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TITLE TEAMS: Argentina v Germany
Sunday, July 13, 2014
 Full TimeABC/UNIV/UNDP
GermanyGER
1
 
0
ArgentinaARG
M. Götze  113' 1-0 
GERM. Götze  113' 1-0
HT: 0-0
Maracana (Attendance: 74,738)
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli
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Germany vs. Argentina
Minute Commentary
120' LAHM RAISES THE TROPHY
The roof of the Maracana is bathed in red, black and gold, as is Christ the Redeemer as the magnificent statue overlooks Rio on the final night of this wonderful festival of football. First Sepp Blatter takes to the stage (along with the chorus of boos that have accompanied the FIFA president around Brazil for the last five weeks). Manuel Neuer is presented with the Golden Glove for best goalkeeper at the tournament, while Lionel Messi steps up to receive the Golden Ball for player of the tournament (which by the look on his face is no consolation whatsoever). James Rodriguez isn't here, but the Colombian has won the Golden Boot thanks to his six goals. The presentation drags on for an age, but finally Argentina step up to receive their runners-up medals and then it is Germany's turn to climb the stairs. The phenomenal Bastian Schweinsteiger is first to the top, which is fitting after his man-of-the-match display tonight. Fireworks explode from the roof of this iconic stadium, while a deluge of ticker tape cascades down as Philipp Lahm raises the World Cup trophy above his head. Germany are champions of the world!
120' WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS
A Mario Gotze strike deep into extra-time has won the World Cup for Germany. Die Nationalmannschaft were handed a set-back before the game when Sami Khedira was injured in the warm-up, and his replacement Christoph Kramer lasted just half-an-hour into his competitive debut thanks to a clash with the shoulder of Ezequiel Garay. Germany were clearly rattled by the change of shape, while Argentina looked threatening throughout the game on the counter-attack. Gonzalo Higuain wasted a golden opportunity in the first-half when put through one-on-one by a Toni Kroos back-header, while Benedikt Howedes was denied by the woodwork at the other end in the final seconds of the first 45. Lionel Messi and Rodrigo Palacio both failed to convert when well-placed as the game ticked into extra-time, and the crucial moment when it came was right out of the top drawer. Andre Schurrle burst down the left and dinked a cross into the box, where substitute Gotze had drifted into space. His first touch was superb on his chest, while the shot on the volley gave the goalkeeper no chance. Argentina will look back on moments in this game when they could have won it, but Germany have been the best team in this tournament and are deserving winners. The contrast between the two sets of players as they wait for the trophy ceremony is stark, with the Germans hugging and celebrating their nation's fourth World Cup and the Argentineans left with only their tears for company. In Rio, the final of the 2014 World Cup has finished Argentina 0, Germany 1!
120' CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD
Germany have won the 2014 World Cup!
120' OVER THE BAR
Messi's free-kick flies miles over the bar and that is surely the last of the action.
120' FREE-KICK TO ARGENTINA
Lionel Messi is brought crashing to the turf and Argentina will have one final chance. It is quite a long way out for a shot, but you wouldn't put it past Messi…
120' ADDED TIME
There will be two minutes of time added on at the end of extra-time.
119' LAST CHANGE
Per Mertesacker comes on for Germany to help see the game out. There are just seconds remaining!
118' TAME CROSS
Marcos Rojo's cross floats harmlessly into the arms of Manuel Neuer as Argentina go route one. Time is running out for Argentina!
116' NOW OR NEVER
Argentina are throwing everything at the Germany defence to try and find an equaliser, but even when they manage to get behind the defence there is still Manuel Neuer to beat, and the goalkeeper does superbly to come racing off his line and punch clear ahead of Marcos Rojo.
113' GOOOAAALLL!!!
Mario Gotze scores what could well prove to be the winner, poking past Sergio Romero after drifting into space inside the area and taking a lofted cross down on his chest. It is a classy, classy finish. 1-0 Germany!
112' TEMPERS FLARE ON THE BENCH
Bastian Schweinsteiger comes back on after being cleaned up, but the German bench are still raging about the decision not to show a card for that clash. Sami Khedira in particular had to be restrained, otherwise he would have been on the pitch and confronting the referee.
108' YOU'VE GOT RED ON YOU
Sergio Aguero goes up for a header and catches Bastian Schweinsteiger in the face with a stray arm. There is blood pouring from the face of the German midfielder, but the referee doesn't show a second yellow to the forward. Aguero is extremely fortunate to get away with that.
107' FEW SIGNS OF TIREDNESS
You'd expect Argentina to be flagging after going through extra-time in their semi-final just five days ago, but there has been little sign of them allowing their defensive standards to slip.
105' HALF-TIME IN EXTRA-TIME
The players are having a drink and receiving one last motivational speech from their managers ahead of the final 15 minutes of the tournament. Can somebody find a winner and save us the gut-wrenching tension of penalties?
