Two giants of European football, Germany and Italy, clashed in a tie that wouldn't have been out of place as the final but which ended in unpredictably predictable fashion!

Mezut Ozil broke open a tight game midway through the second half for the World Champions but a bizarre decision by Jerome Boateng to challenge for a free kick with his arms in the air led to a penalty from which Bonucci successfully converted.

The match eventually finished level at 1-1 after extra time and the two teams traded a series of awful penalties before Darmian side-footed tamely, Manuel Neuer saved and Hector despatched the winning spot kick to send the Germans through to yet another semi-final.

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