Grundig Stadion - Nuremberg 26/03/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Germany - Kazakhstan
4-1
 

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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

Germany
Kazakhstan

4

Goals scored

1

27

Total attempts

3

9

Attempts on target

1

18

off target

2

0

blocked

0

5

against woodwork

1

5

Corners

2

1

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

6

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

6

Lineups

Germany

Germany

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1Neuer (GK)22Sidelnikov (GK)
3Schmelzer2Kirov
6Khedira4Mukhtarov
8Özil5Gurman
13T. Müller6Nurdauletov (C)
46
14Gündoğan
31
7Konysbaev
78
16Lahm (C)8Dmitrenko
17Mertesacker9Ostapenko
64
19Götze
27
16Schmidtgal
46
20Boateng20Engel
21Reus
23
90
90
21Korobkin

Substitutes

12Adler (GK)1Mokin (GK)
22ter Stegen (GK)12Tsirin (GK)
2Bender3Logvinenko
5Westermann10Khairullin
7Jansen
90
11Shabalin
9Schürrle13Geteriyev
10Podolski14Kukeyev
64
15Herrmann17Nusserbayev
18Shomko
78
19Tazhimbetov
23Dzolchiyev
46

Coaches

Joachim Löw (GER) Miroslav Beranek (CZE)

Referee

Halis Özkahya (TUR)

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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: 08/05/14 5.43CET

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