Germany were relieved and satisfied after moving to the top of Euro 2016 qualifying Group D on Friday night with a 3-1 win over Poland, which sees them move to within touching distance of a place in France next summer.
With Scotland losing to Georgia, Germany can now secure a top-two finish when they travel to Glasgow on Monday.
Things could have looked completely different in the group had Germany failed to gain revenge for a defeat in Warsaw last October, which is why there was such a blend of...
Three quick thoughts from Germany's 3-1 win over Poland in European Championship qualifying from Frankfurt on Friday night.
1. Germany reach the top of Group D
A 2-0 defeat in Warsaw in the reverse fixture last September and a 1-1 draw with Ireland left Germany chasing Poland for nearly a year. The 2014 World Cup winners were out of form, injured and looking for motivation. Still, they went on to win the remaining games, and went into the tie with 13 points and in good shape after a long preseason.