Germany leapt the to the top of Group D with a momentous 13-0 success over San Marino.
The Germans struggled to overcome Republic of Ireland in their opening Euro 2008 encounter, but they really found their stride against a hapless San Marino side.
Lukas Podolski (pictured) was the main beneficiary as he fired home four goals in the rout - which he began after 11 minutes.
The second did not arrive until 28 minutes gone when Bastian Schweinsteiger fired home but then the floodgates opened as Miroslav Klose (30, 45), Podolski (43) again, and Michael Ballack all pounced before half time.
Joachim Low's new charges could have easily held off with the game already won - but far from it as Schweinsteiger added a seventh just moments into the second period, after which Podolski completed his hat-trick.
Second half substitute Thomas Hitzlsperger took little time to adapt as he fired home twice in five minutes - which sandwiched Podolski's fourth, and also took the Germans well into double figures.
Manuel Friedrich was on hand to add the 12th before the scoring was completed in the final minute when Bernd Schneider fired home from the penalty spot.
Czech Republic secured bragging rights as they secured a very good 3-0 win over Slovakia.
The two nations, formerly one, have an intense rivalry but it was the visitors who went away with a crucial three points.
Rangers midfielder Libor Sionko was the star of the show as he fired a first half double to set Karel Bruckner's men on their way.
He opened the scoring on ten minutes before doubling his tally on 21 minutes.
The third arrived before the hour when talismanic front-man Jan Koller pounced.