104' SO MUCH TENSION
It has been a tactically fascinating final, but the chances have dried up and the tension levels are rising. The crowd have fallen silent as they begin to chew on their fingernails rather than loosening their vocal chords, and the spectre of a penalty shootout is looming large on the Rio horizon.
102' A CLOSE CALL
Javier Mascherano has already been booked, and – moments after he caught Bastian Schweinsteiger with a late slide – the midfield enforcer goes up for a header and clatters into Toni Kroos. He's going to have to be careful not to get a second yellow.
99' A DEFENSIVE MASTERCLASS
The fact that this final has been goalless so far has been partly due to poor finishing, but mainly due to a terrific defensive display by both teams. The German centre-backs have been imperious, while Javier Mascherano has protected the Argentina defenders with a tireless display.
97' WHAT A CHANCE!
Rodrigo Palacio is played clean through, but he is put off by the looming figure of Manuel Neuer closing him down and goes for a delicate chip rather than putting his laces through it. That was the chance Argentina were waiting for, but the shot drifts harmlessly wide.
95' END-TO-END IN EXTRA TIME
Both teams have been throwing numbers forward in extra-time, with almost more goalmouth action than we saw in the entire 90 minutes of normal time.
91' HERE WE GO AGAIN
The game is back underway. For all of Argentina's threat on the break, they have yet to register a shot on target in this final.
90' INTO EXTRA-TIME
The whistle goes and the final of the World Cup is heading into extra-time.
90' A WASTED OPPORTUNITY
Argentina give the ball away and Germany break, but Mario Gotze can't quite find the angle to play in Thomas Muller, so shoots, but it is a comfortable save for Sergio Romero.
90' ADDED TIME
There are to be three minutes at the end of the 90 for one of these teams to find a winner.
88' FINAL GERMAN CHANGE
Miroslav Klose leaves a World Cup pitch for the last time. The veteran striker has had a brilliant career, but hasn't had a sniff tonight. Mario Gotze comes on.
87' BRILLIANT DEFENDING
Lionel Messi is denied a shooting opportunity by a crunching Jerome Boateng tackle, and seconds later Bastian Schweinsteiger slides in to halt the attack with another superb challenge.
86' CRUNCH TIME
The game is agonisingly close to 90 minutes, and a goal either way would probably seal the championship for one of these teams.
86' FINAL CHANGE
Alejandro Sabella rolls the dice for the last time, changing like for like with Enzo Pérez going off and Fernando Gago coming on.
81' KROOS SHOOTS WIDE
Toni Kroos is teed up for a shot just outside the area, but he doesn't connect well with a side-footed effort and he sends it wide in any case. It hasn't been Kroos' best night, although in fairness he has been forced to play deeper due to the absence of Sami Khedira.
79' MESSI THROUGH THE MIDDLE
Lionel Messi is playing through the middle now, and Germany are struggling to contain him. Again he jinks from left to right across the face of the area looking for room to get a shot away, but instead he tries to dink a ball through to Rodrigo Palacio and the goalkeeper comes charging off his line to claim. Joachim Low will be extremely concerned about how much of the ball Messi is seeing as this game ticks towards its business end.
77' CHANGE FOR ARGENTINA
Gonzalo Higuain is replaced by the man with the worst haircut in world football – Rodrigo Palacio. If Argentina go on to lose this final then Higuain will be forever haunted by his one-on-one miss in the first half.
74' MESSI SHOOTS WIDE
Lionel Messi plays a key role in an extended spell of Argentinean possession, but he can't quite bring the move to a goal-scoring end as his curling shot whistles wide of the far post. That would have been similar to his goal against Bosnia-Hercegovina in the opening match had it gone in.
70' LOVELY INTERPLAY
Germany thread their way into the box, but Andre Schurrle's touch lets him down at the crucial moment, allowing the ball to run through to the goalkeeper when he could have been through on goal.
69' THE GAME OPENS UP
Both teams are starting to throw greater numbers forward, which means that both are now getting chances to counter-attack – not just Argentina. You can feel a goal is coming… but which way it is going to come is less clear.
64' ANOTHER BOOKING
Sergio Aguero smashes into Bastian Schweinsteiger and the referee reaches for his pocket again. There is an unpleasant undercurrent sneaking into the game, with both teams getting increasingly tetchy as the clock ticks closer to 90.
63' YELLOW CARD
Javier Mascherano allows the ball to run under his foot and then takes down Miroslav Klose as he tries to make amends. It is a clear booking, and Mascherano beats the turf in frustration at his own error.
59' EASY SAVE
Miroslav Klose leaps like a salmon, but doesn't make good contact with his header, allowing Sergio Romero to make an easy save. Germany have done very well to take the sting out of the game in the last few minutes, but Argentina are still set up to spring on the counter-attack, and the more that Germany push their midfield forward the more space there will be for those breaks.
57' A MASSIVE HIT
Gonzalo Higuain looks to latch on to a ball over the top down the right, but Manuel Neuer beats him to it, punches the ball away and cleans out Higuain with a knee to the neck. The free-kick is awarded to Germany, which Higuain is absolutely furious about.
