Germany's Jonas Hector and Manuel Neuer (l-r.) have been in fine form at UEFA EURO 2016. - © © imago
Germany's Jonas Hector and Manuel Neuer (l-r.) have been in fine form at UEFA EURO 2016. - © © imago

Bundesliga quintet key for Germany against France in EURO semi-final

Aided and abetted by five of the Bundesliga's most gifted native talents, world champions Germany are daring to dream of a fourth UEFA European Championship crown.

The world no.1: Manuel Neuer

Ahead of Thursday's UEFA Euro 2016 semi-final against tournament hosts France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, bundesliga.com takes a closer look at the unfaltering quintet in question.

A rock-solid foundation for club and country, Manuel Neuer has kept more clean sheets at this summer's finals than any other goalkeeper (four). His solitary blot to the copybook came from the penalty spot against Italy, but was preceded by a tournament-leading run of 480 minutes without conceding. Should the FC Bayern München custodian repel France, he will equal Spain counterpart Iker Casillas' competition record of five shut-outs (EURO 2012).

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