Severin Freund and Richard Freitag were the stand-out performers as host nation Germany claimed victory in the men's team event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup in Willingen.
Freund’s jump of 149 metres was the longest of the day, earning him a total of 152.9 points, while Freitag leapt 141m for 135.4 in difficult conditions.
Team-mates Andreas Wellinger and Andreas Wank added scores of 127.9 and 122.4 respectively to give the Germans an overall winning total of 538.6.
Norway’s quartet of Andreas Stjernen, Daniel Andre Tande, Kenneth Gangnes and Johann Andre Forfang, the country’s best performer with a jump of 140.5m, finished second with 538.0.
They were followed in the pecking order by Austria’s Stefan Kraft, Manuel Poppinger, Manuel Fettner and Michael Hayboeck on 506.2, repeating their third place finish from this season’s first competition in Klingenthal, Germany.
It was a day to forget for the Slovenian team though, finishing fourth on 487.3 with Four Hills tournament winner Peter Prevc producing one of his worst jumps of the season, 124m.
In fifth place was Czech Republic, who could only manage a total of 463.9 after disappointing displays from Jan Matura and Lukas Hlava.
The individual competition of the World Cup in Willingen is due to start tomorrow.