Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


Philipp Lahm (l.) and Thomas Müller (r.) made helped Germany record a 3-0 win over neighbours Austria to <br> maintain their five-point lead at the top of World Cup qualifying Group C Before the game began, a moment was taken to honour Germany captain Lahm (2nd r.), who was making his 100th appearance for his country. Former captain and team-mate Michael Ballack led (r.) led the appreciations Toni Kroos (l.) was give a starting berth in the German midfield following an injury to Bastian Schweinsteiger, while former Werder Bremen forward Marko Arnautovic (r.), now of Stoke City, lined up for Austria The home side began to dominate possession early on, and after Kroos had gone close, Sami Khedira (l.) curled a shot wide Miroslav Klose (l.) was chasing Germany legend Gerd Müller's goalscoring record of 68 goals. He was off target with his first effort,... ...but made up for that miss not long afterwards when he converted Thomas Müller’s cross to open the scoring Austria enjoyed little goal threat in the first half, as Martin Harnik (l.) was isolated, giving Manuel Neuer (r.) a quiet opening half Dortmund's Marco Reus (l.) was a constant threat for Germany in the second half and helped set up the hosts' second and third goals of the match Austria did create chances in the second period and Manuel Neuer was forced to make a number of saves to prevent the visitors from finding a goal FC Bayern München's Toni Kroos doubled Germany's lead shortly after the restart with a brilliant effort from the edge of the penalty area... ...and Thomas Müller completed a 3-0 win for the hosts with two minutes remaining when he tapped substitute Benedikt Höwedes' cut-back into an empty net
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