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Austria beat Germany to Group 2 spoils

Beaten by Germany in last season's semi-finals, Austria gained revenge in impressive style with a 5-1 matchday three victory as both teams progressed.

Daniel Ripic was a key figure for Austria
Daniel Ripic was a key figure for Austria ©Getty Images

Holders Germany and Austria both win first two qualifiers to reach elite round
Timo Werner scores hat-trick in 6-0 defeat of Kazakhstan
VfB Stuttgart forward also on target in 3-0 victory against Latvia
Austria edge out Latvia 1-0 despite Daniel Ripic's missed penalty
Hermann Stadler's side beat Kazakhstan by same 1-0 scoreline
Austria demolish Germany with 5-1 matchday three victory, Ripic and Marko Kvasina both scoring twice

Full results and standings

Reaction
Hermann Stadler, Austria coach
It was a real help that we'd already qualified after two games. We had enough time to analyse Germany's play and we had an idea how we could beat them. Tactically, the players did great work. Germany were the favourites for our game and for the whole mini-tournament but after the first half we showed that we deserved to be winners and to take first place in the group.

Elite round draw: 3 December