Germany have dealt with their fair share of adversity in the first three games of Euro 2012, but they've escaped from group play unscathed. A long scoreless period against Portugal and a Danish equalizer haven't kept them down, and they're through to the quarterfinals with a perfect record after they defeated Denmark 2-1 to win Group B.
Lukas Podolski, making his 100th appearance for Germany, scored the opener just 19 minutes in. Mesut Özil started the attack with a great ball to Thomas Müller, who put a cross into the box towards Mario Gomez. The German center forward couldn't get good contact on the ball, but it fell favorably for Podolski, who applied the finish.
Denmark found a surprise equalizer in the 24th minute, which they might have thought put them in position to advance to the quarterfinals. Michael Krohn-Delhi scored the goal, nodding in a headed ball across the box from Nicklas Bendtner on a corner kick.
Germany would eventually break the tie, though it wouldn't have mattered for Denmark even if they did hold on to a draw, as Portugal went on to win the other match. Lars Bender scored the surprising winner for the Germans, getting onto the end of what appeared to be an overhit ball by Özil. It worked out well in the end with the midfielder-turned-fullback turning the ball into the net to preserve Germany's perfect record.
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