World Cup Qualifier: Ho-hum

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

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