Low: Germany dominated Norway

Germany head coach Joachim Löw was pleased to see his team kick off their World Cup qualification campaign with a 3-0 win over Norway in Oslo on Sunday.

Thomas Müller bagged a brace with goals in the 15th and 60th minutes, and also assisted a goal from Joshua Kimmich on the stroke of half-time as the world champions cruised to three points at Ullevaal Stadion.

"We played well and dominated the match," Löw said. "Norway weren't the most difficult opponents to play against today, however we moved the ball around well and kept our shape.

"It was good to take the lead so early on with such a typical Thomas Müller goal. That will do him good for the rest of the season.

"We let our opponents have one or two chances which frustrated me, however, that can't always be prevented. In fact, Norway didn't really have any proper chances. In the first 20-30 minutes the full-backs got forward and played a lot of balls up the pitch."

The Germans are in qualification Group C for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they will also face Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, and San Marino in the coming months.

"Of course there are areas we can improve on, such as making the most of our chances and getting forward quicker when we win back possession," Löw added.

"That was difficult to do today because Norway sat so deep and we were often trying to find a way through a wall of players. We have to improve our runs and incisiveness in the last 30 minutes of the match."

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