Germany suffered a shock defeat in Klagenfurt on Saturday, with the world champions going down 2-1 to Austria.
Germany started brightly and took the lead after just 11 minutes, with Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil capitalising on a poor clearance from goalkeeper Jörg Siebenhandl and producing a fine finish.
The Manchester City pair of Leroy Sané and Ilkay Gündogan both started, however, Jogi Loew’s side couldn’t build on their lead.
The Austrians deservedly got back on level terms early in the second-half, courtesy of a fine volley from defender Martin Hinteregger after a looping David Alaba corner.
On 67 minutes, Loew sent on Timo Werner and Marcos Reus for Julian Brandt and Sané.
However, it was the hosts who would score the decisive goal soon after, with Alessandro Schöpf slotting home from a Stefan Lainer cut-back.
The game would in defeat for the Germans, a result which Loew will no doubt be hoping gives his charges a kick up the backside ahead of Russia.