The Caltex Socceroos have opened their FIFA Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 loss to Germany after pushing the reigning world champions all the way in Sochi.
GAME IN SUMMARY
* Germany dominated the first half but Australia hurt them just before the break with a Rogic rocket.
* The VAR was called on for Australia’s second goal before it was finally officially awarded to the green and gold.
* Australia's second half was much better as they pushed the Germans all the way.
Lars Stindl Germany, 5’: 0-1
Australia got exposed down the right, the Germans got in behind, into the box and the cutback was smashed home by Stindl.
Tom Rogic Australia, 40’: 1-1
Rogic found space in between the central defenders, and from just outside the box his first effort rebounded back to him and he made the Germans pay with a sizzling low strike underneath the German keeper
Julian Draxler Germany 43’ (pen): 2-1
Luongo was adjudged to have fouled a German player and Draxler stroked home the go-ahead goal just before the break.
Leon Goretzka Germany 47’: 3-1
Goretzka’s run into the box was found with a perfectly weighted ball and on an angle he smashed it past Ryan.
Tomi Juric Australia 56’: 3-2
Rogic’s power strike was spilled by Leno and Juric was on the spot to stroke home Australia’s second from right in front.
Caltex Socceroos push Germany but lose opener
The Caltex Socceroos have opened their FIFA Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 loss to Germany after pushing the reigning world champions all the way in Sochi. Re-live Caltex Socceroos v Germany as it happened in the Match Centre here GAME IN SUMMARY * Germany dominate
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