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The Werder Bremen playmaker thanked his team-mates.

Mesut Oezil turned out to be the hero for Germany as he scored the winner against Ghana in the final Group D game on Wednesday evening.

His sensational left-footed strike from outside the Black Stars' penalty area on the hour mark divided the two sides at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.

However, after the match the 21-year-old played down his brilliant goal.

"I simply shot the ball. I had a lot of support from my team-mates. It doesn't matter whom we play next, we have to keep winning," he was quoted by the AP as saying.

Germany finished top of Group D and will take on old adversaries England in the second round of the World Cup.

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