BERLIN, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) — Germany shocked record world champion Brazil with a deserved 3-2 victory at a friendly match thanks to a powerful performance at outsold Mercedes Benz Arena in Stuttgart on Wednesday.
Germany started highly motivated against harmless Brazil that showed no interest to stage offensive actions.
After goalless 45 minutes, referee Viktor Kassai awarded Germany a penalty at the 61st minute. Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger stepped up to convert the penalty into bottom left to open the scoring.
Only six minutes later, German youngster Mario Goetze shocked unimaginative Brazil with the 2-0 lead when he exploited a through ball to slot home from penalty area.
The record world champion came back when German defender fouled Brazil defender Dani Alves to produce a penalty. Brazil striker Robinho converted the penalty into bottom left to shorten the score to 2-1.
Germany remained unfazed and extended the lead to 3-1 through striker Andre Schuerrle who capitalized on an error by Brazil defence 10 minutes before final whistle.
In the dying seconds of the added time, Brazil striker Neymar shortened the score to 3-2 with a well placed shot from penalty line.
In the next match, the German national squad will face Austria for UEFA European championships playoffs on September 2.