52' GERMANY TAKE A MOMENT
The Germans have been visibly rattled by Argentina's explosive start to the half, so decide to take a moment to regain their composure, stroking the ball around at the back and quietening the Argentinean contingent in the stands.
50' A WILD SWING
Sergio Aguero does brilliantly to rise high and flick a lofted ball forward into the path of Gonzalo Higuain, but Higuain's disappointing game continues as he swings a boot wildly at the ball and fails to make proper contact. If the striker was in better form then Argentina could have been out of sight by now.
46' MESSI SHOOTS WIDE
Argentina have exploded out of the blocks at the start of this second half. Lionel Messi collects and turns in one brilliant movement to send himself clear down the inside left channel, but Messi's shot across the goalkeeper flies fractionally wide of the far post.
46' THE FLAG IS UP
A delightful ball over the top picks out Gonzalo Higuain, but the flag is up to bring the attack to an end.
46' SECOND HALF
The game is back underway, and Argentina have made a change. Ezequiel Lavezzi has gone off, with Sergio Aguero coming on in his place. That's a bit of a surprise, as Lavezzi was having some joy on the break.
45' 0-0 AT THE BREAK
Gonzalo Higuain wasted a golden opportunity to send Argentina in a goal up at half-time of this entertaining World Cup final, while Benedikt Howedes was denied by the woodwork at the other end in the final seconds of the 45. Germany were handed a set-back before the game when Sami Khedira was injured in the warm-up, and his replacement Christoph Kramer lasted just half-an-hour into his competitive debut thanks to a clash with the shoulder of Ezequiel Garay. Those changes, coupled with some aggressive defending by the massed ranks of deep-lying Argentineans, have seen Germany lose their composure and fail to show the sort of ruthless attacking game that we saw from them in the semi-final. Argentina have been dangerous on the break and in truth look the likelier to take the lead, but Higuain's shanked shot after being played through on goal by Toni Kroos' back-header wasted their best chance of the half. Higuain did have the ball in the back of the net moments later, but his joyous celebrations were brought to a halt by a correct offside decision. It's been a fascinating game, with both teams likely to be encouraged that they have shown enough to go on and win this game. At the break in the World Cup final it is Germany 0, Argentina 0.
45' HALF-TIME
The whistle goes to end a fascinating first 45 minutes in the Maracana.
45' OFF THE POST!
How did that not go in?! Toni Kroos' corner is met by the unmarked Benedikt Howedes, but the defender's powerful header crashes against the upright and back into the goalkeeper's grateful arms off an offside Thomas Muller. That should have been a goal, and Howedes knows it!
43' POOR EFFORT BY KROOS
Argentina are caught with too many bodies forward and Germany almost punish them, but Toni Kroos' shot dribbles harmlessly into the arms of Sergio Romero after Thomas Muller had done well to work the ball into the feet of Kroos for the shot.
39' MESSI GOES CLOSE
Lionel Messi is having a great time down the inside right, and this time he cuts into the area and almost breaks the deadlock, only for Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng to combine to clear the danger. Messi never really had a chance to get a shot away, but is increasingly influencing the biggest game of his illustrious career.
37' ROMERO DOES WELL
This time it is Germany who carve open the Argentina defence, but Sergio Romero does well to save Andre Schurrle's powerful drive from inside the box. The keeper also deserves credit for making sure that the rebound doesn't fall to Miroslav Klose.
35' A CRUCIAL INTERVENTION
Lionel Messi and Ezequiel Lavezzi combine on the counter-attack to carve open the Germany defence, but Bastian Schweinsteiger gets back to make a crucial block and prevent Messi's final pass from reaching the unmarked Gonzalo Higuain. This is turning into a very interesting game!
33' YELLOW CARD
Benedikt Howedes goes into the referee's book for a rash challenge on Javier Mascherano. Germany are rattled and need to take a moment to regain their composure. For Argentina this has been the start they would have wanted… if only Higuain had taken that chance!
31' AN ENFORCED CHANGE
It has not been a great evening for Joachim Low so far. Christoph Kramer's evening comes to an early end as he is carried from the field, still clearly suffering from the effects of that collision with Ezequiel Garay. On comes Andre Schurrle to give the Germany team a different dimension in attack, but much less solidity in central midfield.
31' NO GOAL!
A wonderful cross by Ezequiel Lavezzi picks out Gonzalo Higuain, and this time Higuain tucks the ball home with a clinical finish. The striker wheels away in celebration, but the assistant referee has his flag raised for offside. Once again it is the right decision.
28' A GREAT DECISION
Thomas Muller is flagged for offside as Germany look to get behind the Argentina defence for the first time. It was a tight call, but the correct decision.
