Gomez equals German scoring record

Published 28.06.2016 00:00

Beşiktaş's star striker Mario Gomez matched Jürgen Klinsmann as Germany's record Euro scorer with five goals. Gomez, who found himself on the bench in Germany's opening two matches of Euro 2016, has simultaneously bumped Mario Gotze aside and slid into Die Mannschaft's history book. By virtue of his 43rd-minute tap-in against Slovakia on Sunday, Gomez moved level with Klinsmann as Germany's all-time leading scorer at the European Championship, both men now sitting on five career goals in the tournament.

France, Germany and Belgium sealed their places in the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Sunday as three of the pre-tournament favorites lived up to their promise. While France were made to work hard to advance, Germany had no such difficulties in a polished 3-0 victory over Slovakia, while Eden Hazard inspired Belgium to what ended up as a crushing 4-0 win over Hungary.

The goals and the quality of the football over the three games were a marked improvement on the dire performances witnessed on Saturday when Poland, Wales and Portugal advanced.

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