Mario Gomez scores 2 for Germany

June 13, 2012
By Associated Press

KHARKIV, Ukraine -- Mario Gomez scored two first-half goals Wednesday to give Germany a 2-1 win over the Netherlands in one of the most anticipated showdowns of the European Championship.

Robin van Persie pulled one back for the Netherlands in the second half but the defeat left the 2010 World Cup runner-up on the brink of elimination.

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