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Germany takes major step towards Euro

Deutschland macht gro?en Schritt Richtung EuroMario Gomez maintains the German winning streak (copyright) SID-IMAGES/AFP/SAMUEL KUBANI-

A big step has succeeded thanks to a double packs by Mario Gomez towards EURO 2012 the national team. In a 2-1 against Austria, the Elf was the sixth victory.

Vienna (SID) - Mario Gomez has defeated his trauma and saved the clean slate of the German national football team in the European Championship qualification. The top scorer in the Bundesliga was with a header hit in the 90. minute for the fortunate 2-1 (1-0),-Sieg at the rival Austria - and that in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, where he was awarded a huge chance from three metres miserably in the EM game 2008.

44. Per minute, Gomez had already on the ball to the 1-0 stumbled upon the line - Paus shortly after Arne Friedrich (50) however made an own goal to compensate. However, stood at the end of the sixth victory in the sixth game on the road to Euro 2012 in Poland and the Ukraine. The team of national coach Joachim Low sovereign leads Group A with 18 points, serious followers are not in sight.

At the season-closing the DFB selection meets on Tuesday also in a European Championship qualifier in Baku on Azerbaijan with the former national coach of Berti Vogts.

The owner of the House, which after two defeats against Belgium (0-2) and Turkey (0-2) with their backs to the wall and played for their last chance in the European Championship qualifiers, began highly motivated and had the first opportunity, as the Stuttgart just missed Bundesliga legionnaire Martin Harnik the German goal with a header. The response followed the DFB selection prompt: first threatened the ball after a one-two with Mesut Ozil free-standing on the body by Gomez (7), then a powerful 20 m shot from Lukas Podolski brushed, with 88 now caps most experienced player in the team, only the crossbar.

The Austrians searched for the open exchange of blows, but the DFB selection celebrated the more dangerous attacks. With quick combinations, she brought their opponents in the early stages several times in fix. Bad luck had again with a header after a free kick by Toni Kroos Gomez (13).

After about 25 minutes, the hosts could build attack pressure for the first time. The German defense had it not always confidently, survived the phase but harmless. The German fans, of which before the game about a hundred after riots in the city centre were taken until after the end of the game in custody, up to the half-time break in vain on more goals dangerous actions of their team waited on the offensive.

In contrast to the 2: 1 on the last Sunday in the Morenz against Uruguay could again use Low on Sami Khedira. The use of Real Madrid midfielder who six weeks because of a muscle injury was canceled, was still uncertain until shortly before kick-off.

Scorer Gomez played the solo in the attack after Miroslav Klose against Uruguay suffered a rib rebound and had to leave. As well as Klose Bastian Schweinsteiger, the DFB selection missing injured and per Mertesacker, which are made but not negative impact.

It was the German team before moving to cresting, Gomez only caused concern in Austria's defensive. That was, on the other side under other Harnik as a constant source of unrest.

Replaced were the hosts of the cabin and took their chance - however by Frederick, the cross of Hoffenheimers David Alaba, Harnik and Erwin Hoffer best actor of the Austrians, unsustainable turned for new over the line.

The hit was the logical consequence. The hosts were much more aggressive after half-time and suspected their chance for the big coup. Of sovereignty or playful class was to see at the DFB Elf in the second half. To convince managed only the Dortmund mats Hummels in his sixth match in the Premier League.