Germany make winning start to Confederations Cup against Australia

Germany make winning start to Confederations Cup against Australia

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 World champions Germany made a winning start to their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 victory over Asian Cup winners Australia in Sochi despite struggling for their best form.

Lars Stindl gave Joachim Low`s side the lead on five minutes before Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic restored parity for their opponents on 41 minutes after some sloppy goalkeeping by Bernd Leno.

A Julian Draxler penalty on 44 minutes and a Leon Goretzka finish on 48 minutes put Germany on easy street, but Tomislav Juric`s finish on 56 minutes kept the contest alive until the closing minutes.

Germany were deserving winners despite never hitting top gear. They face Group B rivals Chile on Thursday with Cameroon – who lost 2-0 to Chile on Sunday night – meeting Australia in a match both countries must win to stay alive in the competition.

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