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Mario Gotze Germany 1-0 Argentina

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at23:03

    The German squad gather in a huddle at the front of the stage as Philipp Lahm waits to receive the famous trophy.

    Like Lothar Matthaus, Franz Beckenbauer and Fritz Walter before him, Lahm lifts the World Cup trophy for Germany...

  • Mike Ingham

    BBC Radio 5 live

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "There were moments in this game where it might have happened for Argentina, but at the same time it would have been too much for Brazil to bear.

    "You never know, with a fully fit Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria, they might have won. But for me Messi wasn't even Argentina's best player, never mind the best player at the World Cup.

    "And the thing is, Messi will be 31 the time the next World Cup comes around. You just wonder whether this was the moment for him."

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "There's been no outstanding teams at this World Cup apart from Germany in the last two games."

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at23:01

    Runners up in 2002, semi-finalists in 2006 & 2010 - here come Germany. No longer the bridesmaid, but the blushing bride.

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at23:00

    Lionel Messi leads his team-mates past the World Cup trophy, but not in the way he would have wanted to. It's a silver medal for the Argentine side. Alex Sabella will stand down after tonight. Not the way he wanted to go out.

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "I feel sorry for Argentina. This is taking an eternity."

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:58

    Germany form a guard of honour for Argentina as they go up the steps to collect their silver medals.

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    Join the debate at #bbcworldcup

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    Social media comments from around the world are being translated and curated by the BBC's multilingual World Cup Twitter conversation, @viabbc.

    Raphael Santos (Brazil): Germany came, built a training centre, danced with the natives, went to the beach, scored seven against Brazil and won the World Cup. Fantastic.

    Antonio Vera (Spain): A well deserved championship for Germany, but it's worth saying Argentina played a great game and had chances to win it.

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:57

  • Awards for Neuer and Messi

    Posted at22:55

    Manuel Neuer is up to collect his Golden Glove award, he is clearly the best goalkeeper at the tournament and deserves that.

    Lionel Messi wins the Golden Ball award for the best player of the tournament. Not sure everyone will agree with that...

  • Match Stats

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:54

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    Anup, Leeds: Deserving team has won the World Cup. I think it is a team effort and Germany displayed it stronger than any other team. Three cheers for the new World champions.

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:53

    Here come the presentation party. Lionel Messi looks pig sick as he waits to receive his runners-up medal. He's not got too many of those in his collection.

  • Former England defender Rio Ferdinand

    MOTD analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "There is no worse feeling than just standing there and waiting to see your opponents lift the trophy. Argentina's players will be feeling sick."

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:53

    Mario Gotze's winning goal was 32nd substitute goal of the tournament, a World Cup record.

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:52

    Christ the Redeemer is decked out in the German flag. Congratulations Germany.

  • Former England defender Rio Ferdinand

    MOTD analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "This isn't a project started last year by the German FA. It's something that has been in the making for the last 10-12 years. These players have played together at international youth level, under-21 level. Now they're world champions. England fans will be watching this and asking 'can we do this?'"

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    Anina M: Phillip Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger or Javier Mascherano man of the match for me. Each has been really outstanding tonight!

    Vikor Atllen: Lionel Messi. Disappointed but gracious.

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:50

    Brazil remain out in front with five World Cup wins, and Germany now join Italy on four.

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "I'm sure Argentina will get a good welcome back home but when they do go back, they will be thinking they could have won this game. They had all the chances. After so many misses you start thinking if Germany get a chance, they will get the goal, and that's what they have done."

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:49

    Mario Gotze is the first player to score a winning goal as a substitute in a World Cup final. What a hero.

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    Gully: Bastian Schweinsteiger was an absolute warrior! Man of the Match performance surely! He gave everything.

  • Former England striker Alan Shearer

    MOTD analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "The Germany manager deserve a lot of credit. He was so near and yet so far [in previous tournaments]. He changed his tactics and system and believed in what he thought would work.

    "He made a big call in taking off Miroslav Klose and bringing on Mario Gotze and it worked."

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:49

    It must be a horrible, horrible wait for the Argentina players. Like Jim Bowen bringing out that speedboat, they have to wait and see what they could have won.

  • Former Netherlands midfielder Clarence Seedorf

    Match of the Day analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "Germany are absolutely worthy of winning the World Cup. They were the best team throughout and they grew a lot. They were always very solid, got through the results and improved as the tournament went on.

    "Today was quite equal, maybe the best chances went to Argentina, but it is still deserved by Germany."

  • Former England striker Alan Shearer

    MOTD analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "For Lionel Messi to have the iconic status of Pele and Diego Maradona he has to lift the World Cup. He had his chance tonight and it hasn't been taken."

