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Germany are on the look-out for a fifth successive victory against Georgia as they meet in Leipzig with the home side still needing to confirm progress from Group D.

Germany will try to record a fifth consecutive win against Georgia as the sides come together in Leipzig on 11 October for their final UEFA EURO 2016 Group D game with the world champions still to confirm their place in next year's finals.

• Germany, Poland and the Republic of Ireland – who meet in Warsaw – are all assured of a top-three finish, but none have qualified. Germany will do so with a win or a draw against Georgia. If they lose they will finish third if Poland and Ireland draw.

Previous meetings
• First-half goals from Marco Reus and Thomas Müller earned Germany a 2-0 success in Tbilisi in the teams' Group D meeting in March.

• Germany have now won all four of their fixtures against Georgia.

• The two countries' only previous competitive matches came in EURO '96 qualifying, when Berti Vogts's Germany beat Aleksandre Chivadze's Georgia 2-0 in Tbilisi and 4-1 in Nuremberg. Former Georgia coach Temuri Ketsbaia put the visitors in front in the second game; his 28th-minute strike remains the sole goal Georgia have scored past Germany at senior level.

• More recently, the sides met in a 2006 friendly in Rostock, with Joachim Löw's Germany prevailing 2-0 against a Georgia team led by German coach Klaus Toppmöller.

Form guide
• Germany have not lost in 21 home qualifiers (W17 D4) since a 3-0 defeat by the Czech Republic in October 2007.

• Georgia have won just one of their last 23 competitive away matches (W1 D4 L18), 3-0 against Gibraltar earlier in this Group D campaign.

Disciplinary
• The latest booking list is available here: http://www.uefa.org/disciplinary/disciplinary-cases/booking-lists/index.html.

Trivia and links
• This is Germany's second competitive outing in Leipzig since reunification; they won the first 4-0 against Liechtenstein in March 2009.

• Georgia coach Kakhaber Tskhadadze played club football in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt from 1992 to 1996.

• In six encounters in UEFA age-group competitions, Germany's record against Georgia reads W5 D1 L0.

• In terms of UEFA club matches, the record of German teams against their Georgian counterparts is W6 D2 L3. The most notable meeting, however, was a Georgian victory, FC Dinamo Tbilisi beating FC Carl Zeiss Jena 2-1 in the 1981 European Cup Winners' Cup final.

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