Germany and Italy faced off in what promised to be a thrilling encounter , the game was quite possibly the opposite of it. Both the teams fought hard to break each other in the first half and failed , Germany scored through Ozil in the second half, a lead which was soon cancelled by Leonardo Bruennichi’s penalty. Extra time offered little help before Germany won quite possibly the most entertaining penalty shootout ever. Here are 5 things we learnt from Italy vs Germany
1 Germany were very , very lucky
How often would you a team winning a penalty shootout with three of its best players missing. Muller , Ozil and Schweinsteiger all missed for Germany. Luckily for them, Pelle and Bonucci did the same before Zaza came up with the most bizarre run up ever and missing. Jonas Hector slotted the ball in after Damian’s miss, dragging Germany to the semi finals.