Schweinsteiger overtakes Lahm to set new Germany record

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The Manchester United midfielder overtakes his former Bayern Munich team-mate to become the German with the most appearances at a Euro finals

Bastian Schweinsteiger has set a new appearance record after appearing in Germany’s Euro 2016 victory over Northern Ireland.

The Manchester United midfielder came on as a second-half substitute as Mario Gomez’s goal sealed victory for the World Cup holders.

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And Schweinsteiger has now overtaken Philipp Lahm to become the Germany player with the most appearances at the European Championship.

The 31-year-old, who made his tournament debut at Euro 2004, has made 15 appearances overall, one more than his former Bayern Munich team-mate.

Germany finished top of Group C ahead of Poland, while Northern Ireland finished third and remain in with a chance of reaching the last 16.

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