BVB internationals: Early goals inspire Austria, Germany to wins

France v Germany - International Friendly
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Borussia Dortmund duo Niclas Füllkrug and Marcel Sabitzer were both in action on Saturday evening, as Germany and Austria claimed wins on the back of early goals.

Germany went up against France in a blockbuster friendly match on Saturday, with Kai Havertz starting ahead of Borussia Dortmund striker Niclas Füllkrug in attack. Julian Nagelsmann's side made a dream start to the game, and took the lead through Florian Wirtz after just seven seconds.

The Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder found the top corner with an excellent strike from outside the box after being picked out by the returning Toni Kroos.

Germany then doubled their lead in the 49th minute after Jamal Musiala dribbled past the France goalkeeper before squaring the ball to Havertz, who made no mistake from close range. Füllkrug came on in the 80th minute and helped Germany see out the win.

Also on Saturday, Austria needed only six seconds to open the scoring in their friendly against Slovakia. RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Christoph Baumgartner dribbled his way past several defenders, before finding the bottom corner with a precise finish from the edge of the box. Andreas Weimann then made sure of the win in the 82nd minute.

Marcel Sabitzer was on the pitch for the entire game. He came close to scoring with a free-kick, nearly created an own goal, and also helped set up Austria's second goal. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder captained his country to their fourth straight win.

Germany's next game will see them face the Netherlands on Tuesday, while Austria will be in action against Turkey on the same day.