Germany beaten on Neuer return

By Mutala Yakubu
Alessandro Schopf's goal gave Austria a first win over Germany in 10 meetings
Alessandro Schopf's goal gave Austria a first win over Germany in 10 meetings

Germany captain Manuel Neuer's comeback ended in defeat by Austria in a friendly delayed by 105 minutes because of heavy rain in Klagenfurt.

Goalkeeper Neuer, out since September with a broken foot, returned just 15 days before his country's World Cup defence begins against Mexico.

Mesut Ozil pounced on a goalkeeping error to give Germany the lead.

Manuel Neuer was playing for the first time since appearing for Bayern Munich against Mainz on 16 SeptemberBut Martin Hinteregger equalised with a superb angled volley before Alessandro Schopf steered in the winner.

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It ensured Austria their first win over Germany in 32 years and maintained Franco Foda's 100% record since becoming their coach last November.

Source:BBC