However, Socceroos head coach Ange Postecoglou refuses to believe the Germans can be considered as inexperienced underdogs.
Tomi Juric gave Australia hope by getting a goal back in the 56th minute by cleaning up a rebound after Leno spilled a shot that had deflected off the Australia man's arm, and the goal stood after a quick check by the video replay system.
"It's been a while since we faced African opposition and Cameroon are a very good side".
Peter Smith with AustraliaAustralia go into their first ever match against Cameroon on the back of a mixed performance against Germany.
The opening half-hour saw Australia on the ropes, with Stindl's fifth-minute opener bringing fears of a belting. The scorer of 48 goals for his country to date, Cahill will be 37 years and 198 days old on Thursday and will become the second-oldest goalscorer in the history of the competition should he find the back of the net against Cameroon.
Germany got off to the flawless start as they went 1-0 up in the fifth minute through Stindl who smashed in a superb cutback from the right.
Germany could have been out of sight before the half-hour mark as they constantly unlocked a pass-orientated back three their visitors looked vulnerable in.
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Massimo Luongo took down Goretzka three minutes after the Socceroos had drawn level to concede a penalty kick and Draxler slotted home to make it 2-1 at half time. Joshua Kimmich set up the goal, finding Goretzka in space with a through ball, and Goretzka lofted the ball into the top corner, over Mat Ryan.
Another fine Rogic run drew a free-kick which Juric scrambled home when goalkeeper Bernd Leno fumbled.
"It's pleasing to score but in the end it doesn't count for too much", he shrugged.
"It's no fault of the players to be fair to them". From that point of view I'm always proud of them.
In terms of the result, it's a loss and it falls on me.
"It is conceivable that we will play different systems in the tournament, even maybe during a game. Unfortunately we lost tonight".
"The Confederations Cup is a great gift", Germany coach Joachim Loew said Sunday through a translator, "because it will help us in the run up to next year and the following years to reach our goals and improve our players". Today, we have the opportunity to see these two teams square-off yet again in their Confederations Cup match today from Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht, in Sochi, Russia, and both teams have excellent records since their last Cup matchup in 2005. Whatever changes the Socceroos decide to make for their second outing, they will be sticking to their positive, proactive approach.
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