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Queens Park Rangers man Massimo Luongo endures difficult start to Confederations Cup with Australia

PUBLISHED: 10:30 20 June 2017

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Massimo Luongo is representing Australia at the Confederations Cup in Russia (pic: Dave Howarth/PA)

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Massimo Luongo is representing Australia at the Confederations Cup in Russia (pic: Dave Howarth/PA)

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QPR midfielder concedes penalty as Socceroos lose 3-2 to Germany in Sochi

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Massimo Luongo’s Confederations Cup campaign with Australia did not get off to the best of starts as he conceded a penalty in a 3-2 loss to Germany in Sochi.

In the 44th minute, the 24-year-old clumsily fouled Schalke’s Leon Goretzka in the box, with Paris St-Germain forward Julian Draxler converting to give the world champions a 2-1 advantage at the break.

Borussia Monchengladbach’s Lars Stindl had earlier fired the Germans into a fifth-minute lead, before Tom Rogic equalised for the Socceroos in the 41st minute.

Luongo was replaced at the break and watched on from the sidelines as Goretzka extended the lead for Joachim Low’s men in the 48th minute.

However, just eight minutes later, Luzern forward Tomi Juric gave Australia hope of a comeback, though it never materialised.

The Socceroos next face Cameroon in Group B in Saint Petersburg on Thursday, with the losers almost certain to suffer an early exit having both been beaten in their opening games.


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