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Goal.com takes a look at the DFB team's remarkable run to book their spot in Poland and Ukraine

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By Clark Whitney | Germany Football Editor

Germany finished their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign on a high note on Tuesday as they earned a 3-1 win over Belgium in Dusseldorf. The result, their 10th victory in as many games, capped off the DFB team's first-ever 100 per cent record in qualifying for the European Championships.

In honour of Germany's milestone achievement, Goal.com reflects upon the campaign, profiling the team's performance overall, highlighting key games, and hailing the best performers in Joachim Low's squad.

Germany
QUALIFYING CAMPAIGN
Points: 30 (T-1st)
Goals for: 34 (2nd)
Goals against: 7 (T-7th)
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Group A Table


  P W D L F A GD Pts

Germany
10 10 0 0 34 7  27  30

Turkey 10 5 2 3 13 11   2  17

Belgium 10 4 3 3 21 15   6  15

Austria 10 3 3 4 16 17  -1
 12

Azerbaijan 10 2 1 7 10 26 -16    7

Kazakhstan 10 1 1 8 6 24 -18    4

Most Valuable Player


Mesut Ozil


The Real Madrid playmaker featured in all but one of his team's qualifiers, and scored or assisted more than 35 per cent of Germany's goals.

Ozil affirmed the class he showed at the 2010 World Cup, and added creativity in a way that had not been seen in Germany for years. But what was most impressive was his consistency; the youngster was able to regularly bring his best performances, and with him in the centre of attack, Germany thrived.

Biggest Win

Top Scorers
6-1 vs Azerbaijan (H), September 7, 2010

A broken nose for Per Mertesacker marred Germany's most emphatic win of the qualifying campaign. His deputy, Heiko Westermann, opened the scoring on 28 minutes, and Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose added quickfire strikes shortly before half-time.

After the break, Azerbaijani captain Rashad Sadygov scored in his own net before Vagif Javadov added a consolation strike for the visitors. Klose and Holger Badstuber rounded off the win with late goals.

  Goals Assists Apps
Mins
Miroslav Klose
9
1
6
505
Mario Gomez 6 1
6
407
Mesut Ozil
5
7
9
788
Thomas Muller 3
5
10
819
Lukas Podolski 3
3
9
678

Emergent Stars

Closest Call
Mario Gotze

Emerged late in the campaign but proved against Turkey that he can challenge Ozil.
          2-1 vs Austria (A), June 3, 2011

Didi Constantini's men pushed their visiting neighbours to the brink, but a last-gasp Mario Gomez strike won it for Germany.

The Bayern Munich forward netted an emotional opener on the stroke of half-time, a goal scored in the very net he famously missed from close range at Euro 2008.

Shortly after the break, a freak own goal from Arne Friedrich saw the hosts restore parity, and it appeared that they might earn a draw. However, Gomez struck deep in injury time to fire Joachim Low's side to victory.
Andre Schurrle

Scored as many goals as Podolski in barely more than a quarter of the minutes.
Mario Gomez

An outsider in Low's side until recently, the Bayern striker is now a reliable deputy for Klose.

GERMANY'S EURO 2012 QUALIFYING RESULTS
Date Opponents Venue Score Scorers
Sep 3, 2010
Belgium
a W 1-0
Klose
 Sep 7, 2010
Azerbaijan
h W 6-1
Westermann, Podolski, Klose (2), Sadygov og, Badstuber
 Oct 8, 2010
Turkey
h W 3-0
Klose (2), Ozil
 Oct 12, 2010
Kazakhstan a W 3-0
Klose, Gomez, Podolski
 Mar 26, 2011
Kazakhstan h W 4-0
Klose (2), Muller (2)
 Jun 3, 2011
Austria a W 2-1
Gomez (2)
 Jun 7, 2011
Azerbaijan
a W 3-1
Ozil, Gomez, Schurrle
  Sep 2, 2011 Austria h W 6-2
Klose, Ozil (2), Podolski, Schurrle, Gotze
 Oct 7, 2011
Turkey a W 3-1
Gomez, Muller, Schweinsteiger
 Oct 11, 2011
Belgium
h W 3-1
Ozil, Schurrle, Gomez

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