Miroslav Klose became Germany's record goalscorer in a comfortable win against Armenia, but forward Marco Reus was ruled out of the World Cup.

Klose, 35, came off the bench to head in his 69th international goal as Joachim Low's side found some rampant form in the final 20 minutes.

But Reus, who was in tears as he left the pitch, picked up an ankle injury and will now not fly to Brazil.

Armenia were level with 20 minutes to go before Germany hit lethal form.

All-time World Cup finals scorers

Ronaldo
  • 15 goals - Ronaldo (Brazil)
  • 14 goals - Gerd Muller, Miroslav Klose (Germany)
  • 13 goals- Just Fontaine (France)
  • 12 goals - Pele (Brazil)

A goalless first-half ended with Borussia Dortmund forward Reus going over an ankle and being replaced by Arsenal's Lukas Podolski.

Podolski made the opener for Chelsea's Andre Schurrle early in the second half, Schurrle flicking in with a delightful backheel at the near post.

Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil hit a post after a lovely move but Germany were then embarrassed when substitute Kevin Grosskreutz gave away a penalty immediately after coming on, bringing down Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who scored from the spot.

The upset was on but a flurry of four goals in 10 minutes killed Armenia off. First Podolski ran on to Ozil's lovely pass and swept home left-footed, defender Benedikt Howedes scored at the second attempt and then crossed for Klose to head in and eclipse Gerd Muller's long-standing national team record.

Klose is the only out-and-out striker in the German squad and can become the leading scorer in World Cup history with two goals in Brazil.

Another substitute, Mario Gotze, then helped himself to a late brace, firing in from another Podolski pass before burying the loose ball after good work from Grosskreutz.

Germany start their World Cup campaign against Portugal on 16 June.

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Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (8)

Germany

  • 22 Weidenfeller
  • 20 Boateng (Großkreutz - 67' )
  • 04 Höwedes
  • 16 Lahm (Özil - 45' )
  • 17 Mertesacker
  • 05 Hummels
  • 06 Khedira (Schweinsteiger - 59' )
  • 18 Kroos
  • 13 Müller (Klose - 67' )
  • 09 Schürrle (Götze - 75' )
  • 21 Reus (Podolski - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Großkreutz
  • 03 Ginter
  • 07 Schweinsteiger
  • 08 Özil
  • 10 Podolski
  • 11 Klose
  • 12 Zieler
  • 14 Draxler
  • 15 Durm
  • 19 Götze
  • 23 Kramer

Armenia

  • 01 Berezovskiy
  • 03 Haroyan
  • 20 Hayrapetyan
  • 07 Yedigaryan
  • 15 Mkoyan
  • 05 Arzumanyan
  • 22 Manucharyan (Tumasyan - 77' Booked )
  • 08 Hovsepyan (Sarkisov - 74' )
  • 14 Movsisyan
  • 18 Mkhitaryan
  • 10 Ghazaryan

Substitutes

  • 02 Khachaturov
  • 04 Voskanyan
  • 09 Yuspashyan
  • 11 Sarkisov
  • 12 Kasparov
  • 13 Beglaryan
  • 16 Daghbashyan
  • 19 Hambardzumyan
  • 21 Tumasyan
  • 24 da Silva
  • 25 Aslanyan-Mamedov
  • 27 Guevgeozián
Ref: Harald Lechner

Match Stats

Shots

28 6

On target

11 2

Corners

8 3

Fouls

9 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Germany 6, Armenia 1.

90:00 +0:27 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Germany 6, Armenia 1.

90:00 +0:11 Booking

Booking Aleksandr Tumasyan (Armenia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89:55

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:55

Foul by Aleksandr Tumasyan (Armenia).

88:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Germany 6, Armenia 1. Mario Götze (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Miroslav Klose.

88:45

Attempt blocked. Lukas Podolski (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Großkreutz.

86:38

Corner, Armenia. Conceded by Roman Weidenfeller.

86:35

Attempt saved. Gevorg Ghazaryan (Armenia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Artur Yedigaryan.

85:46

Attempt missed. Miroslav Klose (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mesut Özil with a cross following a corner.

85:17

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Varazdat Haroyan.

85:16

Attempt blocked. Lukas Podolski (Germany) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Miroslav Klose with a headed pass.

83:26

Attempt missed. Varazdat Haroyan (Armenia) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan following a set piece situation.

82:58

Foul by Miroslav Klose (Germany).

82:58

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Germany 5, Armenia 1. Mario Götze (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lukas Podolski with a through ball.

80:56

Foul by Toni Kroos (Germany).

