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Germany - Slovakia
Euro 2016 - 27 June 2016
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FT: Germany 3-0 Slovakia. The world champions hit form at just the right time as they ease into the last eight with the minimum of fuss. Goals from Boateng, Gomez and Draxler do the damage while Ozil missed a penalty. Die Mannschaft will now meet Spain or Italy next.
- Yellow cardJuraj KuckaSlovakia
Kucka booked. Slovakia playing the last seconds of their Euro 2016 campaign now.
SAVE! A Germany break sees the ball drop for Kroos who sees his shot well saved.
Two minutes added. Germany looking for the fourth.
Chance to put some icing on the cake but Hector blazes his cross way beyond Gomez at the far post. Germany had cut Slovakia to bits down the left there.
ATTEMPTS: Germany 17-7 Slovakia.
Slovakia just want the whistle now. Germany playing keep-ball.
It's been a stroll in the park for Germany for most of today. Ozil delivers another corner but for once Slovakia's defence holds firm from a set piece.
Fair to say Germany are up there as favourites for the trophy after this performance? I'd say so...
- OffNorbert GyömbérSlovakia
- OnKornel SalátaSlovakia
SLOVAKIA CHANGE: Gyomber off, Salata on.
A reminder that Germany will meet either Spain or Italy in the last eight. A clash worthy of the final whichever side makes it through.
Another Schweinsteiger stat: He equals Lilian Thuram (FRA, 16) and Edwin van der Sar (NED, 16) in second place on the all-time appearances list at the EUROs. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (POR, 18) has played more.
Podolski in for a fourth... but he's flagged offside.
Harsh but funny.
DID YOU KNOW? Bastian Schweinsteiger has now played in 36 games at major tournaments, equalling Lothar Matthäus. Only Miroslav Klose (37) has featured more times at the World Cup and European Championships for Germany.
- OffSami KhediraGermany
- OnBastian SchweinsteigerGermany
GERMANY CHANGE: Khedira off, Schweinsteiger on.
VIDEO: Draxler's volley.
Signs today that Draxler could be starting to live up to the hype that saw him hailed as a wonderkid a few years back.
Just a question of how many Germany get now as the crowd sing 'Ole' with every pass.
- OffJulian DraxlerGermany
- OnLukas PodolskiGermany
GERMANY CHANGE: Draxler off, Podolski on.
- OffJérôme BoatengGermany
- OnBenedikt HöwedesGermany
GERMANY CHANGES: Boateng off, Howedes on.
Gregus crashes a desperate shot from distance way wide.
DID YOU KNOW? Germany have scored three goals at the EUROs for the first time since their 4-2 win over Greece at EURO 2012 (via Infostrada).
Durica thunders a 30-yard effort just wide of Neuer's left-hand post.
- Yellow cardMats HummelsGermany
Hummels booked for a great tackle. he clearly won the ball! Crazy decision from the referee.
Mexican wave time. German fans beginning the party early. They are heading into the last eight.
Typical German timing. They've started to hit real form when it matters most.
- OffMichal DurišSlovakia
- OnStanislav ŠestákSlovakia
Slovakia respond to that third goal with an immediate change. Duris off, Sestak on.
That was Draxler's second goal for his country. He's had a cracking game.
- GoalJulian DraxlerGermany
GOAL!!!! It's three and game over. Draxler hooks a volley into the roof of the net after Kroos' right-wing corner was flicked on by Hummels.
After a lively period for Slovakia it seems Germany are reasserting their authority.
Draxler causing more mayhem with sublime skills to bamboozle two on the left. The winger doesn't get the decision from the referee though as he tumbles to the floor.
Hamsik rolls a free kick into the path of Kucka who rifles a long-range drive well wide of target.
DID YOU KNOW? Germany leads a EURO match by two goals at half time for the first time since the EURO 1996 match against Czech Republic (2-0 win) - via Infostrada.
Germany look like they have shifted down into second gear, conserving some energy. It's giving Slovakia some belief.
A Germany legend is very impressed so far.
