UEFA Europa League

Germany tops Poland for 1st in Group D

(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Mario Goetze scored twice to help Germany beat Poland 3-1 Friday in their European Championship qualifier and replace the visitors at the top of Group D.

"We knew it was an important game. We really wanted top spot," Goetze said.

The victory also saw the Germans avenge their first ever defeat to Poland last October.