  • Former England defender Rio Ferdinand

    MOTD analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "Kids watching this game wanted to see Messi do something special. He had a big chance but his time didn't come. But Messi has done things at club level that others have come nowhere near. It's unfortunate he was unable to produce here."

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:47

    What a night for Christoph Kramer. Not in the original 30-man squad, he came in right at the end, only making his debut in May.

    The 23-year-old started, went off early through injury, and is now a World Cup winner.

    Well done third-choice goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler too. The 25-year-old played two games on loan at my team Northampton Town in 2009. He's just won the World Cup!

    We'll have to rename our ground!

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "We talk about those defining moments, well Argentina had a few. Eight shots wide. They never tested Manuel Neuer, we know he is a fantastic goalkeeper but that was their downfall. They did not take their chances in those big moments.

    "As a team Germany have been exceptional. Efficient, strong, their game management is absolutely superb."

  • Former England striker Alan Shearer

    MOTD analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "Argentina had big opportunities. Gonzalo Higuain would have laid in bed last night dreaming of a one-on-one at the edge of the box. You can't miss from there. It's a sitter, I'm afraid."

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:44

    Mario Gotze's younger brother Felix currently plays for the Borussia Dortmund under-15 team. See you in Russia lad...

  • Former England striker Alan Shearer

    MOTD analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "Germany have got great belief in their keeper - he's a sweeper, he can play with his left or right foot and is quick.

    "They've got some top players - Muller, Kroos, Schweinsteiger. The average age of their team is 26."

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:43

    The celebrations will continue long into the Rio night, and Joachim Low has almost cracked into a cheer. The coolest man in the stadium embraces his players.

  • Alan Hansen

    MOTD analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "Germany are phenomenal at getting the job done - their team ethos, their great players. It was a great goal to win the final - a great run and cross from Schurrle and a great volley from Gotze. That was the hardest chance of the lot. He knew he was going to score."

  • Former England defender Rio Ferdinand

    MOTD analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "Gotze has been promising to do something like this in a German shirt for a while. They love him in Germany, he is a wonder kid. Argentina are going to have nightmares because they had great chances but couldn't score."

  • Former England striker Alan Shearer

    MOTD analyst

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "Mario Gotze has a hell of a lot to do when the ball comes to him. The first touch was brilliant and the finish was out of this world."

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:40

    Argentina were behind for seven minutes of the World Cup. Unfortunately for them, it was the wrong seven...

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    Ross Gordon: A lot of people thought back in 2010 that Germany would be ready to win in 2014 and they've done it with style. Great team.

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

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    "Overall Germany deserve it. Argentina, we had glimpses of what they could do but they stuttered their way through the tournament. Tonight I feel sorry for them because they had chances at key moments but they did not take them.

    "Germany have ground it out but if you are going to score a goal that is worthy of winning the World Cup that was certainly it from Mario Gotze."

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:38

    Mario Gotze joins the likes of Andres Iniesta, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Andreas Brehme and Jose Burruchaga as scorers of decisive goals in World Cup finals.

    The 22-year-old was the second youngest German player of all time. He will never be forgotten now...

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 1-0 Argentina

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    "You might argue that the goal that won Germany the World Cup was the most difficult chance of the night."

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:37

    Tears flow in the stands as Argentina supporters can't quite believe it. The subs on the back page of the Berliner breathe a sigh of relief.

    Germany fans were ultra confident before the game, and they have delivered.

  • GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP

    Posted at22:36

    Mario Gotze is the toast of a nation! Germany win their fourth World Cup.

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    Nicholas Waite: Brilliant goal from Mario Gotze, cool as you like. Didn't even look phased with the celebration either - talk about composure!

    Ashic Mahtab: You have got to feel sorry for Lionel Messi. Joins the ranks of Marco van Basten et al. Greatest players never to win a World Cup.

    Nik: Mario Gotze will get the plaudits but Manuel Neuer has been immense for the Germans throughout.

  • FULL-TIME

    Germany 1-0 Argentina

    Posted at120 mins

    Germany have won it!

  • Germany 1-0 Argentina

    Posted at120 mins

    Lionel Messi takes it - over the top! Not his day, not their night...

  • Germany 1-0 Argentina

    Posted at120 mins

    Long delay here. Lionel Messi lines up the free-kick, he's a long way out. He can't from here - can he?

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 1-0 Argentina

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    "Romero is asking to go forward. Why stop him? He is asking to go forward but is being ignored."

  • Germany 1-0 Argentina

    Posted at120 mins

    Get up there Sergio Romero!

  • Germany 1-0 Argentina

    Posted at120 mins

    120 mins done - we have TWO MINUTES added on. Two minutes between Germany and glory.

