13 June 2012
Javier Garcia / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira started in the match against the Netherlands, which ended in a 2-1 victory that leaves the German's with one foot in the quarterfinals. Khedira was excellent at making steals in midfield and Ozil sent the ball to one of the posts at one time and was a standout player in attack. Mario Gomez banked both strikes for Germany and Van Persie netted one for the Dutch in the final 15 minutes. Germany need only to draw against Denmark to reach the next round.