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Austria - Germany
International friendlies - 2 June 2018
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There's the whistle! Austria claim their first win over their neighbours for the first time in 32 years!
It seemed Germany were coasting to victory at the half-time break but Franco Foda's side turned the game on its head with two goals in the second-half.
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There will be TWO minutes of additional time to play.
- OffPeter ZuljAustria
- OnFlorian KainzAustria
Austria sub: Florian Kainz replaces Zulj for the last couple of minutes.
Great defensive work by Rudy who tracks back and makes a vital clearance, intercepting Zujl's teasing cross.
Kimmich's corner delivery again finds Gomez but his knock-down is partially cleared by the Austrian defend. The loose ball falls to Reus who can only blaze his shot over the bar.
Gomez is found by Werner's clipped ball to the back post but his first-time volley is deflected behind for a corner.
- OffMarko ArnautovicAustria
- OnGuido BurgstallerAustria
Austria sub: Arnautovic has run his heart out this evening and goes off to a standing ovation. The Manchester United target is replaced by Guido Burgstaller.
Austria are heading for their fifth consecutive victory - and on this showing will prove a tough test for their next opponents Brazil.
Free-kick to Germany, Reus takes. It's curling towards the back post but Siebenhandl jumps highest to claim. The Austrian goalkeeper has done well to recover from his early mistake which gifted Germany the lead.
- OffNils PetersenGermany
- OnMario GómezGermany
Germany sub: Mario Gomez, winning his 74th cap, replaces the ineffective Petersen.
- OffMesut ÖzilGermany
- OnJulian DraxlerGermany
Germany sub: Ozil makes way for Draxler. Despite his goal, it has been yet another below-par performance by the Arsenal midfielder.
- OffAlessandro SchöpfAustria
- OnMoritz BauerAustria
Austria sub: The home side's goalscorer Schopf is replaced by Moritz Bauer.
For now Germany are playing some patient football, waiting to see if a hole will appear in Austria's rigid defensive line.
Julian Draxler is preparing to come on for Germany. Will he provide the spark missing in midfield for Joachim Low? He has around 15 minutes to make an impact.
You have to love Germany's official Twitter account though. Just have a look at this...
Austria have been much the better side since the restart and undoubtedly deserve their lead.
- GoalAlessandro SchöpfAustria
GOAAAAAALLLLL! Austria 2-1 Germany
The hosts turn this game on its ahead - they now lead against the world champions!
Lainer does brilliantly to keep a switched-ball in play, he cuts it back to Schopf who drills the ball into the bottom corner.
- OffJulian BrandtGermany
- OnTimo WernerGermany
Double Germany sub: Marco Reus and Timo Werner replace Brandt and Sane.
Zulj snaps at a shot and fires wide from the edge of the box. Austria continue to ask the more probing questions.
It's a lazy effort from Ozil who smashes his free-kick straight at the Austrian wall.
Prodl dives in on Sane, conceding a free-kick on the edge of the Austrian penalty box. Had this not been a friendly, it's likely the defender would have been shown a yellow card for that challenge.
Germany continue to live dangerously as they concede another corner but they survive for now, clearing the resulting set-piece.
Austria look the much better side at the moment. Germany are bailed out by Kimmich who has to be alert to head a devilish cross away from goal, with Arnautovic lurking behind.
Here is proof of Austria's stunning equaliser...
Neuer reads the game well to collect Grillitsch's driven cross.
- OffIlkay GündoganGermany
- OnLeon GoretzkaGermany
Germany sub: Leon Goretzka, who is set to join Bayern Munich in the summer, replaces Gundogan.
TOP CLASS SAVE!
Alaba's genius pass releases Arnautovic but Neuer is off his line quickly, makes himself big and produces another wonderful save from point-blank range!
- GoalMartin HintereggerAustria
GOAAAAALLLLL! Austria 1-1 Germany
Hinteregger levels the scores with an absolute peach! He is unmarked at the back post to rifle Alaba's cross first-time into the corner of the net. Probably the best goal the Austrian will ever score!
A bright spell for Austria, this - they win a corner now.
A real chance for Austria goes begging. Alaba charges forward and unloads a shot from inside the box, but can't keep it down. He was probably too cute there, trying to find the top corner.
I am slightly surprised Ozil remains on the pitch for the second-half - the Arsenal playmaker was hobbling towards the end of the first period.
Some things never change...
Germany sub: Sebastian Rudy replaced Khedira at the break.
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And we are underway in the second period.
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And that's that for the first-half, folks. Mesut Ozil's 11th-minute strike separates the sides at the break, but Germany haven't been at their best.
A sloppy ball from Kimmich gifts Schopf possession on the left side of his own penalty area. He crosses for Arnautovic but the Austrian striker is caught flat-footed and Neuer scoops up the danger. Germany get away with one.
There is some concern for Ozil as the Arsenal forward is limping after taking a knock a few moments ago. He may be replaced at half-time - watch this space.
Khedira is fouled right on the edge of the Austrian penalty box. Sane steps up to take it... but curls his left-footed effort miles over the bar. Joachim Low is livid on the touchline. The Germany manager must be concerned by his side's performance in this first-half.
Sane rolls the ball across the face of goal for Brandt whose shot is goal-bound, but Prodl throws himself in front of it and makes the block.
Germany fail to clear Alaba's free-kick delivery... the hosts work it into the path of Prodl but it comes too quickly for the Austrian who spoons his effort well over the bar.
Rudiger is caught on the wrong side of Schopf and fouls the Austrain forward. The visitors have a free-kick on the left flank...
Khedira is late on Grillitsch but fortunately for the Germany midfielder the referee Pavel Kralovec is in lenient mood as he keeps his cards in his pocket.
