30 Mar 2011

Socceroos beat Germany

10:57 am on 30 March 2011

The Australian football team has beaten Germany 2-1 in a friendly in Moenchengladbach to exact revenge for its World Cup group stage defeat last year.

David carney and Luke Wilkshire scored within three minutes in the second half to grab the win.

The hosts, who crushed Australia 4-nil in South Africa, were missing five starters and Germany coach Joachim Loew made eight changes to the team that beat Kazakhstan on the weekend to top its Euro 2012 qualifying group, bringing in several young players.