The month-long journey that is the World Cup culminated on July 13 with an incredible match between Germany and Argentina. The extremely talented but tactically different squads totally emptied their tanks in the final match, but in the end Germany was just a little better. After winning 1-0, the Germans absolutely erupted with utter joy while raising the famed golden trophy in the middle of Estadio Maracana.
The game between Argentina and Germany was going to be intense. Both teams were not going to give up a win easily. That’s why it wasn’t surprising when the game went 90 minutes without either team scoring!
The teams would play for 30 additional minutes and then engage in a shootout if no one scored. However, it wasn’t until 113 minutes that Germany would make a move. Mario Götze stunned Argentina with an unbelievable goal that sailed right past Argentina’s goalkeeper.
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