Germany beat Australia 3-2
A youthful Germany side weathered a second-half fightback by Australia to open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over the Socceroos on Monday in Sochi.
Goals by Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka, either side of a penalty by Julian Draxler, saw Germany home to leave them second in Group B behind Chile, who they face in Kazan on Thursday
Celtic midfielder Tommy Rogic had made it 1-1 in the first half and Tomi Juric added Australia's second after the break from a goal that was allowed to stand despite a suggestion of handball leading to a review from the video assistant referee.
The Socceroos then had a string of late chances to equalise, but Germany held out.