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Individual Match Highlights: Mesut Oezil (Germany) Vs Turkey

"I just shut it all out and concentrated on my game. Of course it was a special game for me because I was playing against my friends. My team and our German fans supported me really well and I am delighted about that... It was great for me to score in a game like this, but it was a spontaneous decision not to go wild with celebrations. It was out of respect for my home and my ancestors." - Mesut Oezil.

Playing against Turkey was always going to be something different for Mesut Oezil, with the Real Madrid and German playmaker well-known for his Turkish family roots. And so it proved, with Oezil repeatedly booed by the sizeable Turkish support at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on Friday night. The cat-calls from the bleachers, however, only seemed to spur Oezil into producing a masterclass on the field.

Oezi was the man of the match. He was a constant threat throughout the contest, and he took his goal with clinical precision to leave the Germans 2-0 up at the time. Oezil could have also added to his own personal goals tally, while he set up a goalscoring opportunity for Lukas Podolski on a silver platter that the Cologne forward surprisingly shanked wide.

Mesut Oezil's showreel against Turkey can be seen below:

(Watch highlights of Germany 3 - Turkey 0)