Hamsik whips a left-foot free kick over the wall and the crossbar. He screams for a corner as he looks to have taken a nick off Hummels. The official disagrees and Germany can go again.
Kucka leads a counter that leads Hector to tumble him 30-35 yards form goal. Chance for Slovakia here.
Neuer could have been doing this for most of the first half. He was a virtual spectator.
A bleak stat for Slovakians looking for hope: Germany have won all 12 matches in which they were leading by at least two goals at a major tournament.
Kucka arrives to slam Hamsik's layoff straight a Neuer from the edge of the box.
Slovakia trying to show more adventure but it could leave gaps at the back.
Will this be a Germany goalfest? Or can Slovakia make a game of this?
- Yellow cardJoshua KimmichGermany
Kimmich booked for handball.
- OffVladimír WeissSlovakia
- OnJán GregušSlovakia
That Slovakia change sees Gregus replace Weiss.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Slovakia restart the contest having made a HT change.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Germany 2-0 Slovakia. Boateng's early belter and Gomez's poacher's goal have put Die Mannschaft well on course for the last eight. They could even afford a penalty miss from Mesut Ozil, it's been that easy so far. Slovakia with a mountain to climb.
Gomez now has five Euro goals to his name in total. That equals the haul of Jurgen Klinsmann in this particular competition. Not bad at all.
That's two in two for Gomez now. He is fully justifying his inclusion.
- GoalMario GómezGermany
GOAL!!! Gomez tucks in at the near post after Draxler had danced beyond his man on the left flank and cut it into the forward's path.
Slovakia's corner is half cleared and it allows Milan Skriniar to probe into the left of the area and thunder a shot off target that almost turns into a cross for Skrtel at the back post. A warning for Germany.
SLOVAKIA CHANCE! Juraj Kucka gets on the end of a right-wing cross but sees his header tipped over by Neuer.
It's been impressive from Germany so far this afternoon, but it's just the one goal to show for it so far.
Superb chest control by Draxler as he turns on the edge of the area and drags a 20-yard strike just wide.
Draxler slaloms beyond Pekarik but sees his cross-shot blocked behind by Skrtel.
Slight delay as Skrtel receives treatment for a knock. He looks okay to continue. Can Slovakia use the time to clear their heads and end the half in a positive fashion?
But it's Germany posing all of the questions in this half. Slovakia's defence is creaking but so far it has only been breached once...
Who can turn this around for Slovakia? All eyes will be on Marek Hamsik who has been directly involved in four goals in his last four competitive games for his country (3 goals, 1 assist). He’s the only player along with Martin Skrtel and Jan Durica to have featured in all seven of Slovakia’s games at major tournaments.
Muller given all day to turn and tee up a shot from the right edge of the penalty area that flies just over the bar.
Not really something Ozil wants against his name...
VIDEO: Ozil's volley just wide.
Of course, Müller still hasn’t scored a single goal in eight games at the EURO. He has 10 goals in 13 World Cup games. Will that change today?
Muller can't quite turn his head quick enough to guide Ozil's left-wing delivery on target.
DID YOU KNOW? Slovakia have now only kept one clean sheet in eight games at major tournaments. That came in their last outing against England (0-0).
Some real number crunching going on regarding German penalties at major tournaments. While that goes on Die Mannschaft are knocking on the door for goal number two...
Ozil fizzes wide on the half volley after Gomez had knocked Draxler's cross into his path.
Germany playing some lovely stuff at times. Hector gets down the left but can't quite carve out the opening. You sense there are plenty of goals to be had here.
DID YOU KNOW? Slovakia have won only two of their seven games at major tournaments (3-2 v Italy at World Cup 2010, 2-1 v Russia at EURO 2016).
Not been a great tournament for spot-kick takers so far.
Ozil the first German to miss from 12 yards in a major tournament since 2010. You'd fancy it isn't going to be a crucial one though.
Vladimir Weiss engineers some space on the right with a neat one-two but can't find a teammate with a cutback from the byline.
