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Germany: Ozil plays in win over Slovakia

Mesut Ozil in action for Germany

Find out how Mesut Ozil performs for Germany in Group C as they face Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland.  

 

Mesut Ozil GermanyMesut OzilSunday, June 26, Germany 3-0 SlovakiaMesut Ozil played the full 90 minutes of Germany’s 3-0 win against Slovakia. Jerome Boateng opened the scoring with well-taken volley, before Martin Skrtel pushed Mario Gomez in the box to earn Joachim Low’s side a penalty. Ozil's spot-kick was saved by Matus Kozacik. The Arsenal midfielder was then involved in the build-up to Mario Gomez’s strike, before the break before Julian Draxler rounded off the scoring to book Germany’s place in the quarter-finals.Tuesday, June 21, Northern Ireland 0-1 GermanyMesut Ozil was man of the match as Germany secured their place at the top of Group C with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in Paris. The Arsenal playmaker was in fine form throughout, going close to opening the scoring and supplying his team-mates with many chances. Mario Gomez scored the game's only goal in the first half but the world champions would have won by more were it not for the heroics of Michael McGovern, who made a series of impressive saves.

 

Thursday, June 16, Poland 0-0 GermanyMesut Ozil played the full 90 minutes of Germany’s 0-0 draw with Poland. Mario Gotze came closest in a quiet first half when he hit the post in. Arkadiusz Milik had a fantastic opportunity to give Poland the lead moments after the restart, but could not get his header on target. Ozil then forced former Gunner Lukasz Fabianski into a good save late on, but Germany could not find a winner. 

Sunday, June 12, Germany 2-0 Ukraine Mesut Ozil claimed an assist in Germany’s 2-0 win against Ukraine. Shkodran Mustafi opened the scoring when he headed Toni Kroos’ free-kick past Andriy Pyatov. Ukraine had chances to pull level and Jerome Boating was forced to clear the ball off the line in the first half. Ozil had a late chance to double Germany’s lead, but was denied by a good save. The midfielder then ran the length of the pitch before crossing for substitute Bastian Schweinsteiger to finish as Joachim Low’s side took all three points.

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