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

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GermanyAustria

Goals scored3
 
0
Total attempts18
 
8
Attempts on target12
 
3
off target6
 
4
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
1
Offsides2
 
3
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
21
Fouls suffered20
 
8

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

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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: 07/09/13 0.39CET

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