Euro 2016, quarter-final: Germany vs Italy - As it happened...
Having lost all their previous eight meetings against Italy in major tournaments, Germany pulled finally pulled off a win against Italy in quarter-final of Euro 2016.
New Delhi: New Delhi: Germany finally ended their unbeaten run in major tournaments against Italy as they defeated them 6-5 on penalties in a high-voltage quarter-final in Euro 2016.
Germany have done it! They have finally defeated Italy in a major tournament!
Germany have scored the next penalty as Jonas Hector's shot goes beneath Buffon for a Goal!
Neuer saved the next one as Darmian missed, Germany now have the advantage.
Boateng to take shot for Germany, he scores. Score 5-5.
Sciglio scores for Italy, 5-4 they lead.
Kimmich scores off the next, it's 4-4.
Parolo scores for Italy. Azzurri lead 4-3.
Hummels to take the shot. He scores. It's 3-3 now.
Giaccherini scores for Italy. They lead 3-3.
Bastian to take the next shot. If he scores, Germany win. Oh! He misses, 2-2.
Neuer saves one by Bonucci brilliantly for Germany! Scores level 2-2.
Julian Draxler converts one for Germany. Scores level at 2-2.
Graziano Pelle takes the next shot, goes way wide, Score: Germany 1-2 Italy.
Mesut Ozil took the next shot for Germany and hit the post. Italy still lead 2-1.
Andrea Barzagli scores for Italy. They now lead 2-1.
Thomas Muller took the next shot. Buffon saved it diving to his left! Score 1-1
Simone Zaza took the second shot for Italy. After showing nerves, his shot missed the crossbar by a huge margin. 1-1.
Toni Kroos took the first penalty kick for his team and leveled the scores 1-1.
Lorenzo Insigne scores the first one for Italy! Italy lead 1-0.
Both Buffon and Neuer are two of the finest goalkeepers in the world at the moment. Here's another chance for them to take their status to the next level.
120+1' Time's up! Buffon and Neuer will now have to show their skills for their respective teams in the penalty shootout.
120+1' Simone Zaza replaces Giorgio Chiellini for Italy.
120' Chance created by Pelle, Neuer was quick to reach out for the ball.
119' Ozil found himself right in front of the goal, tried producing a chance off his left foot, went straight into Buffon's hands.
116' Toni Kroos takes the free-kick, easily cleared by Italian defenders.
115' Free kick for Germany after Muller was pushed down by one of the opponents,
113' Lorenzo Insigne managed to reach near Germany's penalty box but hit his shot straight into the goalkeeper's hands. What a waste of a chance.
113' Bastian Schweinsteiger has been shown a yellow card.
112' Compared to Italy, Germany are still looking keen to create some chances.
108' Lorenzo Insigne replaces Eder for Italy.
107' Another chance created by Germany. Julian Draxler's rebound shot missed the bar by a whisker. The look on the faces of German players showed it was a very close chance.
Both the teams looked tired during the last 15 minutes. There was no zeal to create the winning chance. They have another few minutes to regroup themselves for the final 15 minutes, after which the result will be decided by a penalty shoot out.
105' That's the end of the first half of the extra-time.
103' Emanuele Giaccherini gets a yellow card.
102' Another corner for Germany, another waste of opportunity.
101' Corner for Germany. Ozil took it, couldn't capitalise.
98' Julian Draxler has been penalised for committing a foul.
98' Toni Kroos took a free kick for Germany. No damage done.
96' Pelle tried to create a chance for Italy, got stuck between too many German defenders who cleared his attempt.
95' Matteo Darmian's cross has been cleared.
93' Thomas Muller commits a foul for Germany.
92' Graziano Pelle of Italy gets yellow card after he hit an opponent's leg with his spikes. He will miss the next game for his country.
Before the start of extra time, the players of both teams would want to learn from their mistakes so far. Italy, after being 0-1. have fought back hard and they would want to maintain their unbeaten run against Germany in major tournaments.
90+4' The second half is over. 1-1 it is!
90+2' Ozil did create a chance with a good pass in front of the box, Bastian couldn't reach there.
90' Three minutes of added time as both teams search for the winning goal.
90' Mats Hummels gets a yellow card. He will not be a part of the semis if Germany get there.
89' Mattia De Sciglio created a good chance for Italy again!
87' Matteo Darmian replaces Alessandro Florenzi for Italy.
86' Germany refusing to let go of the possession.
84' Both the teams are now looking to create plenty of chances in the dying stage of the match.
82' No more damage done by Italy as the corner was well cleared by Germany.
81' Brilliant change in Tempo by Italy, Pelle missed the shot as it went past but Italy will have a corner.
78' Penalty for Italy! Leonardo Bonucci took it and sent it storming towards Manuel Neuer's left into the goal! Italy have found the equaliser!
77' Handball by Jerome Boateng! What a moment in the game! Both his hands were up in the air and that looked rediculous from one of the best defenders in world football.
76' Corner for Italy. Allesandro took it, hit it right into the middle of the box but was well defended.
74' Graziano Pelle got a pass right in front of the goal, but his shot went past the crossbar. Big chance missed under the circumstances.
