Germany's match against Poland was a "coming out party" of sorts for Mario Götze. While Götze has continued to perform well for Bayern Munich thus far in the short season that has happened, if he's not scoring or assisting on 2-4 goals a game, there is a segment of the world's population that will deem his every move a failure.
His performance against Poland, two goals in a 3-1 victory, will silence those critics for at least a few days. Now, Germany heads to Scotland with a chance to secure their place in at least a third place playoff match. Playing a part in the German's victory will undoubtedly continue to boost Götze's confidence before he returns to Munich over the next few days.
Arjen Robben's injury will also be a likely boon to Götze, allowing him onto the field in a more regular starting role. This is similar to the 2012-13 triple season, when Toni Kroos's injury forced Jupp Heynckes's hand in playing Robben.
Bayern will also be represented by Thomas Müller, Mario Götze, Jerome Boateng, and Manuel Neuer .
The top two teams will advance directly to Euro 2016. The third place team will either automatically qualify for the tournament or enter a playoff.
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|3||Republic of Ireland||7||3||3||1||16||5||+11||12|
Location: Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Time: 7:45 pm local time, 2:45pm ET
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