    Free-kick to Argentina.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 1-0 Argentina

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    "There will be more than dancing in Dusseldorf this evening, but this will be massively celebrated in Brazil as well. The last thing they wanted was an Argentina victory.

    "Argentina had plenty of chances to win it but unfortunately for them their chances fell to the wrong players."

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 1-0 Argentina

    Posted at119 mins

    Germany may get a second on the break - Thomas Muller is in and pokes it across goal but Mesut Ozil can't get there.

    Here comes the BFG - Per Mertesacker on for Ozil. Two World Cup winners at the Arsenal next season?

  • Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer

    Germany 1-0 Argentina

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    "Germany fans counting down the clock and the Brazilian supporters in here roaring on Joachim Low's side - even jeering Lionel Messi when he failed to keep the ball in play. Can Argentina somehow beat the imposing presence of the magnificent Manuel Neuer?"

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 1-0 Argentina

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    "Neuer knew exactly where Messi's header was going. He saw it coming and decided to stay on his line."

  • Germany 1-0 Argentina

    Posted at118 mins

    Everyone's up top for Argentina, with Javier Mascherano playing as a sweeper.

  • Germany 1-0 Argentina

    Posted at116 mins

    Lionel Messi heads the ball on to the roof of the net. Mario Gotze's goal by the way was the 171st of this World Cup, which ties with France 98 for the record.

    Per Mertesacker is coming on for Germany.

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    The JakeWaller: That's how you become a hero! No German will EVER forget your name. Well taken son!

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 1-0 Argentina

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    "There's four minutes left and Argentina just can't get the ball."

  • Germany 1-0 Argentina

    Posted at115 mins

    Five minutes from glory. And brilliant from Manuel Neuer again, off his line like a flash to snuff out a promising Argentine attack.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 1-0 Argentina

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    "You look at the Argentina players now and their heads have dropped. We haven't seen enough from Lionel Messi, he is clearly not fit at all."

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 1-0 Argentina

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    "That was a fantastic first touch and superb technique. He didn't even look where the keeper was, he just knew where he was going."

  • Germany 1-0 Argentina

    Posted at114 mins

    Even in the aftermath of that goal, Joachim Low remained unmoved on the sidelines. The man has anti-freeze in his veins.

    A minority of supporters inside the Maracana are rocking. Germany minutes away from a fourth World Cup win...

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 1-0 Argentina

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    "What a fantastic goal, it was a great cross into the box, Mario Gotze drifted into the near post, took it on his chest and fired it into the far corner. He had the composure to provide a brilliant finish that deserves to win a World Cup final."

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    GOAL

    Germany 1-0 Argentina - Mario Gotze

    Posted at113 mins

    Super sub! Super Mario!

    What a moment for Mario Gotze, as he gives Germany the lead. And surely wins the World Cup!

    Andre Schurrle sprints down the left, showing rare energy at this stage of the game. His cross finds Gotze, he takes it on his chest and then flashes the volley across Sergio Romero and into the corner. Wonderful, wonderful technique...

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    Duncan, Richmond: The World Cup final should be the one game allowed a replay. It's just not right that after two years of qualification and 64 games in the finals, the world champions will be decided from the penalty spot. It's not football.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at111 mins

    Bastian Schweinsteiger's cornerman has done a good job on that cut and the midfielder is back on. No real danger at the moment, pretty pedestrian stuff in the centre.

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "That should have been a sending off. Aguero is very fortunate."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at109 mins

    Bastian Schweinsteiger is rightfully angry after that clash. Sami Khedira was off the bench and in the linesman's ear.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at108 mins

    Bastian Schweinsteiger getting all the treatment now. Sergio Aguero catches him with a swinging arm and again there is no card from the referee. He's cut under the eye too.

    Blood flows from the wound. Aguero could have been dismissed for that, he gets nothing.

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    Brent, London: Don't Germany have a sub left? Get Lukas Podolski out there now!

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at107 mins

    Javier Mascherano is playing a dangerous game as he catches Bastian Schweinsteiger again with a late tackle. Do not get sent off now...

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    Join the debate at #bbcworldcup

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    Former France and Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira: "Both defences have been excellent. I hope one team wins it before penalties as I know how difficult it is to lose that way."

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "Manuel Neuer certainly won't be lacking confidence if it goes to penalties. He might even take one."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at106 mins

    The winner in the 2010 final came from Andres Iniesta in the second period of extra time, in the 116th minute in fact. There is still time.

  • Alan Hansen

    MOTD analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "The first five minutes of extra-time was like the first half - end to end. You have to find the extra reserves from somewhere - the most important 15 minutes of your life."

