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Sep 10, 2013 at 7.45pm UK
Faroe Islands
0-3
Germany

Gregersen (73')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Mertesacker (23'), Ozil (74' pen.), Muller (84')

Result: Germany ease to win against Faroe Islands

Germany score three times against the 10-man Faroe Islands to claim all three points in their World Cup Group C fixture.

Germany have inched closer to qualifying for the 2014 World Cup finals with a 3-0 victory over the Faroe Islands.

The victory in Torshavn means that Joachim Low's side are now five points clear of second-placed Sweden at the top of Group C with two more rounds of matches remaining.

However, things started with a scare for the Germans as in the very first minute the Faroes created a chance through captain Frodi Benjaminsen, but Manuel Neuer made the save.

Four minutes later Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil combined outside the penalty box but the former's final effort was inches wide of the target.

Then in the 10th minute Miroslav Klose tested Gunnar Nielsen with a powerful shot before Julian Draxler saw his attempt saved by the Faroes goalkeeper.

Germany eventually surged ahead midway through the first half when Per Mertesacker turned home from a corner just moments after Klose had been denied by the post.

The Lazio striker came close again on the half-hour mark but was kept out by Nielsen.

The Germans continued to create chances in the second half, with Ozil, Draxler and Khedira all coming close, the latter being denied only by the post on 68 minutes.

Then in the 74th minute Ozil doubled Germany's advantage from the penalty spot. Atli Gregersen brought down Thomas Muller inside the box and was given his marching orders, and the Arsenal playmaker slotted home from 12 yards.

Muller himself wrapped up the scoring six minutes from time, lashing home Philipp Lahm's cross from close range.

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Germany's striker Miroslav Klose and midfielder Toni Kroos celebrate after the second goal for Germany during the FIFA World Cup 2014 group C qualifying football match of Germany vs Austria on September 6, 2013
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