Germany too weak to stop impressive Austria


Long Absentee, Manuel Neuer makes a come back after been sidelined since September last year.

But he made his long-awaited comeback which wasn’t enough to save the world cup winners overturn a surprise 2-1 defeat over impressive Austria.

Though heavy rain hit Klagenfurt shortly before kick-off but it wasn’t enough to hinder the Austrians from getting a win over their neighbours.


Before the game officials undertook three separate pitch inspections, the game finally started an hour and 45 minutes later than originally scheduled.

However, that uncertainty did little to disrupt Mesut Ozil, who took advantage of an early error from Austria goalkeeper Jorg Siebenhandl to give Joachim Low’s side an 11th-minute lead.

Yet Austria were a much tougher proposition in the second period, with Martin Hinteregger and Alessandro Schopf scoring fine goals to seal a memorable triumph over their neighbours and stretch their winning streak to an impressive seven games.