So to end off the first round of matches at the 2017 Confederations Cup it was the 2014 World Champions Germany vs The Socceroos from Australia…
This was not your typical German team on paper, many of the household names left out…Australia must’ve thought this was their chance to win their first game against Germany after 3 previous meetings but…
…it took just 5 minutes for Lars Stindl to open the scoring for The German Machine.
While Germany domintated the first half Australia managed to eqaulise in the 41st minute, this was short lived however as Julian Draxler converted from the spot to help Germany regain the lead in Sochi before half-time.
The second half began with a bang even without any of the big names in Russia, The Germans showed why they should still be feared as World Cup winners by extending their lead in the 48th minute…the score now 3-1 but hey I was still rooting for the underdogs in this game.
The Socceroos gave me something to scream about when they scored in the 56th minute after a check by the video assistant referee, Australia got their goal through Tomi Juric….the score 3-2 to Germany.
Unfortunately for me and Australia this was the final score as Germany took the 3 points and made it 4 wins out of 4 against the Soccerooooooos.
A game filled with goals and with plenty of matches to come I think this was just the start of something great in Russia….all teams have now opened their account at the 2017 Confederations Cup.
Have you chosen you Champion yet???