27' A BIG INFLUENCE IN MIDFIELD
Toni Kroos has dictated play for Germany throughout the tournament, but Argentina have clearly recognised that and are giving him no time whatsoever. It's a wise move by Alejandro Sabella, but the result is that Bastian Schweinsteiger is finding acres of space and has controlled the flow of the game so far.
24' LOTS OF SPACE DOWN THE RIGHT
Germany are having plenty of joy down the right flank, outnumbering the full-back Marcos Rojo time and again. Rojo is a good player – particularly going forward – but he is going to need more protection from his midfield. Despite that encouragement for Germany, it is Argentina who are looking the more likely to open the scoring on the break, even though they are seeing much less of the ball.
20' WHAT A WASTE!
Argentina are presented with a complete gift, but Gonzalo Higuain wastes it! Toni Kroos heads the ball back towards his goalkeeper, but only succeeds in putting Higuain clean through. The striker panics, snatches at the ball and pulls his shot well wide. That was a massive chance!
19' RUGGED STYLE
Argentina aren't pulling any punches today! Marcos Rojo goes in hard on Thomas Muller, but it was a fair challenge and the referee rightly waves play on.
17' A PAINFUL BLOW
Christoph Kramer is caught by the shoulder of Ezequiel Garay. There was nothing intentional about that, but Germany put the ball out of play to allow the inexperienced midfielder to receive treatment.
16' FRUSTRATION FOR GERMANY
The European side are dominating possession, but have been reduced to whipping crosses in from out wide, such is the mass of Argentinean defenders closing down the space through the middle. It's a fascinating clash of styles, with Germany constantly probing with possession and Argentina happy to wait for any opportunities to explode into life on the counter-attack.
9' FIRST GLIMPSE OF MESSI
Lionel Messi shows a breath-taking turn of pace to leave Benedikt Howedes for dead, but he can't quite pick out Enzo Pérez with the pull-back. The counter-attack is clearly on for Argentina – more so than at any stage in their previous three matches.
8' TERRIFIC ATMOSPHERE
The Argentina fans have clearly got their hands on a whole host of tickets for this game, as the noise levels go up several notches every time the blue-shirted South American players get on the ball. There has been little to cheer in the early stages for Argentina though, with Germany completely bossing possession in midfield and starting to find pockets of space down their right.
6' AS EXPECTED
Argentina have set up exactly as expected, sitting very deep and leaving no space in the final third. A rough challenge on Thomas Muller gives the Germans a free-kick in a dangerous position, but it is hammered straight into the wall after a complicated series of dummies and runs off the ball, and Argentina break. Ezequiel Lavezzi gets away from his man and sees an attempted through-ball deflected into the path of Gonzalo Higuain on the edge of the box, but the striker drags his shot wide from a tricky angle.
1' KICK-OFF
Germany get the game underway and immediately play it long for Miroslav Klose. It is easily cleared by Ezequiel Garay.
0' LAST-MINUTE CHANGE
There is some bad news for Germany before a ball has even been kicked. Sami Khedira picked up an injury in the warm-up, so Christoph Kramer comes in to make his first ever start in a competitive international.
0' THE ANTHEMS
The trophy has been brought out on to the pitch by the last World Cup winning captain Carles Puyol and the Brazilian supermodel Gisele. Moments later the two sets of players emerge from the tunnel and line up for the anthems. It is immediately obvious that Argentina have the vast majority of the fans inside a packed Maracana.
0' THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The referee tasked with controlling this game is Italian 42-year-old Nicola Rizzoli. He has been a referee since 2002 and a FIFA-listed official since 2007. This is the biggest day of his career, although he does have plenty of big game experience under his belt, with the 2013 Champions League final a stand-out example.
0' GERMANY TEAM NEWS
Germany are also unchanged, which is hardly a surprise after their stunning semi-final win. That means that the veteran Miroslav Klose will start up top, Philipp Lahm continues at right-back and Mesut Ozil retains his place on the left. The likes of Julian Draxler, Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle mean there is plenty on the bench for Germany to use if they need a goal.
0' ARGENTINA TEAM NEWS
Alejandro Sabella names an unchanged line-up, which means that Angel di Maria won't be rushed back from injury and Sergio Aguero won't replace Gonzalo Higuain up top. Javier Mascherano, Enzo Perez and Lucas Biglia will look to shut down the midfield battle, while the creative responsibility will fall to Lionel Messi and Ezequiel Lavezzi either side of Gonzalo Higuain.
0' THE BEST WORLD CUP EVER?
There are plenty out there who suggest that this is the best tournament we have ever seen. There has certainly been plenty to back that up. The goals have flowed at an astonishing rate right from the start, Miroslav Klose has broken the record for the best ever World Cup goalscorer, there have been some spectacular performances between the sticks from the likes of Neuer, Ochoa and Navas, and the 5-1 Holland win over Spain and 7-1 German demolition of Brazil will go down as two of the most staggering results in the history of international football. Lionel Messi has delivered on the biggest stage, James Rodriguez has cemented his status as one of the game's top stars, and Germany appear to be on the cusp of becoming the new dominant force in international football following Spain's dramatic collapse. For this to be confirmed as the best World Cup ever, the final must deliver. Will it? We will find out soon enough.
