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A snapshot of Australia's loss to Germany

We take a look at the key players and moments that shaped the Socceroos 3-2 Confederations Cup loss to Germany.

A snapshot of Australia's loss to Germany

We take a look at the key players and moments that shaped the Socceroos 3-2 Confederations Cup loss to Germany.

A SNAPSHOT: AUSTRALIA v GERMANY

FIFA Confederations Cup 2017


Germany defeated Australia 3-2

Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia

Australia goals: Tom Rogic (41m), Tomi Juric (56m)

Germany goals: Lars Stindl (5m), Julian Draxler (44m), Leon Goretzka (48m)

IN A NUTSHELL: Germany bombarded Australia in the opening 40 minutes and were unlucky not to have put the game to bed. Tom Rogic's equaliser brought brief parity - within six minutes of his goal, Julian Draxler's penalty and Leon Goretzka added to Lars Stindl's opener and Germany had done enough. Tomi Juric scored a consolation but another Australian equaliser would have been unjust.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Germany captain Julian Draxler was given the official honours but Leon Goretzka was the most influential player. The Schalke midfielder was always in the frame when it counted and deserved his second-half goal.

AUSTRALIA'S BEST: Take a bow Tom Rogic. The Celtic man showed composure to bury his first-half chance at the second effort - and then roared Australia forward to win the free-kick that would bring the Socceroos' second. An eye-catching performance on the end of a fine club season.

MOMENT TO FORGET: Massimo Luongo's sliding challenge from behind was only going to end up one way - with referee Mark Geiger pointing to the spot. If the Socceroos entered halftime at 1-1, who knows what the result might have been?

AUSTRALIA COACH ANGE POSTECOGLOU: "They were way too good ... we did at least crawl back into the game. It's just disappointing. I didn't come here to lose games."

GERMANY COACH JOACHIM LOW: "The first half of the match we played very well, good combinations and everything was under control ... (but) we weren't single-minded in scoring and finishing them."

WHAT'S NEXT: Germany moves on to a clash with Chile that should decide the group winners while Australia enters the last chance saloon against Cameroon on Thursday (Friday 1am AEST).

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