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85'
M. Meyer
J. Draxler
84'
J. Weigl
S. Khedira
72'
J. Brandt
M. Götze
72'
A. Sørloth
J. King
67'
R. Jenssen
S. Johansen
61'
O. Selnæs
M. Henriksen
60'
S. Khedira
Assist
60'
T. Müller
Goal
51'
S. Johansen
Yellow Card
49'
J. King
Yellow Card
49'
S. Khedira
Yellow Card
45'
T. Müller
Assist
45'
J. Kimmich
Goal
15'
T. Müller
Goal
3
2
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
3
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 0 8
Total Passes 278 790

Commentary

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Norway were not in this contest at all, having been outplayed from start to finish. Per-Mathias Hogmo's side's chances will not hinge on matches like this, but he will be desperate to see an improvement in their next round of matches.
Germany begin the defence of their World Cup crown with a comfortable 3-0 win over Norway. Thomas Muller was at his best this evening to notch a brace, while also creating his side's other goal for Joshua Kimmich. Joachim Low will be delighted with his team, who barely put a foot wrong in Oslo.
FULL-TIME: NORWAY 0-3 GERMANY
90' + 3' The referee ends the contest.
90' + 1' Muller almost caps his display with a second assist as he drives into the box, but his attempted cut back for Ozil just doesn't give the Arsenal man enough room to strike at goal.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
89' SHOT! The home side press for goal in the dying stages a Nordtveit collects on the edge of the box from a half-cleared corner. He strikes with power towards the target, but it strikes his team-mate Sorloth and bounces away from goal.
87' CHANCES! Norway spurn the chance of a consolation goal as Diomande misses his kick at the back post as a corner found him unmarked. Germany then missed a decent opening of their own as Brandt sliced his strike wide when in a decent position.
M. Meyer
J. Draxler
Germany
85' Draxler makes way for Meyer.
J. Weigl
S. Khedira
Germany
84' Weigl replaces Khedira for the final stages of the match.
83' CHANCE! Brandt comes close again as Ozil's cross into the box causes problems. Muller steers the ball into the path of his team-mate who tries to smash his strike past Jarstein from a tight angle, but the keeper makes a good reaction save.
82' Kimmich gets the better of Diomande on the right, which results in the Hull man taking him out on the sidelines. He avoids the booking due to the leniency of the referee.
80' Germany's use of the ball in the second half has been excellent. So much so they're really beginning to frustrate the Norway players, who have been lucky to escape bookings on more than one occasion.
78' Norway will be delighted to keep the scoreline the same at the moment. They've shown no desire to push forward over the last few minutes in a desperate bid to get back into the game.
76' CHANCE! Brandt almost notches a fourth goal for the visitors after beating his man on the edge of the box. He lets fly with a powerful left-footed strike, but Jarstein was able to make the stop.
74' Norway waste a decent attacking platform as Diomande collects the ball on the flank, but his cross fails to beat Howedes at the near post.
J. Brandt
M. Götze
Germany
72' Brandt comes on for the final 17 minutes in place of Gotze.
A. Sørloth
J. King
Norway
72' Sorloth replaces King, who has had a tough evening.
71' An uncharacteristic mistake from Kimmich for the first time this evening sees him spurn a chance to raid into the final third. The full-back just failed to take the ball in stride on the touchline, sending it out for a throw-in.
69' The tempo of the match has dropped significantly since the third goal. Germany seem quite content to be patient by knocking the ball around the at the back. They've lacked the same urgency since all but killing the match off.
R. Jenssen
S. Johansen
Norway
67' Jenssen replaces Johansen in Norway's second change.
65' Hector sends the ball into the feet of Gotze on the edge of the box, and he twists to fire a strike at goal, which is deflected over the bar by Hovland.
63' Kimmich raids into the space down the right flank and sends his cross into the box. Norway clear but only as far as Kroos on the edge of the box. The Real Madrid meets the ball first time on the half-volley, sending his strike narrowly past the post.
O. Selnæs
M. Henriksen
Norway
61' Selnaes comes on the field to replace Henriksen.
S. Khedira
Assist
Germany
60' Khedira ends a fine move from the visitors by sending his cross into the box for Muller to score.
T. Müller
Goal
Germany
60' WHAT A GOAL! Germany extend their lead to 3-0 as Muller notches his second of the game. His finish was routine, but the play before it was outstanding from every man in a black shirt as they played what appeared to be 50 passes before Khedira sent a cross into the box for Muller to convert. 
