Germany starts with success, Denmark punish wasteful Dutch

Mario Gomez's second-half header ensured Germany made a winning start to Euro 2012 after Portugal had threatened to frustrate Joachim Loew's side.
Germany dominated possession but struggled to create many chances until Gomez broke the deadlock from Sami Khedira's cross in the 72nd minute.
Portugal were disappointing and only came to life after Germany scored.
Pepe hit the bar with a rare first-half chance while Nani was also denied by the woodwork late on.
Germany face Netherlands, who lost 1-0 to Denmark in their opening game, in their next game on 13 June while Portugal will attempt to bounce back against the Danes on the same day.

Michael Krohn-Dehli's expertly taken first-half strike earned Denmark a shock win against a Netherlands side who missed a host of chances.
Krohn-Dehli took advantage of a lucky bounce of the ball after a battling run on the left flank by Simon Poulsen, dummied two defenders and shot low through goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg's legs.
But the Dutch dominated only to waste numerous efforts, with Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie the main culprits.


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