World Cup Qualifier: Ho-hum, part II

The rematch was another ho-hum performance by Germany, without it’s strongest lineup and once again playing without a striker. The DFB squad came out strong and pressed, wrapping things up by halftime and then taking off for the pub at halftime to drink some Tucher-Pils. The Kazakhs gave a reasonable account of themselves again, but were clearly out of their league. Actually, they should be happy, since the Germans hit the wood about 6 times I counted, so they easily could have lost around 10-1. Of course the Kazakh goal was due to another Neuerism, as he lost the ball like a wanker in front of the goal. So another 3 points on the way to Brazil, not much else to say about this one.

Deutschland	 - 	Kasachstan      4:1 (3:0)
	

1:0  Reus (23., Özil)
2:0  M. Götze (27., Lahm)
3:0  Gündogan (31.,  Özil)
3:1  Schmidtgal (46., Dzholchiev)
4:1  Reus (90., Gündogan)

Attendance: 43,500 - sold out (Grundig-Stadion, Nürnberg)

GERMANY:
Neuer - 
Lahm, Mertesacker, Boateng, Schmelzer - 
Khedira, Gündogan - 
T. Müller, Özil, Reus - 
M. Götze    

Subs:
90. Jansen for Reus

Reserves:
Adler (GK), Zieler (Tor),
Westermann, S. Bender, Herrmann, Podolski, Schürrle

Trainer: Löw

KAZAHKSTAN:
Sidelnikov - 
Gorman, Dmitrenko, Mukhtarov, Kirov - 
Nurdauletov - 
Konysbaev, Korobkin, Engel, Schmidtgal - 
Ostapenko   

Subs:
46. Dzholchiev for Nurdauletov
64. Kukeyev for Ostapenko
78. Shomko for Konysbaev

Reserves:
Mokin (GK), Tsirin (GK),
Logvinenko, Geteriyev, Khayrullin, Nuserbaev, Shabalin, Tazhimbetov

Trainer: Beranek

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