In Euro 2016 Qualifying, reigning World Cup champion Germany looked to make up ground in Group D, where it trailed Poland for the top spot in its drive toward next year's continental showcase in France. And Joachim Loew's mannschaft looked to put together a pristine performance on the road against Georgia.
Germany looked to break through in the 39th minute, and Marco Reus unleashed a rocket into the back of the net, after an excellent set-up by Mario Goetze.
The mannschaft was on the move again shortly before halftime, when Thomas Mueller beat two defenders to double the lead for the visiting team. The Germans went on to win 2-0.
Germany 2 - Georgia 0
Long’s stoppage time goal holds White Eagles to draw
And the team they trail in Group D, Poland scored versus the Republic of Ireland in the 26th minute, as Slawomir Peszko beat the keeper with a long blast, and the White Eagles were in good shape.
But when the Emerald Islanders got a corner kick in stoppage time, Shane Long collected the ball and dashed the visiting teams’ chances of three points. The match ended 1-1, and the Poles now lead Germany by just one point.
Carvalho & Coentrao lead Seleccao to win in Lisbon
In Group I, Portugal's Ricardo Carvalho scored in the 10th minute against Serbia.
And after the Serbs equalized, Fabio Coentrao put the Seleccao back in front two minutes later, and the host held on to win 2-1 in Lisbon, moving the Portuguese to the top of the group.
Sunday's other match in Group I featured Albania scoring two late goals to come from behind and beat Armenia 2-1.
The action in Group F had Northern Ireland edging Finland 2-1, Claudiu Keseru netting the only goal in Romania's win over the Faroe Islands and Hungary battling to a scoreless draw versus Greece.
And the third match in Group D saw Stephen Fletcher's hat-trick in Scotland's 6-1 thrashing of Gibraltar, with Lee Casciaro scoring Gibraltar’s first goal since it joined UEFA two years ago.