Thomas Muller denied Scotland a famous result away from home, scoring the winning goal for Germany in the 70th minute.
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September 07, 2014

DORTMUND, Germany — Thomas Mueller scored twice as Germany got its 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory over Scotland on Sunday.

Mueller opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a difficult backward header, only for Ikechi Anya to score Scotland's deserved equalizer in the 66th.

The visitors' hopes of a point were dashed when Mueller scored what proved to be the winner four minutes later.

Scotland ended the game with 10 men after Charlie Mulgrew earned two yellow cards in injury time. The first was for a challenge on Marco Reus, raising injury concerns for the Borussia Dortmund player.

Also in Group D, Poland routed Gibraltar 7-0 in Portugal on the "home" side's competitive UEFA debut, and Ireland beat Georgia 2-1 in Tbilisi.

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