Germany 6-2 Austria
Germany's World Cup preparations gathered pace with a demolition of Austria in Leverkusen but the victory was tarnished by an injury to key midfielder Sebastian Deisler.
The 22-year-old was stretchered off the pitch in the 18th minute after injuring his right knee which was operated on earlier this year.
He had collapsed to the turf after a tackle from
Austrian striker Rolf Landerl and was taken to
Initial reports suggested that the Hertha Berlin player, who has only recently returned from a long injury break, may be out of the World Cup.
But Germany's assistant coach Michael Skibbe insisted the injury was not as serious as first thought.
"He took a knock on the knee which has already been injured," said Skibbe.
"The doctors have said that there is nothing serious, but he will have to have a scan."
Germany coach Rudi Voller has already lost defenders Jens
Nowotny and Christian Worns and midfielder Mehmet Scholl through injury.
In the BayArena, striker Miroslav Klose gave his hopes of leading Germany's attack in Japan and South Korea a massive boost with a hat-trick.
Klose opened the scoring after 15 minutes after a cross from Deisler and added another in the 29th minute. Midfielder Marco Bode put the Germans 3-0 up in the 36th minute.
Only a minute later, Rene Aufhauser pulled a goal back for the Austrians and straight after the interval Roman Wallner cut the deficit to one.
But in the 53rd minute Klose headed home from a Jens Jeremies cross.
Bode bagged a second on 70 minutes and before the end substitute Daniel
Bierofka, who is not on the World Cup roster, added the sixth to complete the rout.
Team chief Rudi Voeller did not use Bayer Leverkusen
players, who lost the Champions League earlier this week
2-1 to Real Madrid.
Germany: Oliver Kahn, Torsten Frings (Christian Rahn, 86),
Christoph Metzelder, Thomas Linke, Christian Ziege (Joerg
Heinrich, 46), Jens Jeremies (Frank Baumann, 73), Marco
Bode (Daniel Bierofka, 81), Dietmar Hamann, Sebastian
Deisler (Sebastian Kehl, 22), Carsten Jancker (Oliver
Bierhoff, 73), Miroslav Klose (Gerald Asamoah, 67).
Austria: Roland Goriupp, Michael Baur, Ernst Dospel,
Ferdinand Feldhofer (Paul Scharner, 63), Harald Cerny, Rene
Aufhauser, Roman Maehlick, Roman Wallner (Richard
Kitzbichler, 67), Markus Weissenberger (Markus Hiden, 75),
Andreas Herzog (Roland Brunmayr, 53), Rolf Landerl.