Podolski grabs brace as Germany triumph

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Lukas Podolski netted both goals against the country of his birth to give Germany a winning start to their Euro 2008 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Poland in Klagenfurt.

Bayern Munich team-mates Miroslav Klose and Podolski - two of three Poland-born players in the Germany squad - combined in the 20th minute for the latter to put the 1996 European champions ahead, before Podolski sealed the win midway through the second half.

The victory continues Germany´s impressive unbeaten record against the Poles, which now stands at 12 wins and four draws, and saw them replace Croatia at the top of Group B.

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