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Unbeaten Germany coast past Kazakhstan

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 21.15CET
Kazakhstan 0-3 Germany
Joachim Löw's side remain unbeaten at the top of Group C after two goals in three minutes midway through the first half set up a routine win.
by Felix Röber
from Astana
Unbeaten Germany coast past Kazakhstan
Thomas Müller is congratulated after scoring the third goal for Germany ©Getty Images

Match statistics

KazakhstanGermany

Goals scored0
3
Total attempts7
 
20
Attempts on target2
 
5
off target2
 
6
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners3
 
5
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
4
Fouls suffered4
 
8

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 21.15CET

Unbeaten Germany coast past Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 0-3 Germany
Joachim Löw's side remain unbeaten at the top of Group C after two goals in three minutes midway through the first half set up a routine win.

Germany remain unbeaten at the top of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C after easing to victory against Kazakhstan in Astrana.

Two goals in quick succession from Thomas Müller, diverting in a Bastian Schweinsteiger effort, and Mario Götze put the initially stuttering visitors on track in the Astrana Arena, before Müller rounded off the scoring in the second half.

Germany dominated possession from the outset, but things did not immediately click in the final third for one of the qualifying round's most prolific sides. After 20 minutes, however, the visitors reverted to type as Schweinsteiger picked up a ball inside the area, showed great control and fired in a right footed half-volley that took a telling deflection off Müller to open the scoring.

The advantage was doubled by Götze within 120 seconds. Müller created confusion amongst the Kazakhstan defence, allowing the Dortmund midfielder to fire in from just inside the penalty area. Joachim Löw's side continued to dictate the pace of the game, although only the crossbar prevented the hosts from pulling a goal back, as Ulan Konysbaev left it rattling with a fine effort – Kazakhstan's best chance of the game.

Müller put the match to bed in the 74th minute, slotting in from ten metres after superb link-up play between Götze and Mesut Özil. It was Germany's fourth win in five games, and the Mannschaft will hope for a repeat performance when they host Kazakhstan in Nuremberg on Tuesday.

Last updated: 28/03/13 15.05CET

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