Alaba slips in Grillitsch who appears to be caught in two minds on whether to cross or shoot and in the end he rather toe-pokes the ball and Neuer makes the save.
The hosts work the ball into the penalty area for Zulj who swivels and fires a shot at goal but it's straight down the throat of Neuer who collects easily.
Alaba appears to catch his Bayern Munich club team mate Kimmich with a flailing arm. No love lost there.
To say it has been a cautious opening from Austria would be an understatement. They are sitting much too deep, and Arnautovic has been left isolated up front.
Arnautovic loses possession for Germany and here comes Sane breaking forward for the visitors with lightening pace... but his attempted through-ball to Petersen is intercepted.
STAT: Ozil has now scored in all four of Germany's previous meetings with Austria.
Brilliant play by Sane, until the finish. Beautiful quick feet from the Man City forward as he tricks his way to the by-line but his cross is over-cooked and the ball rolls out for a goal-kick on the opposite side.
Austria work the ball into a wide area and win their first corner of the match. The resulting set-piece is cleared by the head of Sule.
Brandt is released one-on-one with the Austrian goalkeeper and is favourite to double Germany's advantage... but his shot is turned wide by the slightest of touches by Siebenhandl. Top save!
Schopf slides the ball down the line for Alaba who drills in a low cross into a packed Germany penalty box and Sule gets quite fortunate as his sliced clearance is gathered by Neuer.
Schopf tests the ability of Neuer once more with a low, powerful effort but again the Germany No 1 is equal to it.
Ozil with the chance to double Germany's advantage... but he doesn't connect cleanly with his first-time effort from the edge of the box and Siebenhandl makes a straight forward save.
And now a mistake from Neuer! Clearly the German goalkeeper is still rusty. His distribution is equally as poor as Sibenhandl's a few minutes ago but Schopf can only shoot straight at the Bayern Munich shot-stopper.
Austria had been playing quite well until they shot themselves in the foot.
- GoalMesut ÖzilGermany
GOAAAAALLLLL! Austria 0-1 Germany
Austria put themselves in real trouble as they try to play out from the back. The goalkeeper Sibenhandl's kick is straight at Ozil who punishes the home side's carelessness as he curls the ball into the top corner.
Gundogan forces a corner, Germany's first of the evening. It's taken short and the visitors end up working the ball backwards to their own goal.
Here is an opportunity for Austria to break. Schöpf leads the charge but his optimistic through-pass searching for Arnautovic is slightly behind the West Ham forward.
Gundogan clips a teasing ball into the home side's penalty box, hoping to find the run of his club team mate Sane. But the Austrian defence stands firm and they head it clear.
First touches of the ball for Arnautovic who twists and turns as he drives Austria forward, but eventually he loses out to Rudiger.
There are a few Premier League players on display this evening.
Germany are knocking the ball around confidently in the opening stages. The surface has survived the heavy rain - it looks absolutely fine.
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We have had to be patient, but the match finally gets underway. Austria take the kick-off.
It's time for the national anthems of Germany first and then hosts Austria. Kick-off, unbelievably, is NEXT!
Over an hour and a half later than planned, the players are making their way out onto the pitch. Finally, we are going to get some football - this better be worth it!
Sorry for all of the confusion, but Germany's Twitter account has the latest update...
Good things happen to those who wait - the players are warming up on the pitch and it seems like the game is going ahead!
There is to be another pitch inspection at 18:15. The rain was pelting it down a while back but conditions have since improved.
It's a tough call for the referee, but let's hope this game goes ahead this evening.
Oi you, wake up! The officials are to make a final decision on whether this match can go ahead at 18:00.
The rain has eased slightly. The referee is now kicking the ball along the surface, much to the delight of the supporters who are cheering every touch! Now all he needs to do is slip...
While you are waiting on Austria and Germany to start, why not tune into England vs Nigeria? I hear the visitors' kit is really funky...
The estimated kick-off time is now 17:35, but the rain is still coming down and I'm not entirely optimistic we will be underway in 25 minutes.
Thomas Mueller and Mats Hummels did travel with the Germany squad for this one, with Low allowing the duo an extra day of rest.
Both players are still working their way back to full fitness and have stayed at the side's training camp in Italy with Jerome Boateng who is also targeting a return to action shortly.
Toni Kroos arrived in Italy today after a brief break following his Champions League victory with Real Madrid.
And with that, you have time to nip to the kitchen to grab yourself a coffee!
No idea what time this game is due to kick-off now, but I will keep you posted.
DID YOU KNOW?
Germany have won 25 of their 39 matches against Austria, including the last nine in a row. They last lost 4-1 in 1986.
One man who will be determined to put on a show this evening is Austria striker Marko Arnautovic, who is currently being watched by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
The West Ham forward said it was a "great honour" to have Mourinho watching the team and today represents another opportunity to impress the Portuguese.
Austria may not have qualified for the World Cup but they are in fine form having won their last six matches and keeping a clean-sheet in their last three.
Believe it or not, Germany haven't won a match since October! But everyone knows they are a tournament team...
As expected, Manuel Neuer starts for Germany. The goalkeeper hasn't played a competitive game since September through injury, but has a chance this evening to prove his fitness ahead of the World Cup.
Judging by this video, the Bayern Munich no 1 looks up to the challenge...
GERMANY TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Rudiger, Sule, Hector, Gundogan, Khedira, Brandt, Ozil, Sane, Petersen.
AUSTRIA TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Siebenhandl, Prodl, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Schopf, Baumgartlinger, Alaba, Grillitsch, Lainer, Zulj, Arnautovic.
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Joachim Low's side play their penultimate warm-up before heading to Russia.