58' Germany are keeping the ball with incredible accuracy on the edge of the Norway box. They're pulling the red shirts one way then the other attempting to find a gap in their defences.
56' Draxler surges into the final third before tripping over his own feet. Ozil takes over on the edge of the box and attempts to carve out space for the strike, but Tettey makes an important block.
54' Aleesami runs out of options on a forward run down the left under pressure from Kimmich, sending the ball behind for a goal-kick.
52' Draxler cannot make Norway pay from the set-piece as he hammers his effort into the wall, allowing the home side to hammer the ball clear.
S. Johansen
Yellow Card
Norway
51' Johansen heads into the book for catch Kroos, handing Germany a free-kick in a decent position.
50' A promising spell of possession for Norway is ended by Johansen being caught offside as he attempted to latch on to Henriksen's pass. Not the best look for the captain as he didn't make a strong enough effort to get back onside.
J. King
Yellow Card
Norway
49' King lashes out at Khedira for pulling him back and goes into the book himself.
S. Khedira
Yellow Card
Germany
49' An early booking for Khedira in the second half as he tugs King's shirt to prevent him from breaking away.
46' We're back underway in Oslo.
Norway have had brief moments in the game, but Joshua King was unable to take the two chances that came his way. Per-Mathias Hogmo will want to see more urgency from his players in the second half to at least make an impact in the contest.
Germany have been extremely impressive in the first half and thoroughly deserve their two-goal lead at the break. Thomas Muller displayed his predatory instincts in the box to put his team ahead, and he was also involved for the second to tee up Joshua Kimmich, who finished in style.
HALF-TIME: NORWAY 0-2 GERMANY
T. Müller
Assist
Germany
45' Muller continues his fine game by setting up Kimmich with a fine pass to send the full-back into the area.
45' The referee ends the first half.
J. Kimmich
Goal
Germany
45' GOAL!!! Germany double their lead with a fine finish from Kimmich. It's a sublime move from the visitors as Ozil feeds Muller, who in turn lays a delightful pass for the run of the full-back. He didn't let his side down when in position by firing across Jarstein into the bottom corner.
43' Germany patiently knock the ball around the edge of the box, waiting for space to appear in the home side's defences. However, the red shirts don't break and Die Mannschaft are forced out wide.
41' Fortunately for the Norway skipper Ozil's cross was poor and cleared by Hovland. The home side cannot afford to concede a second goal before the break, and errors like Johansen's increase the pressure on their backline.
40' Johansen catches Khedria late, allowing the visitors to threaten with a free-kick just outside the area on the right flank.
38' A long ball over the top of the Germany defence interests King and he tries to beat Howedes in a foot race, only for Neuer to races off his line and hammer the ball downfield with a big left boot.
37' Kimmich has also enjoyed the freedom of the right flank, but this time he lets his side down with a poor cross into the box that is claimed with ease by Jarstein.
36' Kroos has been pulling the strings from the midfield this evening with relative ease. He has had so much time on the ball as the home side have opted to sit back against Die Mannschaft.
34' A sore one for Diomande as he leaps with Howedes and both men fail to make contact with the ball. Unfortunately for the Hull City man he smacks into the ground with pace, leaving him wincing and holding his hip.
32' CHANCE! Kimmich finds further space down the right flank and sends his cross towards the near post. Muller is unmarked and guides his headed effort towards the target, but Jarstein makes an easy claim under his crossbar.
30' The home side have a shoot on sight policy this evening as King collects 25 yards from goal and opts to strike with power towards the net. On this occasion he drags his shot wide of the post.
29' Jarstein is alert to the danger from Draxler's excellent run. The keeper races off his line to smother the ball at the feet of the winger after it looked as though he would reach Kroos' throughball.
27' Norway waste an opportunity from a free-kick as Johansen attempts to dink his chip over Hector, but the left-back clears the danger with ease.
25' Neat football from Germany almost sees Muller notch his second goal of the game as Draxler raids into the left inside channel. He cuts the ball back across the face of goal for Muller, who tries to turn it towards the back post for Kimmich. His effort is deflected and almost wrong foots Jarstein, but he just manages to reach the ball before it crosses the line.
23' CHANCE! King is played through the Germany backline and surges towards the penalty area. He has support from Berisha on the right, but he opts to smash his effort at goal, sending his strike well over the bar.
