Created on 07-08-2012 at 00:00 AM
practice match, as he rained shots on Manuel Neuer's goal from every conceivable angle. However, the keeper dealt easily with a low drive from the left, and the next effort slid wide. The Croatia international seemed to have lost his scoring touch - but then he rediscovered it twice, and in style.
First, he latched onto an angled pass and beat Neuer all ends up with an exquisite lob. Shortly afterwards, the Germany number one was picking the ball from the net again as Mandzukic buried a left foot drive at the near post. Both were fine goals, and both were definitive proof of the 26-year-old’s impressive scoring instincts.