Soc­ceroos cel­e­brate stun­ning win

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

ONLY hours af­ter be­ing dis­missed as sec­ond-rate, the Soc­ceroos pulled off one of their most stir­ring per­for­mances by hum­bling pow­er­house Ger­many 2-1 in their own back­yard yes­ter­day. Bay­ern Mu­nich pres­i­dent Uli Hoe­ness mocked the Aus­tralian team pre-match, say­ing the friendly was a waste of time and that ‘‘ a match be­tween Bay­ern’s A and B teams’’ would be more in­tense than the Borus­sia Park fix­ture. Hoe­ness and the Ger­man camp may now see the Soc­ceroos in a dif­fer­ent light af­ter be­ing served up a large slice of hum­ble pie in Monchenglad­bach. David Car­ney and Luke Wilk­shire scored two goals in three min­utes in the sec­ond half as the Soc­ceroos col­lected a his­toric vic­tory in front of more than 30,000 spec­ta­tors. Sure, this was not a full-strength Ger­many but it was a qual­ity line-up and in­cluded big names such as Bas­tian Sch­we­in­steiger, Lukas Podol­ski and Thomas Muller. And the taste of vic­tory re­mained aw­fully sweet for the Aus­tralian play­ers fol­low­ing their 4-0 shel­lack­ing from Ger­many at last year’s World Cup in South Africa.

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