21' Hector has been a constant threat in the opening stages of this match and he almost gets in behind the Norway defence again, only to see the ball trickle behind from Hummels' pass.
19' A rare foray forward for Norway as Tettey surges into the Germany half and lets fly with an ambitious strike from distance. However, his effort lacks accuracy and sails harmlessly wide of the post.
17' Almost a second for Germany as Kroos releases the run of Kimmich in the inside right channel. The defender smashes his effort towards the near post drawing a fine save from Jarstein. Ozil attempts to latch on to the rebound, but Tettey clears the danger.
T. Müller
Goal
Germany
15' GOAL!!! Germany take the lead as Muller's strike trickles into the net. The home side failed to clear the danger from an Ozil pass into the box and the Bayern forward capitalised on a slip from Nordtveit to guide his strike through the hands of Jarstein.
14' Kimmich makes a run down the right flank and cuts back inside to drive into the box. He goes down after passing Aleesami and appeals for a penalty, but the referee dismisses his claims.
13' Khedira sees space between Jarstein and the Norway defence and attempts to drop his lofted pass between them for Gotze to run on to. However, the keeper races off his line to claim inside his box.
12' The visitors are beginning to find space in the Norway half a bit too easily, which is allowing them to threaten. The home side are backing off and dropping deep that only plays into the hands of Kroos and Ozil.
10' SAVE! Jarstein makes a fine save to keep his side level by denying Howedes from close range. Muller found space to fire a ball across the face of goal and Howedes stuck out a leg to send a strike to the near post, only for the Norway keeper to make a good reaction stop.
9' Germany probe into the final third again and Hector tries to release Draxler into the inside channel, but Hovland gets across to divert the ball out for a corner.
8' WIDE! Draxler raids down the left flank and whips the ball towards the near post. Muller meets it with a header, only to send his effort narrowly past the post.
6' Norway pile red shirts into the penalty area for the set-piece, but Kimmich gets his head to the ball first from the corner and Die Mannschaft hack the ball away.
5' CHANCE! Hummels slips on the flank allowing King a free run into the box. The striker attempts to beat Howedes, but loses his composure allowing the defender to knock the ball behind for a corner.
3' Slow start to the match as Germany knock the ball around the back before sending it long for the run of Draxler, only it to skip off the surface and head out for a goal-kick.
1' We're underway in Oslo.
The players are out on the pitch and the anthems are underway, so we the action should start shortly.
Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Howedes, Mats Hummels, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and Julian Draxler all come into the team, with Gotze leading the line for Die Mannschaft.
Injuries have restricted Low's options for the contest, while Bastian Schweinsteiger played his final match for his country during the week. It's a much changed line-up from the team that defeated Finland as there are eight changes in total.
Hogmo names a line-up with one up front this evening as Bournemouth's Joshua King spearheads the attack, closely supported by Markus Henriksen. Alex Tettey and Stefan Johansen will occupy the middle of the park, while Even Hovland and West Ham United's Havard Nordtveit anchor the back four.
Germany subs: Weigl, Leno, Tah, Mustafi, Brandt, Ter Stegen, Bellarabi, Meyer.
Germany (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Kimmich, Howedes, Hummels, Hector; Khedira, Kroos; Muller, Ozil, Draxler; Gotze.
Norway subs: Nyland, Stranberg, Grytebust, Selnaes, Berget, Rogne, Abdellaoue, Samuelsen, Eikrem, Sorloth, Linnes, Jenssen.
Norway (4-4-1-1): Jarstein; Svensson, Hovland, Nordtveit, Aleesami; Diomande, Johansen, Tettey, Berisha; Henriksen; King.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
Both teams were in action during the week in friendlies, with Germany recording a comfortable 2-0 win over Finland through goals from Max Meyer and Mesut Ozil. Meanwhile, Norway were on the receiving end of a 1-0 defeat to Belarus as Sergey Krivets notched the only strike of the game.
Norway failed to reach the tournament in France during the summer after losing to Hungary in their play-off clash last year. Per-Mathias Hogmo survived the defeat, but he and his side will have a point to prove by putting forward strong displays to reach the World Cup in Russia in two years time.
Joachim Low's men begin the defence of their crown in the Ullevaal Stadion, two years removed from their triumph in Brazil. Die Mannschaft will be eager to get back to winning ways following their semi-final defeat to France in the Euros, preventing them from holding both titles at the same time.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the World Cup qualifying clash between Norway and Germany in Oslo.
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