72' Mario Gomez walks off to a huge ovation. In comes Julian Draxler.
69' Germany are slowly getting into the rhythm and are looking dangerous now!
67' Excellent save from Buffon! Gomez was right in front of the crossbar, he produced a fine shot which was brilliantly saved by Buffon.
65' GOAL! Mesut Ozil gives Germany 1-0 lead! Jonas Hector should get the credit for an excellent pass there!
63' Graziano Pelle looked like creating another opportunity for Italy, but the referee found him to be off-side.
59' Yellow card for Marco Parolo! Italy are landing themselves in trouble here!
57' Mattia De Sciglio gets a yellow card.
55' Jerome Boateng created a good chance but his shot missed the crossbar by the slightest of margins.
54' Muller missed out on a chance as his powerful left-footed shot went way long of the post.
52' Jonas Hector created a chance, hit the ball in the penalty area but it was cleared.
46' Viktor Kassai asked for a foul but it was overturned by the referee!
46' Play resumes! Both teams will eye a better show in the second half.
Despite having some good chances, Germany have failed to produce a goal in the first half. Italy would be happy with the way they have defended so far and would be keen to put a good show in the second half.
45' Toni Kroos did well to put a cross into the box, but the corner was cleared.
45' One minute of added time.
44' Stefano Sturaro of Italy got to rebound near the box but it was well blocked.
43' Another brilliant move created by the Germans. Thomas Mueller was in front of the goal and he had another chance. But credit must go to Buffon who stopped what looked like a real opportunity for Germany!
41' Another chance created by Germany, good pass by Joshua Kimmich, Mario Gomes took the header but it went wayward. That was one good chance missed by Germany.
39' Bastian created a move with a good right-footed pass, the defenders did well to protect their goal post.
36' Jonas Hector tried a shot at Italy's post but stopped by Buffon.
34' Germany still maintaining the possession.
31' Mattia De Sciglio tried to pass the ball in the penalty area but it was well blocked!
29' Foul by Mario Gomez after he needlessly tried to battle with his opponent.
27' The referee has disallowed a goal to Germany, the pass came from Mats Hummels, Bastian was present in front of the goal, his header went inside the post, but not before he had pushed down his opponent.
26' Stefano Sturaro should have been given a yellow card. Escapes.
24' Eder's nose is bleeding. Receives some treatment.
21' Despite not scoring any goal, Germany have been the dominant of the two teams.
20' Gomez got a pass right in front of the goal from Mats Hummels, but despite him stretching to his full, he couldn't convert it as Buffon saves it.
16' First change for Germany, Sami Khedira has been replaced by Bastian. The crowd welcomes the Germany skipper with a huge roar. It is his 119th match for Germany.
15' Alessandro Florenzi made a move towards Germany's goalpost with his left-footed shot but
13' Sami Khedira (Germany) needs medical treatment so the physio has been called.
12' Kimmich was back in action for Germany as he spoiled an attacking move by Italy.
11' Germany defenders are making the Italians run all over. No positive move yet.
9' First corner for Germany, taken by Ozil, no damage done!
8' Kimmich made an attacking move, but it went in no man'd land.
6' Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) was adjudged offside.
5' Italy got another corner, after
4' Italy got the first corner of the match, Alessandro Florenzi took it but couldn't convert it as it went wayward.
3' Germany continue to have the possession of the ball. Not much from the Italian players thus far.
1' Germany made inroads in the first minute itself, no damage done though.
1' The match is underway as the referees blow the whistle!
The players observe a silence for the victims of the Dhaka attack.
The national anthems are being played. Huge moment for both the teams.
The line-ups are out for both the teams:
Germany: Neuer, Howedes, Hummels, Boateng, Hector, Kimmich, Khedira, Kroos, Ozil, Muller, Gomez
Italy: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Florenzi, Sturaro, Parolo, Giaccherini, De Sciglio, Pelle, Eder
Despite being one of the most dominating outfits in world football, Germany are yet to beat Italy in a major tournament.
That stat would be in the minds of Joachim Loew and his men, who have lost all their eight meetings against Azzurri, excluding friendlies.
While the Germans eased past Slovakia with a 3-0 win in the round of 16, the Italians were impressive in knocking out defending champions Spain with a 2-0 victory.
Italy have silenced their critics to quite an extent, after many said it was one of the worst teams to appear in an European Championship.
Germans, despite not conceding a goal so far in the tournament, are still struggling to find the top gear.
The winner of the much-awaited quarter-final match will lock horns with host nation France or surprise package Iceland, who meet on Sunday.
Here is everything you need to know about this big clash:
Possible starting line-ups:
Germany XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Khedira, Kroos; Özil, Müller, Draxler; Gomez
Italy XI: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Florenzi, Parolo, De Rossi, Giaccherini, De Sciglio; Pelle, Martins
Date: Sunday, July 3
Time: 12:30 AM
Venue: Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux
TV listing: Sony Six, SONY ESPN
Live streaming: Sony LIV, Sony ESPN website, Sony LIV, SONY ESPN apps.
(All times are in India Standard Time)