweden fail to overcome Kazakhstan.

Last updated: 08/05/14 4.38CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Austria

Austria

1Manuel Neuer (GK)1Robert Almer (GK)
3Marcel Schmelzer
Substitution46
2György Garics
Substitution78
6Sami Khedira
Yellow Card59
3Aleksandar Dragovic
8Mesut Özil4Emanuel Pogatetz
Yellow Card81
11Miroslav Klose
Goal33
Yellow Card81
Substitution82
5Christian Fuchs (C)
13Thomas Müller
Goal88
6Andreas Ivanschitz
Substitution67
16Philipp Lahm (C)7Marko Arnautovic
Substitution68
17Per Mertesacker8David Alaba
18Toni Kroos
Goal51
9Andreas Weimann
Yellow Card37
20Jérôme Boateng11Martin Harnik
21Marco Reus
Yellow Card44
Substitution90+2
19Veli Kavlak
Yellow Card80

Substitutes

12René Adler (GK)12Heinz Lindner (GK)
22Ron-Robert Zieler (GK)23Ramazan Özcan (GK)
2Sven Bender
Substitution82
10Zlatko Junuzovic
4Benedikt Höwedes
Substitution46
13Markus Suttner
5Mats Hummels14Marcel Sabitzer
Substitution68
9André Schürrle15Sebastian Prödl
10Julian Draxler
Substitution90+2
16Guido Burgstaller
Substitution67
14Max Kruse17Florian Klein
Substitution78
Yellow Card83
19Sidney Sam18Christoph Leitgeb
23Mario Gomez20Philipp Hosiner
21Marc Janko
22Manuel Ortlechner

Coach

Joachim Löw (GER) Marcel Koller (SUI)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Milovan Ristić (SRB), Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)

Fourth official

Milenko Vukadinović (SRB)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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