  • KICK-OFF

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at105 mins

    We are go.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "We've seen that one big chance for Argentina, when Rodrigo Palacio should have scored. Argentina have had the better chances throughout the whole game but you feel there is one more big one in this game. Will it fall to that player who can remain composed and finish?"

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live's commentary by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at22:15

    Both coaches giving further encouragement, I'm not sure anybody is listening at this stage. They are out on their feet. Argentina haven't been behind for a single minute of this World Cup. How cruel for them if they were to lose it now...

  • The penalty shootout dossier

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at22:14

    All 36 penalties taken in the 2014 World Cup up until the final, with 26 scored and 10 either missed or saved

    The World Cup final could be decided by a penalty shootout. We have had four already.

    Is there a perfect penalty? From the graphic, it appears shoot high and into the corners would be the best option.

    Germany edge Argentina in penalty shootout stats:

    Former England striker Alan Shearer: "You're representing your country and the whole nation is watching you. The pressure is huge.

    "Your mind starts to play tricks on you. That walk is a long walk and a million things go through your mind. You heart beats faster but you've got to believe in what you've trained to do.

    "The goalkeeper will play mind games, which we saw with Tim Krul. If I'd been in that situation against Krul I'd have waited 10 yards outside the box until he was back on his line - you've got to stay in control of the situation.

    "I used to line the ball up, look at the opposite side to where I was going to put it. And you should never, ever change your mind.

    "The last thing that goes through your mind? Don't miss."

    Read more from BBC's penalty shootout dossier.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at22:14

    In space, no-one can hear you scream...

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    Astronaut Alexander Gerst: "Exciting World Cup final at 28,000 km/h on the International Space Station. Go Germany!"

  • HALF-TIME

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at105 mins

    Fifteen minutes from pens.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at103 mins

    This has got the distinct whiff of penalties about it now, both sides looking tired and devoid of ideas. It's a shame to end this tournament like this really.

    Someone still has time to lift it though.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "It is so tense down there. The substitutes behind the German goal who are supposed to be warming up are just stood watching the game. Julian Draxler could come on for Germany, but then who do you take off? Do you take off a defender and go for it?"

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at101 mins

    Javier Mascherano cuts the ball out with a great tackle and then catches Bastian Schweinsteiger on his follow through. He's on a booking but no further action taken, or needed.

    Germany have one change left. I'd take Mats Hummels off. He's playing like someone's dad.

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    Fabian McNeilly: I'd feel more sorry for Rodrigo Palacio if his hair wasn't so terrible.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at99 mins

    Germany are lacking a focal point since Miroslav Klose came off, with Thomas Muller doing his best to get in the mixer.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "There was that opportunity I was talking about. The first touch was brilliant, you're thinking surely now he has to score but in fairness to Manuel Neuer he came out very quickly. I think Rodrigo Palacio was just panicked by that and he scooped it well wide."

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live's commentary by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

  • CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at96 mins

    Mats Hummels is gone - absolutely gone! He can't run and he can't jump, he gets right under a cross from the left, gets it all wrong to allow Rodrigo Palacio in.

    Manuel Neuer is out in a flash though, getting right in the striker's face and forcing him to chip it wide.

    Just run at Hummels. The man has lost his legs...

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "Schurrle seems to be frightened of Zabaleta. He won't take him on at all."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at95 mins

    Someone get Carlos Tevez back from Disneyland. How Argentina could do with him now.

  • Former England captain Rio Ferdinand

    MOTD analyst

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    "Jerome Boateng has been immense today. Mats Hummels is lacking mobility - outside the box he has been left a few times. Ezequiel Garay and Martin Demichelis have been very good too."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at94 mins

    Joachim Low still remains calm. I wonder if there is any scenario in which he loses it. Maybe not being able to park in a shopping centre, running late for a flight...

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at94 mins

    Manuel Neuer took a throw-in there for Germany. One for the fans of the niche acts in football...

  • Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at the Maracana

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "There has been talk about Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano giving the team talks but it was a fired-up coach Alejandro Sabella who was delivering the motivational speech during the break there."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at93 mins

    This is so open now! Sergio Aguero gets on the burst, flying down the left wing before delivering a poor ball across. Mats Hummels was so slow in the middle. This extra period could be a real test for one or tow out there.

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "Great break by Germany and terrific save by Romero. I hope that's set the tone for extra time."

  • CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at91 mins

    What a chance! Right at the start!

    Andre Schurrle, who scored at the start of extra time against Algeria, has a chance but lashes in a shot straight at Sergio Romero.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    Stepan Benyovszky: Once again most "experts" are wrong, Argentina comfortably holding their own. Germany nervous and will need luck. Lots of it.

