Australia
Germany
Confederations Cup R1
Fisht Olympic Stadium
2017-06-19T15:00:00+00:00
Attendance
28,605

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 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.

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GOALS

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.

Lars Stindl goal

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.

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