Germany and Slovakia faced off for a place in the Quarterfinals in Lille. A game which was dominated from start to finish by the World Champions , Germany cruised to a 3-0 victory with goals from Jerome Boateng , Mario Gomez and Julian Draxler. Here are the 5 things we learnt from Germany vs Slovakia
1 Germany finally played like World Champions
Germany had a slow start to the tournament, winning unconvincingly against Ukraine and playing out a boring 0-0 with Poland in their second game, they picked up some momentum against Northern Ireland and bought the momentum here with them as they dominated from start to finish. They took an early lead through Jerome Boateng’s strike from outside the box. Germany continued to thread in the entire first half and their good work was rewarded as Mario Gomez tappe home to make it 2-0 before the break. It was the same drill after halftime , Slovakia had no answers and ultimately proved to be a training exercise for the Germans. Ozil’s penalty miss was the only blemish on a perfect night for the World Champions.