  • Alan Hansen

    MOTD analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "It just needs one piece of individual brilliance and Messi is the man."

  • KICK-OFF

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at90 mins

    Here we go then - extra time in the World Cup final.

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "It's all mind over matter now. Germany just look that little bit stronger for me. I think both teams will get a chance, but Argentina have already had good chances and not taken them. That is why I think they will get punished."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at21:57

    Both captains meet for the coin toss as the coaches continue to discuss their plans. Will it go to penalties again?

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "Both teams look dead on their feet. When you have the ball at this stage of the game you have that extra 15% of energy, and when you're without it your head drops and your energy drops. At this level that is all it takes for somebody to get a run on you."

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "I have been surprised by Argentina, watching them in previous matches they haven't been great but they have turned up tonight and played with a good tempo, high energy levels and the front three have been lively.

    "You just wonder who is going to make the first mistake. It is so hard to call."

  • Former England defender Rio Ferdinand

    MOTD analyst

    ASK RIO

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at21:56

    Rio Ferdinand will be answering a selection of your questions on the Match of the Day Facebook page at the end of this match. You can watch Rio in Rio on BBC One at 10.35pm on Monday evening looking back on his time in Brazil.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

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  • Alan Hansen

    MOTD analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "It's unbelievably difficult to predict. The first half was better than the second half. Messi had a golden opportunity - clean through and he missed the target."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at21:54

    Germany have one change available, Argentina have used all of theirs.

    Lionel Messi is not the most inspirational captain, sitting on his own munching on an energy bar while team-mates gather away to his left. Javier Mascherano is the talker.

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at the Maracana

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "Couple of little half-chances towards the end but nothing to prevent extra-time. Will Argentina's extra efforts against the Netherlands the night after Germany won in a canter against Brazil be a factor when we start again?"

  • FULL-TIME

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at21:52

    And there we go.

    Chances spurned by both sides, neither keeper forced into real top-class action, and it goes to extra time.

    A final on a knife edge.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at90 mins

    Germany thread an intricate move across the penalty area but Thomas Muller's cross is eventually cut out. Looks like extra time.

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    Bhaz: Mario Gotze on for Miroslav Klose. Take a bow, goal machine.

  • INJURY TIME

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at90 mins

    We will have THREE MINUTES added on. Lionel Messi flicks a great pass through but it's cut out...

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

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    "I think Miroslav Klose will be 40 at the next World Cup. It may be a little too much for him. What a fantastic player. He gets an applause from everyone in the stadium as he goes off."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at88 mins

    Lucas Biglia needs some treatment, Argentina have used all three subs but he's OK. Into the last two minutes of the 90.

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at87 mins

    Lionel Messi takes it on his shoulder, beats one man and plays a one-two. It all opens up for him - until a brilliant tackle stops him in his tracks.

    Miroslav Klose gets a huge ovation as he is replaced by Mario Gotze.

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    Tristan Comley: Lionel Messi looks absolutely knackered... Can't blame him though!

    Ash: No doubt Miroslav Klose has been outstanding for Germany but his lack of pace has severely let him down and held him back today.

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at85 mins

    Last change for Argentina. Enzo Perez, who looks finished, comes off and Fernando Gago takes his place.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at84 mins

    It's now or never really. Germany perhaps looking the fitter and stronger side.

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "You never felt as though Kroos was going to make the net bulge. There wasn't even a bobble, no excuse really."

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "That is the second big chance for Toni Kroos. It was brilliant play from Mesut Ozil to pull it back and Kroos almost tried to be too precise and that has cost him. You want him to put his foot through that and at least make the goalkeeper work."

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live's commentary by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at83 mins

    The last two World Cup finals have both gone to extra time. Are we on for a third one in a row?

  • CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at81 mins

    Lovely! Philipp Lahm frees Mesut Ozil down the right, the Arsenal man gets his head up nice and early and finds Toni Kroos on the edge of the box.

    Kroos has time, goes for the early side-footer, but passes it tame and wide. Great pass from Ozil.

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "I was expecting Argentina to have come well off the pace by now but Germany have looked rattled since the start of this second half. They have not settled down at all."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at80 mins

    Chance at the other end! Thomas Muller puts in a cracking pass from the left this time, it finds Benedikt Howedes who is not the man you'd want there, and he can't gather it up.

    Into the last 10...

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at78 mins

    Lionel Messi may be coming to life. He bursts past two defenders with a wonderful turn of pace but new man Rodrigo Palacio is not on the same page and can't react to his touch through.

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at77 mins

    Rodrigo Palacio, who has made four substitute appearances during the World Cup, has a fifth in the final. The Inter striker replaces Gonzalo Higuain, who will still be thinking about that first-half chance.

