Reus Can Exceed Oezil & Other Things to Take from Germany's Drubbing of Ireland

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Reus Can Exceed Oezil & Other Things to Take from Germany's Drubbing of Ireland
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After two unconvincing wins against the Faroe Islands and Austria, Germany kicked their World Cup Qualifying campaign into top gear on Friday as they hammered Ireland in Dublin.

Marco Reus had a first half brace, substitute Toni Kroos added two more after the halftime break and Mesut Özil and Miroslav Klose both hit the target for the Germans.

Andy Keogh scored for the hosts at the death, but it was little consolation for Ireland.

The result was equally emphatic for both sides, and coaches Joachim Löw and Giovanni Trapattoni will have plenty to think about in the coming days.

Read on for more on the lessons to be taken from Friday's match.

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