Goal.com Editors' Top of the Match Sponsored By Turkish Airlines: Mesut Ozil (Germany)
Mesut Ozil is fast becoming the star of the World Cup. The 21-year-old was once again a prominent player for the Germans against England as the 2006 World Cup semifinalists reached the quarterfinals by hammering England 4-1 at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.
Ozil didn't score on Sunday afternoon but he was at the heart of the attacking moves that the Germans crafted. The Werder Bremen playmaker created one of Thomas Mueller's two goals and was a handful against the highly rated Premier League-based defenders in England colours.
Ozil's dribbling skills, ability to pick out his teammates and vision are assets to this young and promising German side.
Goal.com Fans' Top of the Match Sponsored By Turkish Airlines: Thomas Mueller (Germany)
Goal.com readers, though, didn't agree with our Editors' choice and voted striker Thomas Mueller as their best player on the pitch. One can assume that Mueller's two quick goals in the second half against England and his assist for Lukas Podolski's strike just after the half hour mark convinced the readers to vote for the Bayern Munich youngster.
Indeed, the 20-year-old had yet another good game in front of goal and will be expected to maintain his momentum in the quarterfinals too.