Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, 19.06.2017
Australia

3-2 (2-1)
Stindl 5., Draxler pen 44., Goretzka 48. / Rogic 41., Juric 56.

World Champions Germany kicked off their tournament campaign in Olympic city Sochi against Asian champions Australia, triumphing 3-2 in a match that would have been far more comfortable not for a pair of goalkeeping howlers that handed their opponents a lifeline. There were first international goals for Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka, with skipper Julian Draxler netting a penalty just before half time.

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Germany: Leno – Kimmich, Mustafi, Rüdiger, Hector – Goretzka, Rudy – Brandt (63. Süle), Stindl (78. Can), Draxler (c) – Wagner (57. Werner)

Australia: Ryan – Degenek, Sainsbury, Wright – Luongo (46. Kruse), Milligan (c) – Mooy, Rogic (71. Troisi) – Leckie, Behich – Juric (86. Cahill)

Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
Assistants: Joe Fletcher (Canada), Charles Morgante (United States)
Fourth Official: Wilmar Roldan (Colombia)
Video Assistant Referees: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan), Alexander Guzmán (Colombia)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)

Yellow Cards: Goretzka / Sainsbury
Red Cards: – / –

Ball Possession: 59% / 41%
Attempts on Target/Blocked: 8 / 7
Attempts off Target: 10 / 2
Corners: 4 / 1
Fouls Committed: 7 / 12

Attendance: 28,605

Man of the Match: Julian Draxler (Germany)

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