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Thomas Muller Brace Kick Starts Germany In Euro 2016 Qualifier

Thomas Muller Brace Kick Starts Germany In Euro 2016 Qualifier

Gibraltar were obviously expecting nothing short of a landslide defeat when they faced the world champions Germany in Nurnberg tonight.

However, the part-time minnows managed to go a whole 12 minutes before conceding.

The deadlock was broken when Gibraltar’s goalkeeper let a Shkodran Mustafi cross from the right hit his post.  The ball deflected and fell to the feet of Thomas Muller, who wasted no time in burying it from around seven yards.

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Muller put his name on the scoresheet again in the 29th minute, when the Gibraltar defence gifted him a simple tap-in from a well-placed cross by Lukas Podolski.

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The man who scored the World Cup-winning goal a few months ago— Mario Gotze – saw his excellent recent form continue scoring in the 39th minute.

After playing a neat one-two with Max Kruse on the edge of the area, the Bayern Munich star made it 3-0 with a left-footed strike across beleaguered keeper Jamie Robba.

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Germany were not going to steal all of the limelight though, a minute before the break, Gibraltar had their only shot on target of the first half—and it was sensational  to say the least.

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Liam Walker’s first-time strike from 25 yards was only kept out by a full-stretch save from Manuel Neuer, who had to rush back to his goalmouth to meet the unexpected threat.

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