Germany Wins 2014 World Cup behind Mario Gotze’s Goal
Editor’s note: Nose Bleed Section Sports is one of Stoppage Time Soccer’s partners. In this piece, Connor Onion writes about Germany defeating Argentina 1-0 in the World Cup Final.
Mario Götze, welcome to German immortality.
It took 113 minutes to finally break the seal on the net, but Götze struck inside the six-yard box in the second period of extra time to deliver the Germans their 4th World Cup title. Nearly 80,000 fans ingested the Germans 1-0 win over Argentina at Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro.
Germany’s victory marks the first time in World Cup history a European nation won the World Cup on American soil. It was Germany’s first World Cup title since 1990.
The champions came in as favorites, but the match remained much more wide open than many expected. Argentina squandered opportunity after opportunity.
In the 21st minute Gonzalo Higuian was through on goal alone after a misplay on the German back line, but he shanked it wide of the mark. Perhaps the best chance for Argentina came in the 97th minute when Rodrigo Palacio was one-on-one with German keeper Manuel Neuer. Palacio tried to chip the keeper, but lost control of his touch, playing it over the end line.
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