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

Lineups

Germany

Germany

Austria

Austria

1Neuer (GK)1Almer (GK)
3Schmelzer
46
2Garics
78
6Khedira
59
3Dragovic
8Özil4Pogatetz
81
11Klose
33
81
82
5Fuchs (C)
13T. Müller
88
6Ivanschitz
67
16Lahm (C)7Arnautovic
68
17Mertesacker8Alaba
18Kroos
51
9Weimann
37
20Boateng11Harnik
21Reus
44
90+2
19Veli Kavlak
80

Substitutes

12Adler (GK)12Lindner (GK)
22Zieler (GK)23Özcan (GK)
2Bender
82
10Junuzovic
4Höwedes
46
13Suttner
5Hummels14Sabitzer
68
9Schürrle15Prödl
10Draxler
90+2
16Burgstaller
67
14Kruse17Klein
78
83
19Sam18Leitgeb
23Gomez20Hosiner
21Janko
22Ortlechner

Coaches

Joachim Löw (GER) Marcel Koller (AUT)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

Press kits

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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