0' DIE NATIONALMANNSCHAFT'S DESTINY
This is the ‘almost' generation for Germany. So often defeated on the biggest stage, the trophies have finally begun to arrive at club level for these players, and Joachim Low will hope that they will now have the belief to cross that final hurdle at international level and claim the World Cup trophy. If they do win it will be the reward for a decade of improvement after the national game was restructured at the turn of the century.
0' A WORLD CUP ON BRAZILIAN SOIL
Winning the greatest prize in football at the home of their greatest rivals would be the dream outcome for Argentina. This is a wonderfully talented generation, and with Lionel Messi finally delivering on the international stage they fancy their chances against any opposition. If there is a weakness in this team then it is the defence, so that explains Alejandro Sabella's conservative tactics of packing the midfield and hoping that the creative stars will have enough to break the opposition down. It hasn't been pretty at times, and with Angel di Maria now out injured the onus is even more on an exhausted Messi to provide the spark. Germany's high-line defence offers some hope that Messi will finally be offered the space and attacking platform to strut his stuff on the biggest stage… but somebody will need to get him the ball first, which will be easier said than done against a Germany midfield that will set out to control possession and dictate the pace of the game.
0' PLENTY OF HISTORY
The last two times Argentina were in a World Cup final they played Germany, beating them in a spectacular 3-2 game in 1986 before succumbing to a single penalty goal in 1990 – described by many as the worst final in history. These nations have met in each of the last two World Cup knockout stages, with Germany winning on both occasions. Miroslav Klose scored an 80th minute equaliser to take the 2006 quarter-final to extra-time, with Germany going on to win on penalties, and Klose scored two more as the Germans hammered Diego Maradona's Argentina 4-0 in the 2010 quarters.
0' A DOMINANT FORCE
Germany are the second most successful nation in World Cup history (after Brazil), and this will be their eight World Cup final. Champions under the guise of West Germany in 1954, 1974 and 1990, they have reached at least the quarter-finals in all six tournaments since the reunification with East Germany. In fact, Germany's record in major tournaments has been astonishingly consistent in recent times. Runners-up in 2002, they were also beaten in the semi-finals by the eventual winners at both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, while they were beaten finalists at the 2008 European Championship and beaten semi-finalists at the 2012 Euros. Surely the time has finally come for this generation of Germans to cross that final hurdle?
0' A LONG WAIT FOR ARGENTINA
Argentina are searching for their third World Cup crown but their first since Diego Maradona inspired them to the title in 1986. One of the powerhouse nations of world football, this will be La Albiceleste's fifth appearance in a final. They lost the first ever in 1930 to Uruguay, but won on their next two appearances in the showpiece – in 1978 and 1986, beating West Germany to the trophy in 86. They met West Germany again in the final in 1990, but had two men sent off in a 1-0 defeat, and remarkably did not make it beyond the last eight in any of the five subsequent tournaments. The World Cup's return to South American soil has finally seen them live up to their billing, but will they have enough to see of the in-form Germans?
0' GERMANY: THE TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT
Germany have been the most impressive team in the tournament. It all started with a 4-0 demolition of Portugal in the opening game of a tough group, before a draw with Ghana and a 1-0 win over the USA helped the Germans out of the group as winners. Algeria offered their sternest test in the second round, sitting deep and exposing the German high defensive line with pace on the counter-attack, but Joachim Low's side made a couple of key tactical switches that saw them see off the impressive French in the quarter-finals before dismantling the hosts last time out. When given space to play in the final third the Germans have been phenomenal, but have had difficulties breaking down teams who have sat in and overloaded defence… which is exactly what Argentina are expected to do today.
0' ALL ABOUT MESSI FOR ARGENTINA
Unimpressive in attack, solid in defence and reliant on Lionel Messi to win them games – Argentina have been unspectacular but effective en-route to the final. Faced with one of the easier groups, it needed moments of genius from Messi to beat Bosnia-Hercegovina and Iran in the first two matches, and then a brace from the Barcelona man to help see off a spirited Nigeria in the final group game. La Albiceleste have not conceded a goal since the group stage, but have scored just two themselves, seeing off three uber-defensive European teams in succession. Single goals were enough to beat Switzerland and Belgium, before it needed penalty shootout heroics from goalkeeper Sergio Romero to progress past the Netherlands in the semi-final. On the evidence of the previous six matches, Argentina will sit deep and look to strangle the life out of this game, but one chink of light for them will be the fact that Germany will in all likelihood leave some space in behind their defence, which could finally give Argentina's attacking talents some room to show what they can really do.
0' WORLD CUP FINAL COMMENTARY
The stage is set for the final of the 2014 World Cup. It is a meeting between the best team and the best player, the attackingly rampant Germans and the defensively solid Argentineans, the stylish Joachim Low and the dour Alejandro Sabella. Rio de Janeiro is awash with blue and white, but for one day only the population of Germany will be boosted by 200 million Brazilians. This is the biggest game in football, and we'll have live text commentary right here.
