Thomas Muller and Max Kruse were both on target on Sunday as World champions Germany booked their spot at Euro 2016 following their 2-1 victory over Georgia in Leipzig.
The hosts expectedly started as the dominant side as Muller and Toni Kroos both tried to give Germany an early lead.
After the futile attempts by the duo, Ilkay Gundogan then saw his strike following a quick break palmed to safety by Nukri Revishvili, and moments later Marco Reus forced the keeper into another stop.
Though it was Germany all the way in the early exchanges, the visitors almost took a shock lead in the 27th minute as Manuel Neuer was forced to touch behind Tornike Okriashvili’s close-range attempt.
Soon after Germany were dictating the pace yet again and Reus had another chance when he was slipped through by Mesut Ozil, but his effort headed inches wide of the far post.
While Georgia were able to stay at par in the first half, they found themselves behind within five minutes of the second half when Muller scored from the penalty spot, after Ozil had been brought down inside the box by Jaba Kankava.
However, Kankava soon made up for that mistake by pulling the visitors level three minutes later with a powerful volley that left Neuer with no chance.
Germany had to wait till the 79th minute to regain their lead and it was Max Kruse who collected Ozil’s pass inside the box that fired in the match-winner.
Joachim Low’s side then saw out the rest of the match with ease to seal top spot in Group D and keep alive their hopes of claiming a World Cup and European Championship double.