Germany (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Kimmich, Hummels, Boateng, Hector; Khedira, Kroos; Müller, Özil, Draxler; Gomez.
Slovakia (4-3-3): Kozacik; Pekarik, Skrtel, Durica, Gyomber; Hrosovsky, Skriniar, Hamsik; Kucka, Duris, Weiss.
GOAL! Germany 1-0 Slovakia (Boateng, 8)
This is beautifully taken! Kroos swings one in from the left, Durican heads away, and just outside the box, Boateng stares the ball down all the way onto his laces, driving straight, low and hard between two defenders converging like the flippers on a pinball machine, and past Kozacik.
PENALTY TO GERMANY!
Kimich crosses from the right, Skrtel shoves Gomes in the back before he can vault into an overhead kick, and earns himself a card too.
Ozil misses the penalty!
Amazingly,an Arsenal player has faltered at a moment of high pressure! He takes the east option, curling it towards the bottom-right corner with his left foot, but not along the ground; it’s basically the easiest penalty out there with least margin for error in terms of connection and target. But Kozacik reads it, it’s not near the corner, it is a nice height for him, and he pushes away.
GOAL! Germany 2-0 Slovakia (Gomez, 43)
GOAL! Germany 3-0 Slovakia (Draxler 63)
Nothing more than his performance deserves. Kroos clips to the back post, Hummels is up, and his header finds Draxler alone and palely loitering about eight yards out. But there’s still plenty to do, so he does it, watching the ball over his shoulder before swivelling to control a powervolley into the roof of the net, close the top near-post corner. Beautifully done