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "When Messi is up against defenders they seem mesmerized by him. His movement is so quick, short steps, and fantastic control. He was thinking Iran all over again."

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "We are either going to see a horrendous mistake or that one moment of individual brilliance, because at this stage in the game you start to feel one goal might be enough to seal the victory.

    "Lionel Messi is dropping deeper and deeper. He just needs one moment to come up with that fantastic goal."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at73 mins

    Nope. Not happening for Lionel Messi, whose touch lets him down as he tries to collect a crossfield pass.

    We are 20 minutes away from full-time. Can Messi inspire his side to the trophy? Right on cue, he cuts inside and bends a shot wide...

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "What a poor touch by Schurrle. His body wasn't in any shape to take it. But this game is opening up."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at70 mins

    Thomas Muller is able to ghost into the area for the first time since the break, he floats away into space but Andre Schurrle can't control his pass. We are getting toward 'one goal wins' territory.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Germany still haven't really created a golden opportunity in this second half. At the moment, if Argentina can keep their concentration, you could see a half chance falling to Sergio Aguero.

    "But when Argentina do attack they have to be careful they do not leave space for Germany to counter. That is the only time they really look dangerous."

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live's commentary by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at69 mins

    Another good claim from Manuel Neuer, hurtling out to punch this time, ends an Argentine attack. The best keeper in the world?

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    Dom, Leigh on Sea: Very strange watching Lionel Messi in a team having this little possession.

    Tommy, Clevedon: It's been a great game so far but we've just hit the dreaded 60 minute no one wants to lose mark! Pens anyone?

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at66 mins

    Lionel Messi on the ball for the first time in 15 minutes, easily beating two men in midfield before earning a free-kick which is easily claimed by Manuel Neuer. The quality has just edged out of it...

  • YELLOW CARD

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at63 mins

    Good pressing from Argentina forces Manuel Neuer into kicking it clean out of play. Germany looking rattled, but then Javier Mascherano makes a mistake in midfield and slides through to bring down Miroslav Klose and a yellow card which he accepts readily.

    Sergio Aguero is then booked for a late one on Bastian Schweinsteiger. Getting a bit edgy.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at62 mins

    Andre Schurrle bursts in down the left and hits an early cross, Mesut Ozil is charging in at the near post but the ball is always behind him and he can't gather it in.

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    Andrew Larkin: Manuel Neuer is Harald Schumacher in disguise.

    Tom Clempson: It's more of a penalty for Gonzalo Higuain than a free kick against him.

    P.D Smith: Argentina playing as they did in the semis - disciplined in defence and positive in attack.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at60 mins

    Into the final half an hour in Rio. Are we going all the way to extra time and beyond again?

    We've not seen much from Lionel Messi since that golden opportunity at the start of the half.

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at the Maracana

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "The two coaches are an interesting study in body language. Germany's Joachim Low is an upright figure, shirtsleeves rolled up and looking relatively calm. Argentina's Alejandro Sabella is pacing his technical area, animated and often stooping with his hands on his knees, almost as if he is tempted to get on and join his players. Sabella never looks relaxed."

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "I can't believe the referee has given that as a free-kick. Gonzalo Higuain just carries on running and Manuel Neuer takes him out. Higuain gets one fully in the face. Poor decision, it should have been nothing more than a throw in."

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Was Neuer inside the box when he made a connection with his fist? The replays suggest he is. You can see why that went his way - a 6ft 4in keeper hurtling through the air."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at59 mins

    A few head injuries in this game then, and Gonzalo Higuain is hoping to run this one off.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Sergio Aguero is playing more centrally than Ezequiel Lavezzi was and Argentina are trying to play balls over the top for him, Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain to chase.

    "But I'm not sure Messi is fit. His head is down, and I think he might have a slight problem with is hamstring. He has held it a few times already and is just walking around."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at56 mins

    Oooof! Manuel Neuer comes flying out of his goal, he punches the ball clear but catches Gonzalo Higuain with his knee.

    He reaches the ball fairly, but he clatters the striker on his follow through. Higuain is OK to continue I think but in real time that was a sickening collision.

    Somehow that is given as a foul against Higuain.

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "The game is quickening up which is great. Schurrle is saying to the referee 'why did you not give me a free-kick?' but the referee was actually giving Germany advantage."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at54 mins

    Germany's first moment of danger in the second half. Andre Schurrle skips inside a man on the edge of the box, he is clipped but referee Nicola Rizzoli waves play on and Thomas Muller's low cross-shot is hacked away. That was better from Joachim Low's men.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at53 mins

    Sergio Aguero's first involvement sees him skip down the left wing but that man Jerome Boateng slams the door shut in his face again. A cracking 0-0 so far, but it's goals we want...

