Qualifying round (Group C) - 26/03/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time) - Frankenstadion - Nuremberg
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Dortmund-fired Germany too good for Kazakhstan

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 23.15CET
Germany 4-1 Kazakhstan
Borussia Dortmund trio Marco Reus, Mario Götze and İlkay Gündoğan earned Germany an eight-point cushion at the Group C summit.
Dortmund-fired Germany too good for Kazakhstan
Mario Götze wheels away after scoring Germany's second against Kazakhstan ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GermanyKazakhstan

Goals scored4
 
1
Total attempts27
 
3
Attempts on target9
 
1
off target18
 
2
against woodwork5
 
1
Corners5
 
2
Offsides1
 
2
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
11
Fouls suffered11
 
6

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 17:04 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 23.15CET

Dortmund-fired Germany too good for Kazakhstan

Germany 4-1 Kazakhstan
Borussia Dortmund trio Marco Reus, Mario Götze and İlkay Gündoğan earned Germany an eight-point cushion at the Group C summit.

Germany won 4-1 against Kazakhstan in Nuremberg to open up an eight-point lead atop FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C.

Joachim Löw's side were 3-0 victors against the same opposition in Astana on Friday and always looked likely to make similarly light work of things on home soil. Goals from Marco Reus, Mario Götze and İlkay Gündoğan set the hosts on their way before Heinrich Schmidtgal's lifeline just after half-time. Reus restored Germany's three-goal cushion in the final minute.

The Borussia Dortmund playmaker had opened the scoring with a low right-foot shot from 20 metres midway through the first period. As was the case on Friday, a second quickly followed thanks to club-mate Götze, who tapped in after a splendid solo run by captain Philipp Lahm.

Dominant in the face of their deep-lying visitors, Germany all but wrapped up the points through Gündogan's effort just after the half-hour. Manuel Neuer's lapse allowed Schmidtgal to give Kazakhstan a glimmer of hope, but normal order was soon resumed, with keeper Andrei Sidelnikov required to keep down the score. He was finally breached again late on, Reus icing the cake for the hosts, who do not resume their campaign until the 6 September visit of Austria. Kazakhstan welcome the Faroe Islands on the same day.

Last updated: 27/03/13 0.46CET

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Lineup

Germany

Germany

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1Manuel Neuer (GK)22Andrei Sidelnikov (GK)
3Marcel Schmelzer2Aleksandr Kirov
6Sami Khedira4Mukhtar Mukhtarov
8Mesut Özil5Mark Gurman
13Thomas Müller6Kairat Nurdauletov (C)
Substitution46
14İlkay Gündoğan
Goal31
7Ulan Konysbaev
Substitution78
16Philipp Lahm (C)8Viktor Dmitrenko
17Per Mertesacker9Sergei Ostapenko
Substitution64
19Mario Götze
Goal27
16Heinrich Schmidtgal
Goal46
20Jérôme Boateng20Konstantin Engel
21Marco Reus
Goal23
Goal90
Substitution90
21Valeri Korobkin

Substitutes

12René Adler (GK)1Aleksandr Mokin (GK)
22Marc-André ter Stegen (GK)12Anton Tsirin (GK)
2Sven Bender3Yuri Logvinenko
5Heiko Westermann10Marat Khairullin
7Marcell Jansen
Substitution90
11Pavel Shabalin
9André Schürrle13Kazbek Geteriyev
10Lukas Podolski14Zhambyl Kukeyev
Substitution64
15Patrick Herrmann17Tanat Nusserbayev
18Dmitri Shomko
Substitution78
19Daurenbek Tazhimbetov
23Baurzhan Dzholchiyev
Substitution46

Coach

Joachim Löw (GER) Miroslav Beranek (CZE)

Referee

Halis Özkahya (TUR)

Assistant referees

Çem Satman (TUR), Volkan Narinç (TUR)

Fourth official

Mete Kalkavan (TUR)

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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