VIDEO: Mesut's miss.
Wow! What a stat that is...
Germany well on top here. It would have been curtains had that penalty gone in.
PENALTY SAVED! Mesut Ozil steps up but sees his spot-kick to Matus Kozacik's left-hand side brilliantly pushed away by the keeper.
- Yellow cardMartin ŠkrtelSlovakia
PENALTY! Skrtel pushes Gomez in the back as the German goes for the header on goal. The Slovakian is booked for what was a real moment of madness.
We've seen some decent goals from long range so far in this competition.
Worth the wait!
VIDEO: Boateng's belter!
Not the start Slovakia would have wanted.
That was Boateng's first goal for his country - not a bad way to open the account!
- GoalJérôme BoatengGermany
GOAL!!!! Germany lead. A left-wing corner is headed clear to the edge of the area where Boateng arrives on cue to thunder a low volley into the bottom corner.
Khedira meets Kroos' right-wing delivery but his header deflects just over the bar.
Norbert Gyomber manhandles Draxler to the floor as the winger looked to make inroads down the right flank. Free kick to the Germans in a dangerous position.
SEMI FINAL OMEN? The last time Germany failed to make it out of the group stages of a major tournament was at EURO 2004. Since then, they’ve made the last four at every single major competition.
CAN THE SLOVAKS MAKE HISTORY? Slovakia have reached the knockout stages of a major tournament for the second time in as many participations (World Cup 2010, EURO 2016). In 2010, they were eliminated in the Last 16 by the Netherlands (1-2). Can they go one better and upset the world champions here?
Germany with all of the ball, slowly probing from one flank to the other. No openings as of yet.
LUCKY GROUND: This will be Germany’s second game at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in this year’s tournament. The first one was a 2-0 win against Ukraine. Similarly, Slovakia’s only previous game at Pierre-Mauroy saw them beat Russia 2-1 in this year’s group stages.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Germany have won seven of their 10 encounters with Slovakia (L3) including their two competitive head-to-heads back in the EURO 2008 qualifiers (6 goals scored, 2 conceded).
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Germany get us underway.
Peter Pekarík, Slovakia: "It´s a beautiful success for Slovakian football that we've progressed to the last 16 of an international tournament. So it’s very special and great for us, and I hope we won’t say goodbye to the tournament - we will do our best to give the opponents a hard time and try to progress.”
The last goals Germany conceded were actually against last 16 opponents Slovakia. The Slovaks beat an experimental Germany side 3-1 less than a month ago.
The winner of Germany v Slovakia will meet Spain or Italy in the last eight.
Manuel Neuer, Germany: "Slovakia are deservedly in the last 16, but a decisive victory for us would really push us on. It’s a different type of pressure in the knockout rounds compared to the group stage but for me personally, nothing changes. We want to be successful. We are not out to break records."
VIDEO: The key stats ahead of Germany v Slovakia.
Who do you fancy in this one? Nelson the Hornbill is going with the favourites!
Bit-sized comments from the respective coaches... Joachim Low: "We lost to Slovakia at the end of May, so we know what's coming..." Jan Kozak, Slovakia: "We had wanted to play against big quality, so we have it."
HOW DID WE GET HERE? Germany topped their group but looked a lot more solid at the back than they did going forward. They are still yet to concede at Euro 2016. Slovakia's win over Russia and draw against England were enough to ensure they went through despite finishing third in Group B.
DID YOU KNOW? Germany have averaged 71.9% possession over their first three games, the highest ratio so far at EURO 2016.
Just the one change for the Germans. Goetze dropped with Draxler coming in.
TEAMS - GERMANY: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Kroos, Khedira; Müller, Özil, Draxler; Gomez. /// SLOVAKIA: Kozacik; Pekarik, Skrtel, Durica, Gyomber; Kucka, Hrosovsky, Skriniar, Hamsik, Weiss; Duris.
Hello and welcome to LIVE text commentary of the Euro 2016, last-16 clash between Germany and Slovakia at Stade Pierre-Mauroy near Lille.