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "It's been a really bright start by Argentina to the half. Every time they go forward they are posing problems."

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Just like in the first half, Germany are a little bit rattled. Argentina have started very well and are getting in behind the German defence."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at50 mins

    It's all Argentina since the break. Lionel Messi seems to be playing a few yards higher up the pitch and Jerome Boateng has to stretch to cut out another raking pass through.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at49 mins

    That was another huge chance. Lionel Messi did everything right. Everything but the goal.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Could that be the moment? Lionel Messi, from not the easiest of angles, just tries to roll it in the far corner. How often have we seen him score from there?"

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live's commentary by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Of all the people. There was a massive intake of breath. You're just waiting for the net to bulge."

  • CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at47 mins

    What a chance!

    Lionel Messi gets in behind, he's onside this time, wide out to the left of the penalty area, he hits a low shot, the ball beats Manuel Neuer - and beats the far post.

    A fraction wide.

    The right man in the right place. The wrong result.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at46 mins

    Javier Mascherano springs a cracking pass over the top to find Gonzalo Higuain - he's in on goal again but he's offside again.

    Almost the way through though. Argentina starting the second half on top.

  • KICK-OFF

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at45 mins

    And we are back in play in the Maracana.

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at21:03

    And Argentina make that change at the break - Sergio Aguero is on at half-time to replace Ezequiel Lavezzi.

  • Clarence Seedorf

    MOTD analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Logically Germany should win because they have been the best team in the tournament but Argentina are knocking on the door. Germany need to speed up and use more of the left hand side."

  • Alan Hansen

    MOTD analyst

    Posted at

    "The Germans have had a lot of possession. If [Manchester City striker] Sergio Aguero comes on for Argentina then he could make a difference. It's been a terrific game for a 0-0. It's been end to end and really, really open."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at21:01

    Players in the tunnel, Thomas Muller having a long word with referee Nicola Rizzoli as they wait for Argentina to re-appear.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at20:59

    Argentina have Sergio Aguero and maybe Angel Di Maria (fitness permitting) on the bench, while Germany could have Mario Gotze and Lukas Podolski in play before long.

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at the Maracana

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Goalless at half-time but in no way dull. Chances for both sides and Argentina's counter-attacking plan working well. Lionel Messi's speed is causing problems for Mats Hummels but Benedikt Howedes cam closest of all with that header right on half time."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at20:55

    I can neither confirm or deny rumours that Rihanna is set to replace Alan Hansen on Match of the Day. But she knows a good counter when she sees one.

  • Alan Hansen

    MOTD analyst

    Posted at

    "The thing about the high line is that you can't come and sweep. You just need one little ball in and the goalkeeper's in no man's land."

  • Goal of the tournament

    Posted at20:55

    It is time to select your goal of the tournament.

    The Match of the Day team have chosen the following seven goals, which can be watched by clicking the highlights tab in this page:

    Robin van Persie v Spain

    Tim Cahill v Netherlands

    Lionel Messi v Iran

    Jermaine Jones v Portugal

    James Rodriguez v Uruguay

    David Luiz v Colombia

    Andre Schurrle v Brazil

    Make your choice via the voting section on this page.

    Term and conditions can be read here.

    Voting will close at full-time and the result will be announced in this page and in the Match of the Day World Cup final show.

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    Pakistani cricketer Shaid Afridi: Watching the game at home with the girls, they're all supporting Argentina, come on Germany!

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at20:53

    Argentina completed 133 passes to Germany's 307 in that half - but Argentina almost cut through a few times.

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Argentina started well with their game plan, Germany haven't got the pace at the back to deal with Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain, but as the game wore on Germany have got into it. Argentina will be delighted the half-time whistle has come. The longer the game goes on I think the more it will suit Germany, because Argentina will tire."

  • Alan Hansen

    MOTD analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Gonzalo Higuain had a gift of a chance in the first half [fired wide of the keeper's right-hand post] - he was slow, pedestrian and laborious."

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "It is 0-0 but a fascinating game. Both sides have now had one great opportunity each. Argentina will have learned from the Algerians, who kept dinking balls over the top and caused Germany a lot of problems.

    "On the balance of play, Argentina have had the better chances and the longer it stays like this the more likely it is that Lionel Messi produces that little bit of magic."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at20:50

    Interesting on the replay of the disallowed Argentina goal that coach Alex Sabella saw the offside flag instantly. There was no flicker of celebration from the big man.

    Gonzalo Higuain has not had the best 45 minutes. Sergio Aguero time?