CommentaryLineupsStatistics Events Shotchart
Germany
(4-2-3-1)
Manuel Neuer1
Philipp Lahm16
Mats Hummels5
Jerome Boateng20
34' Benedikt Howedes4
31' Christoph Kramer23
29' Bastian Schweinsteiger7
Thomas Müller13
Toni Kroos18
120' Mesut Özil8
88' Miroslav Klose11
Substitutes
Roman Weidenfeller22
Ron-Robert Zieler12
120' Per Mertesacker17
Kevin Großkreutz2
Matthias Ginter3
Erik Durm15
Julian Draxler14
88' 113' Mario Götze19
31' André Schurrle9
Lukas Podolski10
Argentina
(4-3-1-2)
1Sergio Romero
4Pablo Zabaleta
15Martín Demichelis
2Ezequiel Garay
16Marcos Rojo
6Lucas Biglia
14Javier Mascherano 64'
8Enzo Pérez 86'
10Lionel Messi
9Gonzalo Higuaín 78'
22Ezequiel Lavezzi 46'
Substitutes
12Agustín Orión
21Mariano Andújar
3Hugo Campagnaro
23José María Basanta
17Fede Fernández
5Fernando Gago 86'
11Maxi Rodríguez
7Ángel Di María
13Augusto Fernández
19Ricardo Álvarez
20Sergio Agüero 65' 46'
18Rodrigo Palacio 78'
Manager
Joachim Low 
Manager
Alejandro Sabella 
Germany
(4-2-3-1)
1Manuel Neuer
16Philipp Lahm
5Mats Hummels
20Jerome Boateng
4Benedikt Howedes
Yellow Card 34'
23Christoph Kramer
Substitution André Schurrle (on) 31'
7Bastian Schweinsteiger
Yellow Card 29'
13Thomas Muller
18Toni Kroos
8Mesut Ozil
Substitution Per Mertesacker (on) 120'
11Miroslav Klose
Substitution Mario Gotze (on) 88'
Substitutes
22Roman Weidenfeller
12Ron-Robert Zieler
17Per Mertesacker
Substitution Per Mertesacker (on) 120'
2Kevin Grosskreutz
3Matthias Ginter
15Erik Durm
14Julian Draxler
19Mario Gotze
Substitution Mario Gotze (on) 88'
Goal 113'
9André Schurrle
Substitution André Schurrle (on) 31'
10Lukas Podolski
Manager
Joachim Low 
Argentina
(4-3-1-2)
1Sergio Romero
4Pablo Zabaleta
15Martín Demichelis
2Ezequiel Garay
16Marcos Rojo
6Lucas Biglia
14Javier Mascherano
Yellow Card 64'
8Enzo Pérez
Substitution Fernando Gago (on) 86'
10Lionel Messi
9Gonzalo Higuaín
Substitution Rodrigo Palacio (on) 78'
22Ezequiel Lavezzi
Substitution Sergio Agüero (on) 46'
Substitutes
12Agustín Orión
21Mariano Andújar
3Hugo Campagnaro
23José María Basanta
17Fede Fernández
5Fernando Gago
Substitution Enzo Pérez (off) 86'
11Maxi Rodríguez
7Ángel Di María
13Augusto Fernández
19Ricardo Álvarez
20Sergio Agüero
Yellow Card 65'
Substitution Ezequiel Lavezzi (off) 46'
18Rodrigo Palacio
Substitution Gonzalo Higuaín (off) 78'
Manager
Alejandro Sabella 
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Team Stats
GermanyGER ArgentinaARG
1 Goals 0
1 Assists 0
10 Shots 10
7 Shots on Goal 2
2 Saves 6
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
27 Crosses 14
5 Corner Kicks 3
3 Offside 2
20 Fouls Committed 16
2 Cautions/Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
60% Ball Possession 40%
Germany
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Manuel Neuer 120 - 0 0 0 0
4Benedikt Howedes 120 0 1 0 - -
5Mats Hummels 120 0 0 0 - -
7Bastian Schweinsteiger 120 0 1 0 - -
8Mesut Özil 119 0 0 0 - -
11Miroslav Klose 88 0 0 0 - -
13Thomas Müller 120 0 0 0 - -
16Philipp Lahm 120 0 0 0 - -
18Toni Kroos 120 0 0 0 - -
20Jerome Boateng 120 0 0 0 - -
23Christoph Kramer 31 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
9André Schurrle 89 0 0 0 - -
17Per Mertesacker 1 0 0 0 - -
19Mario Götze 32 1 0 0 - -

Argentina
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Sergio Romero 120 - 0 0 1 4
2Ezequiel Garay 120 0 0 0 - -
4Pablo Zabaleta 120 0 0 0 - -
6Lucas Biglia 120 0 0 0 - -
8Enzo Pérez 86 0 0 0 - -
9Gonzalo Higuaín 78 0 0 0 - -
10Lionel Messi 120 0 0 0 - -
14Javier Mascherano 120 0 1 0 - -
15Martín Demichelis 120 0 0 0 - -
16Marcos Rojo 120 0 0 0 - -
22Ezequiel Lavezzi 45 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
5Fernando Gago 34 0 0 0 - -
18Rodrigo Palacio 42 0 0 0 - -
20Sergio Agüero 75 0 1 0 - -
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GermanyGER vs. ArgentinaARG
Minute Event
120+4' Game Over  Germany 1-0 Argentina
120+4' Half Over  Germany 1-0 Argentina
120+4' Foul  Schweinsteiger fouled by Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
120+4' Goal Kick  Manuel Neuer (Germany)
120+3' Shot  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
120+3' Free Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
120+1' Foul  Messi fouled by Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
120+1' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
120+1' Goal Kick  Manuel Neuer (Germany)
120' Substitution  Per Mertesacker (on). Özil (off). (Germany)
120' Foul  Biglia fouled by Mesut Özil (Germany)
119' Cross  Thomas Müller (Germany) - Completed Pass
118' Foul  Mascherano fouled by Thomas Müller (Germany)
118' Goal Kick  Manuel Neuer (Germany)
117' Shot  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
117' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Off Target
117' Foul  Gago fouled by Mario Götze (Germany)
117' Throw-In  Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
116' Throw-In  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
116' Cross  Martín Demichelis (Argentina) - Completed Pass
