Germany keen to beat Denmark and top group

Jun 17, 2012, 07:37 IST | AFP

After two wins already at Euro 2012, a confident Germany are aiming to beat Denmark on Sunday in Lviv to finish top of Group B and set up a quarter-final near their base here in Gdansk.

Having twice flown to the Ukraine for their respective wins against Portugal and Holland, Germany return to Lviv aiming to beat the Danes and book their place in the Gdansk quarter-final on Friday against the Group A runner-up.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

With three goals here including two against Holland and the winner against Portugal Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has converted his club form to German colours.

“The good thing with Mario is that he needs almost zero chances and still scores,” said Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who described Gomez’s goals as a “precious commodity” for the Germans.

Coach Joachim Loew said his side have their destiny in their own hands. “We’ve opened the door to the quarter-finals. It’s now in our hands to make it clear on Sunday,” he said.

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