Germany 1-1 Italy on a match played at the UEFA European Championship 2016 Quarterfinal on Saturday, 2nd 2016 at the Stade Bordeaux-Atlantique, Bordeaux, France Stadium and Italy got equalized with a goal scored by Leonardo Bonucci on a penalty kick to retain Italy back after Mesut Ozil scored the opening goal for Germany.
The World Champions Germany took on Italy in an attempt to beat their boggy team for the first time in last 8 matches in major tournaments. Italy started with 3-5-2 formation hoping to defy German efficiency in midfield and they were pretty successful in doing so for the most part.
Both teams had good chance to take the lead in opening first 45 minutes but overall it was a very underwhelming performance from both sides which will only suit Italy. Mesut Ozil strike in second half put Germany in lead and just when it looked like they are dominating and will see it through Italy equalized via penalty when Boeteng handled the ball inside the box.
So after the first 45 minutes we had a the expected result where both teams canceled each other out. Germans started with unusual 3 at the back with packed midfield to counter Italy style which was a surprise for many. The game ended on penalties as Mesut Oezil scored a 65′ minute goal which put Germany in the lead 1 – 0 and at the 78′ minute Italy equalized 1 – 1 on a penalty scored by Leonardo Bonucci. Finally Germany 1 – 1 Italy was finalized on Penalties Germany 6 – 5 Italy
Germany 1 – 1 Italy (Penalties 6 – 5) (July-02-2016) UEFA European Championship 2016 Quarterfinal Highlights
- 65′ 1 – 0 Mesut Oezil scored with a neat finish after Hector’s deflected cross found a way into the box.
- 78′ 1 – 1 (penalty) Leonardo Bonucci scores with a stunning penalty to beat worlds best keeper in Manuel Neuer.
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