Mario Gotze Became The Hero For The Germans With A Superb Finish In The 113th Minute To End The Final 1-0
The Borussia Dortmund player, Mario Gotze, became the hero for the Germans with a superb finish via an assist by Chelsea’s Andre Schürrle cross in the 113th minute.
The two substitutes combined to devastating effect for Germany. Schurrle made inroads down the left hand side, and lofted in a neat cross towards the near post. Gotze took it excellently on his chest and with time and space to move, and stabbed it into the back of the net.
With seven minutes left on the clock, Messi had a freekick in the final seconds of the game to save the game but ballooned the ball into the stands to add to the Argentine misery, a moment which summed up Messi’s night.
It had been a long and impressive road for both final competitors and Germany and Argentina provided a match that had all the elements of a World Cup classic.
The Germans were looking to finish something that they have started since 2010 whereas the Argentines were determined to return to the top by avenging an embarrassing 4-0 thrashing by the same opponents, which happened four years ago.
The Germans, with their fourth title, have now made history as the first ever European World Cup champion to emerge on South American soil.