Australia vs Germany Live Score and Commentary, FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 | AUS 2-3 GER

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 19, 2017 22:28 IST

Australia 2-3 Germany


22:28 (IST)19 JUN 2017

It was a pleasure to bring you all the updates live from Sochi.
This is Shaurya Vineet signing off and you can contact me on Twitter @ShauryaVineet if you have any comments, questions, feedback or queries.
Until next time, goodbye and take care.

22:27 (IST)19 JUN 2017

Germany have got the 3 points, which was not a given towards the end of the game.
It was Joachim Low's side which dominated proceedings in the first half. Stindl scored his first ever goal for the senior national team to give his side the lead in the 5th minute before Rogic was lucky to pull one back for the Socceroos against the run of play. Julian Draxler, the captain, stepped up to the occasion and dispatched a penalty with aplomb on the stroke of half-time to restore Germany's 1-goal lead.

Goretzka - arguably the best player on the pitch - doubled their lead immediately after the restart before Juric capitalized on some poor goalkeeping by Leno to score Australia's second. However, it was not enough as Germany still held on to win the game 3-2.

22:23 (IST)19 JUN 2017

Full-Time: Australia 2-3 Germany

22:22 (IST)19 JUN 2017

90+4' OUTRAGEOUS piece of skill by Mooy to rob Rudy. The ball was going out on the bounce when Mooy goes and flicks it up and over Rudy, with the German international clueless. That was simply outstanding.

22:21 (IST)19 JUN 2017

Germany are happy with keeping the ball. They just want to run down the clock. 

22:20 (IST)19 JUN 2017

90+1' Timo Werner fires wide after an excellent run. The RB Leipzig forward evaded 3 challenges near the halfway line before cutting in and going across the face of goal. He tries to beat Ryan at the far post but it is wide.

22:19 (IST)19 JUN 2017

4 minutes of additional time.

22:18 (IST)19 JUN 2017

89' Goretzka fires over after being set up by Werner, who latched onto an excellent ball by Brandt. 

22:17 (IST)19 JUN 2017

88' Behich makes a run down the left and tries to find Cahill with a cross but Mustafi is there to stop the cross. 

22:15 (IST)19 JUN 2017

87' Substitution: The substitution that we have all been waiting for is here. Tim Cahill joins us. The veteran Australian comes on to replace Juric.

22:12 (IST)19 JUN 2017

83' Germany have got back into their groove and have a half-chance to double their lead. There is a slight ping-pong in the box but no German player can slam it home.

22:10 (IST)19 JUN 2017

80' And Leno it is, redeeming himself once again. A through ball is played to Juric and the forward almost gets on the end of it but for Leno, who sprints out of his box and makes a diving clearance.

22:08 (IST)19 JUN 2017

78' Kruse is denied by Leno with the goalkeeper forced into making another good save. Australia believe here and they are not going down without a fight.

22:05 (IST)19 JUN 2017

77' Substitution: Emre Can comes on to replace goalscorer Stindl.

22:04 (IST)19 JUN 2017

75' OHHH!! Timo Werner almost scores the 4th for Germany.
Werner shrugged off Degenek before side-stepping to evade Sainsbury. The RB Leipzig forward tries to beat Ryan at the near post and although he does succeed with it, his shot cannons of the upright.

22:03 (IST)19 JUN 2017

73' Troisi is denied by Leno. The German doesn't make a mess of this one. Troisi has just been introduced by the Socceroos and he almost makes an instant impact. He has the ball in the middle and is allowed to be in acres of space, the forward tries to curl it into the far corner but Leno is there to stop it.

22:00 (IST)19 JUN 2017

We are into the last 20 minutes of the game and Australia have thrown caution to the wind.

21:59 (IST)19 JUN 2017

70' Substitution: Rogic comes off to be replaced by Troisi.

21:57 (IST)19 JUN 2017

Australia are preparing to send James Troisi on. 

21:57 (IST)19 JUN 2017

68' Leckie bursts down the right flank and tries to square it for Juric in the middle but his cross is cut out in the middle and Germany start from the back.

21:55 (IST)19 JUN 2017

Australia are enjoying possession as they try and find the equaliser here in Sochi. Can they do it?

21:52 (IST)19 JUN 2017

64' Yellow Card: Sainsbury goes into the referee's books for a foul on Werner down the right flank.

21:52 (IST)19 JUN 2017

We have a game on our hand folks and Germany are worried. We are set for a thrilling finish.

21:51 (IST)19 JUN 2017

63' Substitution: Niklas Sule comes on to replace Brandt. 

21:49 (IST)19 JUN 2017

57' Substitution: Germany are the first one to make a change with Timo Werner coming on to replace Sandro Wagner.

21:45 (IST)19 JUN 2017

56' GOAALLL! Australia pull one back, once again, but it is being reviewed.
The GOAL stands and Australia are back in the game, another error by Leno.

