Fresh-faced Germans made to sweat in 3-2 win over Australia

Australia's team exercise during a training session at the Fisht stadium in Sochi Russia on Sunday

Lars Stindl marked his tournament debut with a goal after five minutes that was canceled out by Tommy Rogic when the Australia forward fired the ball under Leno.

Parity did not last long as Massimo Luongo clattered into Leon Goretzka to concede a penalty that was dispatched by Julian Draxler - the Paris Saint-Germain winger who had been given freedom to roam to devastating effect.

Despite the odds firmly in the Germans' favour, Australia got a goal back and once again, had Leno to thank for.

Australia, the reigning Asian Cup Champions, are in good form too, excluding a 4-0 hammering in a friendly against Brazil last week.

Leon Goretzka's goal soon after half time seemed to be the death knell for any competitive element to the match.

"If we have a free afternoon perhaps one or two of us will go over there", Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich said ahead of Monday's Group B opener against Australia.

It wasn't just goalkeeper Bernd Leno's two blunders but the way Germany eased off in the second half that bothered Loew. However, Australia have always performed well in their previous matches against Germany.

The gloveman, an ex-team-mate of Robbie Kruse, echoed his manager's thoughts on Australia's key strength. Germany will start their campaign against Australia on Monday.

If Australia are trying to make a statement, they need to first learn exactly where they sit in world football.

The whole camp lamented the missed chances but everyone was happy with the first three points and the opening 45 minutes in particular also showed what the team is capable of.

16' - Goretzka nashes down the right and swings over a fine cross on the half-volley.

"They got in behind a few times and tended to counter attack against them".

"It is definitely a good thing that not everything went well".

"The only way to do that is by playing at this level against the very best and hopefully that composure comes". Tomi Juric was at hand to tap-in after Leno made a mess of a Rogic shot from outside the box in the 56th minute. Australia 1-3 Germany (Goretzka) This is a lovely finish, but Australia are really not paying attention. In the end Ryan made a fine near-post save.

Australia managed to pull another goal back in the 56th minute as Mooy's free-kick deflected into the path of Tomi Juric, who fired home easily.

A simple ball down the flank enough to turn the Socceroos defence on their heels, the cross put on a plate for the in-form Sandro Wanger, who dived to head wide when he should have done better. The ref looks at the footage, but sees no reason to change his decision.

They took the lead when Vidal rose above two defenders to power home a header in the 81st minute from a ideal assist by Alexis Sanchez, who had been ruled out of the starting line-up through injury but came on early in the second half.

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