Posted September 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Mesut Oezil scored two second-half goals to help Germany make a winning start in its World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-0 victory over Faeroe Islands on Friday. The Germans labored against an opponent that kept most of its men behind the ball for the majority of the Group C match. ''We missed too many chances, that seems to be our problem at the moment,'' coach Joachim Loew said after Germany's 500th international victory. Mario Goetze opened the scoring in the 28th minute, and Oezil added goals in the 54th and 72nd for the European Championship semifinalists. Oezil said his team had to be patient. ''We wanted to score an early goal and we put on the pressure from the start but we missed some chances,'' he said. Goetze finally broke down the visitors' crowded defense with a solo effort past five defenders in the 28th minute. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder was in position to slot home a low shot inside the far post. ''They are very well organized, they defend deep,'' Goe...
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