80:56

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:40

Attempt blocked. Aleksandr Tumasyan (Armenia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

78:15

Corner, Armenia. Conceded by Mats Hummels.

77:32

Attempt missed. Miroslav Klose (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Benedikt Höwedes.

76:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Armenia. Aleksandr Tumasyan replaces Edgar Manucharyan.

75:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Germany 4, Armenia 1. Miroslav Klose (Germany) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lukas Podolski with a cross.

74:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Germany. Mario Götze replaces André Schürrle.

73:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Armenia. Artur Sarkisov replaces Rumyan Hovsepyan.

72:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Germany 3, Armenia 1. Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

72:44

Attempt saved. Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

71:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Germany 2, Armenia 1. Lukas Podolski (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

68:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Germany 1, Armenia 1. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

67:50

Penalty conceded by Kevin Großkreutz (Germany) after a foul in the penalty area.

67:50

Penalty Armenia. Gevorg Ghazaryan draws a foul in the penalty area.

66:38

Offside, Germany. Mesut Özil tries a through ball, but Miroslav Klose is caught offside.

66:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Germany. Kevin Großkreutz replaces Jerome Boateng.

66:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Germany. Miroslav Klose replaces Thomas Müller.

65:49

Attempt missed. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

64:33

Attempt blocked. Lukas Podolski (Germany) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

64:22

Mesut Özil (Germany) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by André Schürrle.

62:51

Attempt missed. Edgar Manucharyan (Armenia) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

62:16

Attempt missed. Jerome Boateng (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

61:00

Offside, Germany. Thomas Müller tries a through ball, but André Schürrle is caught offside.

59:55

Foul by Lukas Podolski (Germany).

59:55

Rumyan Hovsepyan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:25

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Varazdat Haroyan.

58:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Germany. Bastian Schweinsteiger replaces Sami Khedira.

57:20

Corner, Armenia. Conceded by Per Mertesacker.

57:18

Attempt blocked. Gevorg Ghazaryan (Armenia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

57:03

Attempt saved. Sami Khedira (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

55:33

Lukas Podolski (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:33

Foul by Varazdat Haroyan (Armenia).

54:48

Foul by Toni Kroos (Germany).

54:48

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:24

Foul by Benedikt Höwedes (Germany).

53:24

Varazdat Haroyan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Germany 1, Armenia 0. André Schürrle (Germany) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lukas Podolski.

51:25

Foul by Mats Hummels (Germany).

51:25

Yura Movsisyan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:40

Foul by Lukas Podolski (Germany).

49:40

Edgar Manucharyan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:06

Attempt blocked. Sami Khedira (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lukas Podolski.

46:34

Toni Kroos (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:34

Foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia).

45:00

Second Half begins Germany 0, Armenia 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Germany. Mesut Özil replaces Philipp Lahm.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Germany 0, Armenia 0.

45:00 +0:53

Sami Khedira (Germany) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:53

Foul by Rumyan Hovsepyan (Armenia).

44:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Germany. Lukas Podolski replaces Marco Reus because of an injury.

44:54

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

43:16

Delay in match Marco Reus (Germany) because of an injury.

41:09

Foul by Jerome Boateng (Germany).

41:09

Gevorg Ghazaryan (Armenia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:52

Offside, Germany. Mats Hummels tries a through ball, but André Schürrle is caught offside.

40:05

Marco Reus (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:05

Foul by Edgar Manucharyan (Armenia).

39:37

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

38:42

Delay in match Gevorg Ghazaryan (Armenia) because of an injury.

38:12

Attempt missed. Marco Reus (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

37:45

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Rumyan Hovsepyan.

35:13

Attempt saved. Jerome Boateng (Germany) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by André Schürrle.

31:19

Attempt saved. Marco Reus (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas Müller with a through ball.

30:43

Attempt missed. Jerome Boateng (Germany) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marco Reus with a cross following a corner.

30:17

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Levon Hayrapetyan.

27:45

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Robert Arzumanyan.

23:21

Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

21:17

Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

18:47

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Hrayr Mkoyan.

17:37

Marco Reus (Germany) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:37

Foul by Artur Yedigaryan (Armenia).

12:23

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Hrayr Mkoyan.

12:18

Attempt blocked. Marco Reus (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Müller with a through ball.

10:58

Offside, Germany. Thomas Müller tries a through ball, but André Schürrle is caught offside.

9:18

Marco Reus (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:18

Foul by Varazdat Haroyan (Armenia).

8:45

Attempt missed. André Schürrle (Germany) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Philipp Lahm with a cross.

8:27

Attempt blocked. Marco Reus (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by André Schürrle.

5:33

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Gevorg Ghazaryan.

3:08

Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Germany) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

3:02

Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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