Arena Lviv, Lviv, 17.06.2012
Podolski 19., Bender 80. / Krohn-Dehli 24.
Germany returned to Lviv for their final group match, which saw then face up against northern neighbours Denmark – a team seen before the tournament as the rank outsiders in the so-called “group of death”. With two wins from two, the Mannschaft had one foot in the last eight, but with the Danes and Portugal both on three points, nothing was assured.
Playing Denmark at the Euros will always bring up memories of the Euro 1992 final for German fans, and although there were a few jittery moments after the Danes has cancelled out Lukas Podolski’s nineteenth-minute opener, Lars Bender settled everybody’s nerves with a coolly-taken winner ten minutes from time as Germany completed the group with a perfect record.
Germany: Neuer – L. Bender, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm (c) – Khedira, Schweinsteiger – Müller (84. Kroos), Özil, Podolski (64. Schürrle) – Gómez (74. Klose)
Denmark: Andersen – Jacobsen, Agger, Kjær, S. Poulsen – Jørgensen, J. Poulsen (82. Mikkelsen), Zimling (79. C. Poulsen) – Eriksen, Bendtner, Krohn-Dehli
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)
Assistants: Roberto Alonso Fernández, Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Goal Assistants: David Fernández Borbalán, Carlos Clos Gómez (Spain)
Fourth Official: Mark Clattenburg (England)
Yellow Cards: – / –
Red Cards: – / –
Attempts on Target: 6 / 4
Attempts off Target: 6 / 6
Corners: 3 / 5
Fouls Committed: 6 / 8
First Phase Group B Table
Other Results: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark; Portugal 3-2 Denmark; Netherlands 1-2 Portugal.