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Lukas Podolski

Nicklas Bendtner

Lukas Podolski, Nicklas Bendtner

Germany 2-1 Denmark, Group B

Sunday, June 17

Lviv

Lukas Podolski marked his 100th international appearance with a goal as Germany secured their place in the last eight of Euro 2012.

The 27-year-old - who will join Arsenal after the tournament - became the youngest European player to reach a century of caps and made the occasion even more special with a goal after 19 minutes against Denmark.

Podolski finished with a flourish when Thomas Muller's low cross found its way to him inside the box, opening his account for the tournament in the process.

Denmark boosted their own hopes of a quarter-final spot when Nicklas Bendtner set up an equaliser for Michael Krohn-Dehli after 25 minutes.

Bendtner has had an impressive tournament and could have won a penalty when he was pulled back as he tried to convert a chance in the second half.

But the Dane will be heading home after Lars Bender secured victory for Germany with a calm finish 10 minutes from time.

Podolski and Germany will face Greece in the last eight - and Per Mertesacker will hope to make his first appearance after another 90 minutes on the bench for the tournament favourites..

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