- Boateng, Gomez and Draxler get goals in Lille.
- Neuer and Co. still yet to concede.
- Spain or Italy await in quarter-final on 2 July.
Look back at how goals from Jerome Boateng, Mario Gomez and Julian Draxler earned Germany a 3-0 win over Slovakia in Lille and set up a UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final against either Italy or reigning champions Spain.
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FULL-TIME: 90+2' GERMANY 3-0 SLOVAKIA
The world champions ease through to a quarter-final with either Spain or Italy in Bordeaux on 2 July...what a game that will be, a real EURO classic.
CHANCE: 89' GERMANY 3-0 SLOVAKIA
Wonderful one-touch passing move ends with Hector in space on the left...his cross is miscued, but almost finds its way into the far top corner of the net...he didn't mean that, but it was very nearly a fourth for Germany.
LATEST: 86' GERMANY 3-0 SLOVAKIA
Dangerous ball into the six-yard box from Podolski on the left, well cleared by Salata with Gomez looking to pounce.
LATEST: 83' GERMANY 3-0 SLOVAKIA
A little shake of the head from Durica as he prepares to take a throw-in tells its own story...Slovakia know they are beaten, and by a top-quality side.
SUBSTITUTION: 76' GERMANY 3-0 SLOVAKIA
Schweinsteiger replaces Khedira in the centre of the park.
SUBSTITUTIONS: 72' GERMANY 3-0 SLOVAKIA
Goalscorers Boateng and Draxler make way for Höwedes and Podolski respectively.
CHANCE: 67' GERMANY 3-0 SLOVAKIA
A free-kick is touched to the side and Durica drills a shot just wide of the post...for once, Neuer looked beaten.
GOAL: 63' GERMANY 3-0 SLOVAKIA
Corner comes in from the right...Hummels challenges...ball loops up...AND DROPS FOR DRAXLER!! Who brilliantly smashes a volley into the roof of the net. Great technique, wonderful finish, Germany easing into the last eight now.
LATEST: 59' GERMANY 2-0 SLOVAKIA
Draxler has had a great game so far, and dances down the left away from two defenders...hits the turf after his heels appeared to be clipped, but no free-kick. The Wolfsburg man can barely believe it.
CHANCE: 49' GERMANY 2-0 SLOVAKIA
Hamsik plays the ball along the edge of the Germany box, and Kucka strikes first-time...the ball goes in a hurry into Neuer's hands. Either side, he would have had a problem.
LATEST: 46' GERMANY 2-0 SLOVAKIA
We're back underway in Lille...
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5 - Mario Gomez is now Germany's joint-top goalscorer at the European Championship (5 goals), with Jürgen Klinsmann. Super.— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) June 26, 2016
HALF-TIME: 45' GERMANY 2-0 SLOVAKIA
The half-time whistle sounds in Lille...Germany with a healthy cushion, and look to be heading to the last eight despite that missed Özil penalty.
GOAL: 43' GERMANY 2-0 SLOVAKIA
Draxler comes down the left...low cross...GOMEZ!!! Turns the ball in at the near post...pure poacher's strike from a pure poacher, and Germany have a second.
SAVE: 41' GERMANY 1-0 SLOVAKIA
Neuer brilliantly leaps to his right to touch a Kucka close-range header over the bar...that looked like the equaliser.
LATEST: 35' GERMANY 1-0 SLOVAKIA
Clash of heads between Müller and Skrtel as they go for a Kimmich cross...the Slovakia captain comes off worse, but the pair eventually get to their feet.
1 - Incl. shootouts @MesutOzil1088 is the first German Player to miss a penalty at the EURO since Uli Hoeneß in the 1976 final. Ages.— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) June 26, 2016
CHANCE: 31' GERMANY 1-0 SLOVAKIA
Müller finds space just outside the Slovakia box in the right-hand channel, but his shot - though powerful - rises over the bar. Slightly wasteful the Bayern man there...still waiting for his first goal of the tournament.
CHANCE: 23' GERMANY 1-0 SLOVAKIA
The ball drops invitingly for Özil just inside the box, and his half-volley is a whisker away from doubling Germany's lead...Kozacik wasn't getting anywhere near that one.
LATEST: 18' GERMANY 1-0 SLOVAKIA
A first dangerous foray into the Germany box is led by Hamsik, but Neuer has nothing more complicated to make than a comfortable catch.
PENALTY SAVE: 13' GERMANY 1-0 SLOVAKIA
Kozacik goes to his right and pushes away Özil's rather weak effort from the spot...it was a good height and too close to the Slovakia 'keeper.
PENALTY: 12' GERMANY 1-0 SLOVAKIA
Skrtel adjudged to have pushed Gomez in the back...penalty.
GOAL: 8' GERMANY 1-0 SLOVAKIA
The corner is cleared at the near post, but the ball drops for Boateng, who volleys low through a crowd and into the bottom corner.
