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  • Goetze leads Germany to 3-1 win over Poland and top spot

    Goetze leads Germany to 3-1 win over Poland and top spot

    Associated Press
    Goetze leads Germany to 3-1 win over Poland and top spot

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mario Goetze scored twice to help Germany beat Poland 3-1 Friday in their European Championship qualifier and replace the visitors at the top of Group D. …

  • Goetze goals help beat Poland, send Germany top

    Goetze goals help beat Poland, send Germany top

    Reuters
    Goetze goals help beat Poland, send Germany top

    Germany's World Cup hero Mario Goetze again put his club woes behind him to score twice as the world champions beat Poland 3-1 in an entertaining Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday to take over at the top of Group D and avenge last year's defeat. Goetze, who has been struggling for first team action at champions Bayern Munich over the past two seasons under coach Pep Guardiola, scored with a fine solo effort in the 19th minute after Thomas Mueller had put the hosts in front. A third Bayern player, …

  • Record-chasing Rooney accepts goal scrutiny

    Record-chasing Rooney accepts goal scrutiny

    AFP News
    Record-chasing Rooney accepts goal scrutiny

    Wayne Rooney accepts that his return of goals will always be used to judge him even as he goes in pursuit of England history against San Marino on Saturday. Having equalled Gary Lineker's tally of 48 England goals with a winner against Slovenia in June, Rooney needs two goals to break Bobby Charlton's record of 49, which has stood since May 1970. Although he scored a Champions League hat-trick last month, away to Club Brugge, he has not found the net in the Premier League for Manchester …

  • Valbuena nets free kick as France beat Portugal

    Valbuena nets free kick as France beat Portugal

    Reuters
    Valbuena nets free kick as France beat Portugal

    France's late substitute Mathieu Valbuena scored a rare free kick goal to earn a 1-0 win away to Portugal in a friendly on Friday, their 10th victory in a row against the Portuguese. Valbuena, who came on for Moussa Sissoko in the 80th minute, netted five minutes from time, hid first goal for Les Bleus since 2007 earning a much needed win after two straight defeats.Euro 2016 hosts France have now won all their matches against Portugal since their last defeat in 1975. It was a dull game …

  • France beats Portugal 1-0 in friendly; Martial makes debut

    France beats Portugal 1-0 in friendly; Martial makes debut

    Associated Press
    France beats Portugal 1-0 in friendly; Martial makes debut

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — France substitute Mathieu Valbuena scored from a late free kick to snatch a 1-0 win at Portugal in a friendly international on Friday. …