Germany easily defeated Kazakhstan 3-0 away in Astana to remain on top of Group C, 5 points clear of Sweden after 5 rounds. hardly and overwhelming performance, but solid. Germany took control early and was up two goals. The Kazakhs actually impressed with some good pressure afterwards, until the DFB squad decided to put the match away with the 3rd goal.
For the Germans, the main issue was that Bastian Schweinsteiger and Julian Draxler left injured and our out of the rematch in a few days.
Kasachstan - Deutschland 0:3 (0:2) 0:1 Schweinsteiger (20., Özil) 0:2 M. Götze (22.) 0:3 T. Müller (74., Özil) Attendance: 30,000, Astana-Arena (Astana) KAZAHSTAN Sidelnikov - Gorman , Logvinenko , Dmitrenko , Kirov - Nurdauletov , Baizhanov - Dzholchiev , Khayrullin , Schmidtgal - Ostapenko Subs: 36. Korobkin for Baizhanov 65. Konysbaev for Khayrullin 82. Geteriyev for Ostapenko Reserves: Mokin (GK), Tsirin (GK), Engel, Mukhtarov, Kukeyev, Nuserbaev, Shabalin, Shomko, Tazhimbetov Trainer: Beranek GERMANY: Neuer - Lahm, Mertesacker, Höwedes, Schmelzer - Khedira, Schweinsteiger - T. Müller, Özil, Draxler - M. Götze Subs: 19. Podolski for Draxler 82. Gündogan for Khedira 82. Schürrle for T. Müller Reservebank: Adler (GK),Zieler (Tor), Boateng, Westermann, Gomez Trainer: Löw