Gomez scores 2 to give Germany 2-1 win over Dutch
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 leaves the 2010 World Cup runner-up on the brink of elimination.
Germany has six points from two wins but is still not sure of advancing from Group B, where three teams could end up with six points. Earlier, Portugal beat Denmark 3-2.