CHANCE: 7' GERMANY 0-0 SLOVAKIA
Khedira sees Kozacik touch over his header from Kroos' free-kick...corner.
LATEST: 6' GERMANY 0-0 SLOVAKIA
Hector again gets in behind Pekarik on the Germany left, but once more the 1. FC Köln man's attempt to find a team-mate inside the penalty area is thwarted.
LATEST: 3' GERMANY 0-0 SLOVAKIA
An early cross from Hector is cut out by Skrtel...Germany with all the early pressure.
KICK-OFF: Germany 0-0 Slovakia
We're underway at the Stade Pierre Mauroy...a place in the last eight is at stake. Slovakia are here for the first time...Germany, most certainly not.
17:56 - The anthemns
Slovakia's first...and now Germany
17:53 - Teams are in the tunnel
The Polish referee, Szymon Marciniak, has a word with the two captains, Manuel Neuer for Germany, Martin Skrtel for Slovakia...just a couple of minutes before the sides emerge into the sun in Lille.
17:20 - Slovakia line-up
17:07 - Germany line-up
15:16 - Traditional colours for both sides
14:26 - Omen
He's yet to score at the Euros, but a goal from the brilliantly stealthy Thomas Müller against Slovakia could be worth its weight in gold:
13:27 - Date for the diary
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12:51 - Smells like team spirit
Andre Schürrle has only had a bit-part role to play for Germany so far in France, but the VfL Wolfsburg midfielder isn't complaining. "We all want to play - as much as possible and preferably in the starting line-up, but like I said: it's important that all players realise that this is about the whole team," the 25-year-old told dfb.de recently. "There can only be eleven players on the pitch and you can't win the European Championship if the other twelve are unhappy [...] Whether we're playing ten, twenty, eighty, or ninety minutes - we need to give 100 percent when we're on the pitch. There's no room for egos."
12:24 - Yellow peril
Germany have three players already on a booking: Jerome Boateng, Mesut Özil and Sami Khedira. A yellow card for either player in Lille would rule them out of the quarter-final, should the world champions progress.
11:43 - Pekarik to play through the pain
Hetha Berlin defender Peter Pekarik, who has a broken nose, will play with a special bandage across his face tonight. "When I broke it before, I had a mask on my face for three minutes before I had to take it off, as it was bothering me," the Slovakia international explained. "So this time it’s different - we used a special cover, specially taped. So, I think this is the best solution for me and there shouldn't be any problems. I tried it on in one training session already."
11:07 - Win or bust
1. FC Köln left-back Jonas Hector reminded media that Germany cannot afford any slip-ups in their first knockout game of the tournament against Slovakia tonight. "It's crunch time," the 26-year-old affirmed. "You are allowed to make one or maybe even two mistakes during the group stage, but now it's win or go home. It's an exciting feeling and everyone is ready for it."
10:46 - Pride in the shirt
Bayern's Joshua Kimmich did an exemplary job at right-back against Northern Ireland, but will we see FC Schalke 04's Benedikt Höwedes back in the side tonight? "I have thought about one or two changes," teased Jogi Löw yesterday.
10:03 - 'Boateng will play'
Germany head coach Joachim Löw is confident FC Bayern defender Jerome Boateng will be fit to face Slovakia after shaking off a calf problem. "He took part in out final training session," he revealed at Saturday's pre-match press conference. "He actually arrived a bit early to do some tests on the pitch as he didn't train yesterday. He didn't raise any concerns afterwards and will receive further treatment tonight. As things stand, he'll play."
08:55 - Neuer warns of Hamsik threat
Manuel Neuer expects a stern test against Slovakia, despite the Falcons scraping their way through as one of the best third-place finishers behind England and Wales in Group B. The Bayern and Germany goalkeeper has been particularly impressed with SSC Napoli playmaker Martin Hamsik, who scored when the two nations met in a pre-tournament friendly in Augsburg. "Everyone knows that Hamsik can shoot from distance because he scores such fantastic goals for Napoli, but he was not playing very high up the pitch in the group stage," Neuer explained. "It's very important for our front six to stifle him early, but we mustn't just focus on one player."
08:44 - Quarter-final prize
Germany have not had the rub of the green against Spain or Italy in recent meetings at major tournaments, but they will have the chance to set the record straight in the next round - if they can bounce Slovakia.
08:30 - The story so far
Germany beat Ukraine, drew with Poland and edged Northern Ireland on their way to topping Group C without conceding a single goal. The performance against the northern Irish was the best of the lot, though, thanks in no small part to the inclusion of 21-year-old FC Bayern München talent Joshua Kimmich at right-back. They say he's the 'next Philipp Lahm', but the man himself is having none of it: "[Lahm's] played there all his life; I've only played there once. There's no comparison really."