115' Throw-In  Fernando Gago (Argentina)
113' Goal  Mario Götze (Germany). Assist by Schurrle
113' Shot on Goal  Mario Götze (Germany)
113' Cross  André Schurrle (Germany) - On Target
112' Foul  Lahm fouled by Rodrigo Palacio (Argentina)
112' Throw-In  Philipp Lahm (Germany)
110' Foul  Demichelis fouled by Thomas Müller (Germany)
110' Cross  Toni Kroos (Germany) - Headed Out - In Play
110' Free Kick  Toni Kroos (Germany)
109' Foul  Schweinsteiger fouled by Sergio Agüero (Argentina)
108' Cross  Toni Kroos (Germany) - Headed Out - In Play
108' Free Kick  Toni Kroos (Germany)
107' Foul  Schweinsteiger fouled by Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
106' Foul  Gago fouled by Toni Kroos (Germany)
106' Start Half 
105+1' Half Over  Germany 0-0 Argentina
105' Foul  Lahm fouled by Rodrigo Palacio (Argentina)
105' Throw-In  Philipp Lahm (Germany)
104' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
103' Foul  Mascherano fouled by Toni Kroos (Germany)
103' Throw-In  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
101' Cross  Philipp Lahm (Germany) - Completed Pass
100' Throw-In  Mats Hummels (Germany)
100' Throw-In  Philipp Lahm (Germany)
100' Cross  Philipp Lahm (Germany) - Headed Out - Out of Play
99' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
98' Throw-In  Philipp Lahm (Germany)
97' Goal Kick  Manuel Neuer (Germany)
97' Shot  Rodrigo Palacio (Argentina)
96' Foul  Kroos fouled by Fernando Gago (Argentina)
95' Foul  Schweinsteiger fouled by Fernando Gago (Argentina)
95' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
94' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
93' Throw-In  Manuel Neuer (Germany)
92' Shot  Sergio Agüero (Argentina)
92' Cross  Philipp Lahm (Germany) - Headed Out - In Play
91' Shot on Goal  Mesut Özil (Germany)
91' Shot on Goal  André Schurrle (Germany)
91' Start Half 
90+4' Half Over  Germany 0-0 Argentina
90+3' Throw-In  Sergio Agüero (Argentina)
90+1' Shot on Goal  Mario Götze (Germany)
90+1' Throw-In  Lucas Biglia (Argentina)
90' Throw-In  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
89' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
89' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
88' Substitution  Mario Götze (on). Klose (off). (Germany)
87' Foul  Gago fouled by Miroslav Klose (Germany)
87' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
87' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
86' Substitution  Fernando Gago (on). Pérez (off). (Argentina)
85' Throw-In  Mesut Özil (Germany)
84' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
82' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
82' Shot  Toni Kroos (Germany)
82' Cross  Mesut Özil (Germany) - Off Target
81' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
80' Cross  Mesut Özil (Germany) - Directly Out
79' Corner Kick  Toni Kroos (Germany) - Headed Out - In Play
78' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
78' Substitution  Rodrigo Palacio (on). Higuaín (off). (Argentina)
77' Foul  Mascherano fouled by André Schurrle (Germany)
76' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
76' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
75' Goal Kick  Manuel Neuer (Germany)
75' Shot  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
74' Throw-In  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
73' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
72' Foul  Mascherano fouled by Miroslav Klose (Germany)
72' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
72' Shot  André Schurrle (Germany)
72' Throw-In  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
70' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
70' Cross  Benedikt Howedes (Germany) - Overhit
69' Foul  Lahm fouled by Lucas Biglia (Argentina)
69' Cross  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
69' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
68' Foul  Toni Kroos (Germany)
68' Foul  Özil fouled by Lucas Biglia (Argentina)
66' Foul  Biglia fouled by Miroslav Klose (Germany)
66' Throw-In  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
65' Yellow Card  Sergio Agüero (Argentina)
65' Foul  Schweinsteiger fouled by Sergio Agüero (Argentina)
64' Throw-In  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
64' Yellow Card  Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
64' Foul  Klose fouled by Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
64' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
63' Shot on Goal  Sergio Agüero (Argentina)
63' Corner Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - On Target
62' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
62' Cross  André Schurrle (Germany) - Completed Pass
61' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
60' Throw-In  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
60' Foul  Schurrle fouled by Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
59' Shot on Goal  Miroslav Klose (Germany)
