Euro 2012 Qualifiers: Germany crush Austria, 6-2


Joahim Low did not have to dig his nose to strike gold. Mario Gotze serves notice that he might be the next best thing to Mesut Oezil who is already the best thing since Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose, and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Then there is the small matter of Thomas Muller and Andre Schurrle. The Germans did not even play in form striker Mario Gomez. They did not need to with so many weapons in hand.
Klose got them started, Oezil inveigled a brace, Podolski chipped in. The Austrians fought back through goals from Marko Arnautovic and Martin Harnik but Gotze and Schurrle coming on as late substitutions buried the hatchet.
Germany have been flawless scoring 22 goals in 7 matches for a full 21 points. They are head and shoulders above Turkey and Belgium in Group A who are in an interesting dogfight for second.

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