From the resulting free-kick, Mooy tried to find the back of the net but his effort crashed against the wall and fell to Rogic. The goalscorer took another shot from outside of the box which deflected off Juric and Leno was unable to gather. The spilled ball fell to Juric - a couple of yards from goal - and he was making no mistakes from there.

21:44 (IST)19 JUN 2017

55' Yellow Card: Leon Goretzka is booked for a foul on Rogic and Australia have free-kick in a very very interesting position.

21:43 (IST)19 JUN 2017

54' Goretzka turns the provider now as he tries to ping a ball into the box to find the run of Brandt but the winger is unable to get there and it is cleared.

21:40 (IST)19 JUN 2017

51' Goretzka makes another run into the box and it was spotted by Rudy who pings an over the top ball into the box but Ryan comes out and punches it clear.

21:37 (IST)19 JUN 2017

Germany start the second half, the same way they ended the first. Kimmich has the ball on the right-hand side and the Bayern Munich man puts in a delicious ball spotting the run of Goretzka, the Schalke midfielder blasts it into the back of the net at Ryan's near post. He deserved that goal.

21:35 (IST)19 JUN 2017

48' GOOOAAAALLL! Goretzka's first ever goal for Germany makes it 3-1. Game Over?

21:34 (IST)19 JUN 2017

46' And Kroos almost instantly makes the impact as he races clear on the goal but the assistant has his flag up.

21:34 (IST)19 JUN 2017

46' Substitution: Australia made a change during the break with Robbie Kruse coming on to replace Massimo Luongo.

21:33 (IST)19 JUN 2017

46' PEEP! And we are underway in the second half.

21:32 (IST)19 JUN 2017

The stadium is not packed to the rafters, here in Sochi. I wonder why?

21:31 (IST)19 JUN 2017

The players are making their way back onto the pitch as we get ready for the restart.

21:28 (IST)19 JUN 2017

What do we have in store for the second half. Tweet me your thoughts and predictions @ShauryaVineet and I will be happy to entertain you. 
We are minutes away from the restart.

21:20 (IST)19 JUN 2017

In a half that was dominated by Germany, Australia got a lucky breakthrough but failed to capitalize on it as they almost instantaneously handed their opposition the chance to restore their 1-goal lead.

21:16 (IST)19 JUN 2017

HALF-TIME: Australia 1-2 Germany

21:15 (IST)19 JUN 2017

44' GOAAALLLL!!!! Julian Draxler steps up and converts to make it 2-1. This is end-to-end stuff.

Germany hit back almost immediately after conceding that goal against the run of play.

Coming back to the penalty, Goretzka - the star of the show for Germany - is brought down inside the box by Luongo and the referee points straight to the spot.

Draxler steps up and drills the ball down the middle, with Ryan diving to his right, to restore his side's one-goal lead. The captain made no mistakes there.

21:15 (IST)19 JUN 2017

43' PENALTY TO GERMANY after Goretzka is brought down inside the box.

21:14 (IST)19 JUN 2017

Rogic bears down on goal through the middle, he is not closed down and the forward tries to beat Leno from range but makes an absolute mess of it as it ricochets off a defender before falling in the path of the Australian, who didn't make any mistake the second time, beating Leno from the edge of the box. In fairness, the goalkeeper should have done better but it somehow squirmed underneath him.

21:12 (IST)19 JUN 2017

41' GOALLLLLL!! Australia have equalised and it is Rogic who has brought them back from the dead.

21:11 (IST)19 JUN 2017

40' A vital clearance by Leckie denies Germany. Stindl makes a run down the right, and he was not going to be caught by any Australian player. Stindl got to the byline before putting in a tantalizing cross across the face of goal but Leckie clears it just above the frame of the goal.

21:09 (IST)19 JUN 2017

37' Australia have fluffed a golden chance here. From the free-kick the ball is swung into the box and it evades everyone and falls just in front of Sainsbury, the defender makes the faintest of connections with the ball and it goes out. He was a few yards from goal and only had Leno to beat but he needed to get a proper connection with the ball.

21:07 (IST)19 JUN 2017

36' Behich is released down the left and the Australian passes is to his teammate but the referee adjudged that he was impeded by Mustafi and the Socceroos have a free-kick.

21:06 (IST)19 JUN 2017

Germany need to add another to ensure they have a two-goal cushion, Australia, meanwhile, would be happy if the scoreline remains the same as we go back in the break,

21:05 (IST)19 JUN 2017

34' Draxler is released down the wings and the German captain cuts in before playing a quick one-two with Stindl, the PSG superstar then puts a through ball into the path of Brandt but it is slightly over-cooked.

21:03 (IST)19 JUN 2017

Germany are wearing black armbands in memory of their former chancellor, Helmut Kohl - who passed away recently.

21:02 (IST)19 JUN 2017

31' Now it is Draxler's chance to test the goalkeeper from ranger as he tries to curl one into the bottom corner from around 25 yards but the shot is off target and Ryan sees it off.
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