LIVE : 2 nd Half World Cup Final 2014, Germany vs Argentina.
45 mins: The half comes to an end with Germany enjoying two good corners from the right. The second one is especially good, and Hoewedes has got above everyone to slam a header against the post! Muller offside as he goes for the follow up. And that’s about the lot. Howedes should have scored with that header.
44 mins: Some fine play by Muller as he holds off a man and gets a cross in from the right.
43 mins: Ball comes in from the right, good work Klose, who holds it up well and sends it on, and Ozil, who dummies, but the shot is easy for zombie film pioneer Romero.
42 mins: Game definitely getting a little spicy, nothing major as yet, Schurrle’s fouled Biglia. Now Muller’s rolling around, as is his way, and there are words with Biglia and Mascherano.
39 mins: Messi! He’s giving the Germans a roasting down that inside right channel, he’s done Hummels again and Boateng too, nipping into the box like a wee nippy little thing, and lucky for Germany there are just about enough big men back.
36 mins: Muller breaks though. Cuts it back, super ball, and Schurrle cracks it hard at the goal. Very good save Romero, albeit that it transpires that Ozil had been offside.
35 mins: Germany lose it, excellent break from Lavezzi and Messi, and Schweini has to make a vital interception. Neuer deals disdainfully with the corner.
32 mins: Germans are rattled. Howedes, the noted Geordie German, goes into the book for a nasty tackle on Zabaleta.