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