“It’s been a very good game. I liked the way Holland played but they were punished at the back. Germany were very efficient and Gomez scored two good goals. But Holland aren’t out. They can score three, four or five goals in a game.”
Germany striker Mario Gomez: “We beat Portugal, we beat the Netherlands, we have six points after two matches, what else could you ask for?
“My goal against Portugal was very important for me. The coach and the important players always backed me, that was important, because the last three days were very difficult for me. Despite my goal I was criticised very harshly.”
Netherlands: Stekelenburg, Van Der Wiel, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Willems, Nigel De Jong, Van Bommel, Robben, Sneijder, Afellay, van Persie. Subs: Vorm, Bouma, Kuyt, Huntelaar, Vlaar, Schaars, Strootman, Luuk De Jong, Narsingh, Boulahrouz, Van der Vaart, Krul.
Germany: Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Ozil, Podolski, Gomez. Subs: Wiese, Gundogan, Schmelzer, Howedes, Schurrle, Klose, Bender, Mertesacker, Kroos, Gotze, Reus, Zieler.
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Netherlands 0-1 Germany (Mario Gomez, 24 mins)
Class. Sheer class. Mario Gomez may have looked erratic throughout Bayern Munich’s Champions League campaign, but he has now scored his second goal of this tournament with a quite brilliant bit of striking. Bastian Schweinsteiger picks him out with a crisp pass, and after a superb first touch and balletic turn, the big man steers in. Quality.
Netherlands 0-2 Germany (Mario Gomez, 38 mins)
Mario Gomez is on fire! The Bayern block combine to craft another clinical strike. Gomez plays it to Thomas Mueller, he finds Bastian Schweinsteiger who slides Gomez in again. The angle is against the striker but he just lifts it over the goalkeeper and into the corner.
Netherlands (Robin van Persie) 1-2 Germany