Two major European soccer teams that clashed in the Euro Cup quarter-finals did not leave any stone unturned to win the match. It was the last moment when the Germans emerged victorious over the Italians with a score 6-5 in the penalties.
It was a big match in the big occasion and the fans had pulled up their socks to view an enthralling and nail-biting competition, that was on air as a part of current sports news of every news channel or internet sites . Their hopes were not destroyed by the players from both the teams, who started very brilliantly in the match. Especially, the Italians were keen to win this one and advance forward in the contest. Their defense was impeccable and they were high in their attack.
Despite of the brilliance from both the teams, they could not open up their score card till the half-time. It was the 65th minute of the game when the German midfielder Mesut Ozil scored a brilliant goal for his team and offered it a lead of 1-0. He showed his utter skills and slipped the ball past the keeper to leave him merely a spectator. The German crowd erupted to the occasion and celebrated their lead.
A few penalty corners after this could not do any good to the Italians who had chances to level the score. The lead taken by the German Soccer team could not last long when Leonard Bonucci, the midfielder from Italy scored a goal off a penalty in the 78th minute and the scores leveled one each. The rest of the match could not yield any further outcomes and the players attacked and defended to save the match. Even the 30 minutes extra time would render no effect to the scores.
It was then decided to have penalty shoots and the last shot from Jonas Hector proved a match-winning one. This ensured a 6-5 win of Germany over Italy and the Italian fans all over the world mourned to the defeat, their team encountered.
The German Soccer team was accused of never winning an international match against the Italians and they had to break this myth in the match. Their players were really awesome, specially the goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who saved quite a few hits for his team. Due to this, they could have the last laugh in the match and go home satisfied. Other players such as Benedikt Höwedes, Joshua Kimmich and Toni Kroos were also fairly impressive in their defense and did not let anything pass through them.
The German Soccer team has done all the hard work and is ready to meet the mighty French team in the semi-finals, who has already reached the place. Whatever took place in the grounds of Bordeaux was more of a dream for the German and the Italian team, with Germany taking the upper hand winning the match at the final moment.
Euro Cup 2016 has reached to the zenith of its excitement when it advances to view the semi finals. The tournament is set to offer more fire and the spectators are ready hilt and heel to imbibe the excitement that follows it.