International Friendly: Mesut Ozil Scores But World Champions Germany Suffer Shock Defeat In Austria (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

2nd, June 2018

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  1. Cheaplad says:

    If you follow Germany’s games in the past, which I did, you will notice Germany tends to lose / draw the friendlies before the tournament…… they just didn’t care to win. I guess they want to let their rivals off-guard a bit.

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