  • Former England defender Rio Ferdinand

    MOTD analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "It's goalless but it's been enjoyable. Argentina are looking dangerous on the counter attack. I can't believe Germany are playing such a high line. If that continues then it could be Argentina's day."

  • Former England striker Alan Shearer

    MOTD analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "It's a tough one to call. Germany had a lot of possession and play down the right, like we expected but Argentina can counter. Both teams have had two great chances. It's a sitter from Howedes at the end of the first half."

  • HIGHLIGHTS

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at20:48

    If you are just tuning in, just checking the scores, it may be goalless but there have been chances.

    Check out the highlights tab at the top of the screen to catch up.

  • HALF-TIME

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at20:47

    Should be 1-1. Two big chances, two bad misses...

  • HITS THE WOODWORK

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at45 mins

    He has to score!

    From the corner Benedikt Howedes is totally free! Six yards out, and he smashes a header against the post. The second big miss of the half...

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    Kevin, Hornchurch: There is no greater sight in football than Lionel Messi running with the ball at his feet towards the the defence. Defenders look petrified. Brilliant. Only Gareth Bale has similar ability.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at45 mins

    Thomas Muller is playing as an orthodox right-winger now, as Germany look to stretch the Argentine defence. Two minutes of time added on as Germany force a corner.

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "That was a back pass by Kroos."

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    Sil (Brazil): Germany deserves all the respect from Brazil. Come on Germany! Brazil is with you!

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at42 mins

    Lovely feet from Mesut Ozil as he skips away from two men on the edge of the box, almost Zidane like, before laying it off to Toni Kroos. He needs the driver from there, but hits a seven iron and it's tame and easy for Sergio Romero.

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Muller and Rojo are having a bit of set to. This will play into Argentina's hands but the game is so fantastically poised."

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at41 mins

    Thomas Muller nutmegs Marcos Rojo and then throws himself to the ground under very little contact - that triggers a reaction from the men in blue who are not all happy. Referee Nicola Rizzoli has to step in and calm it all down.

  • CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at39 mins

    Argentine coach Alex Sabella is on the prowl down the touchline, as is Lionel Messi!

    The little magician bursts into space down the right, somehow twinkling his way into the penalty area and flicking it past Manuel Neuer, but Jerome Boateng is back to hack it away from inside the goalmouth.

    It's just threatening to burst into life...

  • GREAT SAVE!

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at37 mins

    Germany now on the attack down the left, Thomas Muller cuts it back for the fast arriving Andre Schurrle, the Chelsea man middles his shot but Sergio Romero is always right behind it and beats it clear.

    The offside flag was raised as Mesut Ozil closed in on the rebound, but a good stop nonetheless. A goal before half-time? It feels like we may get one.

  • Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at36 mins

    Another great break from Argentina, Ezequiel Lavezzi eating up the yards to beat two or three defenders for pace, he carries it 45 yards before finding Lionel Messi. It needs to go one more, Messi tries to flip the pass through and it's just cut out. Last-gasp defending...

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "That is a naughty foul by Howedes. Fortunately Zabaleta is a tough character but Germany need to settle down."

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Germany now have got to show the game management skills they have showed in the past. They lost Sami Khedira in the warm-up and now with Christoph Kramer coming off, they've had to change their formation. In the past they have been very good at adapting to that. They will have to do it again today."

  • YELLOW CARD

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at33 mins

    Germany looking as ragged as they have all tournament. An enforced early change and now a real swinger of a tackle from Benedikt Howedes, catching Pablo Zabaleta in the groin. High and not particularly handsome.

    A yellow card for the makeshift left-back. Can Argentina capitalise?

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "It's been a bright start. Germany have had more of the possession as we expected but so far Argentina's game plan, to play counter attacking football on the break, has been excellent."

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live's commentary by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

  • Mark Lawrenson

    BBC analyst

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "The flag went up very, very quickly. The referee's assistant is explaining to Lionel Messi why it was disallowed. Schurrle has now come on and we know what he is about."

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at30 mins

    Germany are relieved by that offside flag - but they have had to make an early change. It could be crucial too as Andre Schurrle is on to replace Christoph Kramer. That means Mesut Ozil is in central midfield, interesting...

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at

    "Gonzalo Higuain was away celebrating for what seemed like 30 seconds but there were two players clearly offside. It's a warning for the Germans though."

  • DISALLOWED GOAL

    Germany 0-0 Argentina

    Posted at29 mins

    It's not your day Gonzalo! Not your day.

    Gonzalo Higuain sweeps in a low cross from Ezequiel Lavezzi, he sets off on a near lap of honour - but the flag was up. And it was the right call too, he was clearly offside.

    Almost the opener...

Posted on Saturday 13th July 2013

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