59' Cross  Philipp Lahm (Germany) - On Target
57' Foul  Neuer fouled by Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
55' Foul  Rojo fouled by Thomas Müller (Germany)
55' Corner Kick  Toni Kroos (Germany) - Foul
52' Throw-In  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
51' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
50' Foul  Biglia fouled by Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
49' Goal Kick  Manuel Neuer (Germany)
49' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
48' Goal Kick  Manuel Neuer (Germany)
47' Shot  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
46' Offside  Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
46' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
46' Cross  Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina) - Clearance Out of Play
46' Start Half 
46' Substitution  Sergio Agüero (on). Lavezzi (off). (Argentina)
45+3' Half Over  Germany 0-0 Argentina
45+2' Offside  Thomas Müller (Germany)
45+2' Shot  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
45+2' Corner Kick  Toni Kroos (Germany) - Off Target
45+1' Corner Kick  Toni Kroos (Germany) - Headed Out - Out of Play
45+1' Cross  Philipp Lahm (Germany) - Clearance Out of Play
45' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
44' Cross  Thomas Müller (Germany) - Directly Out
43' Shot on Goal  Toni Kroos (Germany)
43' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
42' Cross  Thomas Müller (Germany) - Headed Out - In Play
41' Foul  Biglia fouled by André Schurrle (Germany)
41' Throw-In  Thomas Müller (Germany)
40' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
40' Throw-In  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
39' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
39' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
39' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
38' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
38' Foul  Schweinsteiger fouled by Lionel Messi (Argentina)
37' Offside  Mesut Özil (Germany)
36' Corner Kick  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
35' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
34' Yellow Card  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
33' Foul  Zabaleta fouled by Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
33' Foul  Lavezzi fouled by Mesut Özil (Germany)
32' Throw-In  Philipp Lahm (Germany)
31' Substitution  André Schurrle (on). Kramer (off). (Germany)
30' Offside  Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
30' Cross  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - Offside
29' Yellow Card  Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
29' Foul  Lavezzi fouled by Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
28' Offside  Thomas Müller (Germany)
27' Throw-In  Philipp Lahm (Germany)
24' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
23' Cross  Philipp Lahm (Germany) - Completed Pass
22' Foul  Lavezzi fouled by Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
21' Foul  Özil fouled by Martín Demichelis (Argentina)
21' Goal Kick  Manuel Neuer (Germany)
21' Shot  Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
20' Throw-In  Philipp Lahm (Germany)
19' Throw-In  Philipp Lahm (Germany)
19' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
17' Cross  Miroslav Klose (Germany) - Completed Pass
17' Throw-In  Miroslav Klose (Germany)
16' Throw-In  Lucas Biglia (Argentina)
16' Corner Kick  Toni Kroos (Germany) - Clearance In Play
15' Cross  Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany) - Headed Out - Out of Play
15' Throw-In  Philipp Lahm (Germany)
15' Cross  Toni Kroos (Germany) - Headed Out - In Play
15' Free Kick  Toni Kroos (Germany)
14' Foul  Klose fouled by Martín Demichelis (Argentina)
14' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
13' Cross  Philipp Lahm (Germany) - Directly Out
13' Throw-In  Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
12' Cross  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
11' Corner Kick  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
11' Shot on Goal  Lucas Biglia (Argentina)
10' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
10' Foul  Messi fouled by Christoph Kramer (Germany)
9' Throw-In  Thomas Müller (Germany)
7' Cross  Thomas Müller (Germany) - Defended by Keeper
7' Throw-In  Thomas Müller (Germany)
6' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
5' Cross  Thomas Müller (Germany) - Clearance In Play
5' Throw-In  Philipp Lahm (Germany)
4' Throw-In  Philipp Lahm (Germany)
4' Shot  Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
4' Shot on Goal  Toni Kroos (Germany)
4' Free Kick  Toni Kroos (Germany)
3' Foul  Müller fouled by Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
3' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
1' Throw-In  Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
1' Start Half 
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