Bastian schweinsteiger (20.) with his first international goal in 17 months, while mario gotze (22), who had been brought on as a disguised top player, scored a goal.) and thomas muller (74.) scored in front of around 25.000 spectators the goals on the artificial turf of the astana arena.
Already on tuesday it comes in nuremberg to the renewed duel with the only in the second half more courageously playing forward kasachen. The scorer schweinsteiger, who received his second yellow card in the competition and will have to miss the match due to a suspension, will be absent.
"At the break the game was already decided, in the second half we have taken the tempo out and no longer played so consistently. But I think we deserved to win here", low sums up a tense 90 minutes. "We had a hard time at the beginning because the kazakhs were very deep. There was little room to play sensibly offensively, admitted gotze. Schweinsteiger and muller had fun deciding who should be credited with the goal that made it 1-0. "Thomas touches it so that it goes in. Thomas always stands where the ball goes", said schweinsteiger whimsically.