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84'
N. McGinn
C. Evans
76'
B. Höwedes
J. Boateng
70'
J. Magennis
J. Ward
69'
B. Schweinsteiger
S. Khedira
59'
K. Lafferty
C. Washington
55'
A. Schürrle
M. Götze
29'
T. Müller
Assist
29'
M. Gómez
Goal
Kick Off
3
0
3
0

Stats

Possession
% %
0
14
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 9
Total Passes 199 724

Commentary

FULL-TIME! Germany squeeze their way to a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland in Group C's final game, with Mario Gomez snatching the only goal. Low's men were dominant throughout the fixture, but neither Muller, Ozil nor Gotze could increase the margin of victory for Die Mannschaft. The result, however, is favourable for O'Neill's side's goal difference. That's all that we have time for, we hope to see you again next time.
90' + 1' We're into the first of three minutes of stoppage time in Paris.
90' Kimmich and Muller try to combine neatly inside the penalty area, before Cathcart intervenes. The rebound falls to Ozil, but the Arsenal midfielder can only hammer an effort a few yards shy of the right-hand post. Close again for Die Mannschaft.
88' Kimmich curls yet another cross in from the right, but Cathcart flicks a header away from danger. Germany's full-backs have been a real source of problems for Northern Ireland throughout this contest, but Die Mannschaft can't quite seem to double their advantage.
86' We're into the final five minutes in Paris, with Northern Ireland still not giving up the ghost. Germany win themselves a corner, but it ends in nothing. O'Neill is happy to see this one out in reserved fashion.
N. McGinn
C. Evans
Northern Ireland
84' Evans jogs off, with last game's goalscorer McGinn introduced into the fray.
83' Ozil fires a low cross into the penalty area, but Northern Ireland clear their lines once again. Germany advance down the right-hand side, with Ozil dropping a shoulder to cut infield. The Arsenal midfielder takes aim, but sends a dipping shot over the crossbar.
81' The fresh legs of Magennis are helping to press up top for Northern Ireland, with O'Neill's side still sat deep. Kimmich clips a teasing cross to the back post, which is met by Gomez, but McGovern gets a fingertip to the ball in order to push it around the post.
79' Germany are dominating possession, with Northern Ireland breaking out of their own half every 10 minutes or so. Low is still prowling the edge of his technical area, as the German boss knows that their opposition can still cause problems on the break.
77' We're now into the last quarter of an hour, with this game really petering out. The atmosphere has dulled a little, with Germany relentlessly probing for a second goal. Crosses are being pumped into the Northern Ireland box constantly, but Gomez can't get on the end of them.
B. Höwedes
J. Boateng
Germany
76' Boateng is taken off for the dying minutes, with Howedes freshening up Die Mannschaft's back four.
74' Schweinsteiger clips a diagonal cross into the box from the right-hand side, but it sails over everyone and out for a goal-kick. Moments earlier, Hector whipped in a delivery, but Gomez couldn't make goalscoring contact.
72' Less than 20 minutes are left on the clock in Paris. Hector is released down the left-hand side, but can't take a neat touch to set himself for a cross. Germany continue to dominate possession, but the chances have dried up since the break.
J. Magennis
J. Ward
Northern Ireland
70' Magennis is inserted into the action for Northern Ireland, with a tired Jamie Ward taking his leave.
B. Schweinsteiger
S. Khedira
Germany
69' Schweinsteiger is introduced for the last 20 minutes, with Khedira withdrawn from the action.
68' Muller tries to drive into a pocket of space on the edge of the penalty box, but Evans covers across to slide in and deny the Bayern man. Germany are looking comfortable, with Low seemingly happy with how the contest has slowed down.
66' Kroos clips a corner in from the right-hand side, but play is pulled back for pushing inside the Northern Irish penalty area. Schurrle is fed into the penalty area, but McGovern is quick off his line to smother the throughball ahead of the Wolfsburg winger.
64' Hector wins a free-kick on the edge of the penalty box, with Ward diving into a poor challenge on the Koln left-back. Kroos takes it short to Muller, but the Bayern forward is denied by a sliding block by what is left of a disintegrating Northern Irish wall.
62' We're into the final half an hour in Paris, with Germany continuing to dominate. Kimmich breaks down the right, before swinging in a dangerous cross, but it flashes across the face of goal and out for a throw-in.
60' Wide from Gomez! Khedira shoots from the edge of the box, with McGovern making a save, but the ex-Besiktas striker can only then crane his neck to head a long way wide of the right-hand upright.
59' Davis tries to scamper away on the break, but the Southampton midfielder is robbed of the ball as he attempts to get into the penalty area. Schurrle breaks down the left as a response, but his curling ball heads over the six-yard box and shy of the danger zone.
K. Lafferty
C. Washington
Northern Ireland
59' Lafferty is thrown into the fray for O'Neill's side, with Washington sacrificed.
57' Germany are retaining possession, as Northern Ireland's support continue to sing about Will Grigg. Might we see him today at last? Low has made his first change of the game, as an attempt to allow Die Mannschaft to crowbar their way to a second goal.
A. Schürrle
M. Götze
Germany
55' After missing two great chances, Gotze is withdrawn, with Schurrle inserted into the fray.
53' Wide from Gotze again! The Bayern midfielder slides in at the near post to make contact with a low cross, but can only prod the ball beyond the upright. Low will be wondering what his side have to do in order to double their advantage.
52' Germany continue to work the ball from left to right, before Kimmich clips a beautiful pass to the back post. Gotze takes a touch in behind Hughes, but can only shoot straight at McGovern! The ex-Dortmund man picks up the pieces, but can't find the space to have a second bite of the cherry.
50' O'Neill's men are showing no signs of changing their approach thus far, but things could change if they stay merely one goal adrift of Germany while heading into the dying stages. Die Mannschaft are dominating possession and calling the shots.
48' Kimmich whips in a cross from the right-hand side, but it turns into a swerving shot, with McGovern needing to make a save at his near post. Northern Ireland are still sitting deep and inviting more pressure on again.
46' We are back underway in the second half! Germany are 1-0 up, but will feel as though they should have forced further goals due to their domination during the first period. Die Mannschaft will look to make up for this as of now, you would think.
HALF-TIME! Northern Ireland head into the interval a goal behind, with Mario Gomez's strike the only difference between the two sides. McGovern has made two good saves, while Muller hit the woodwork twice, with O'Neill's men fortunate to still be in with a shout of stealing a share of the spoils this evening.
45' Ward drives down the right-hand side, but Hector and Hummels track back to intervene. There is only one minute of stoppage time.
43' Gomez causes problems once again, but can't bullishly battle his way through the Northern Ireland defensive line. Moments later, Gotze is picked out at the back post, but lifts an improvised and rushed effort over the bar - fortunately for him, his blushes are spared by a raised offside flag.
41' Poor miss from Gomez! Ozil manages to find Gomez in space on the left-hand side, but the former Bayern striker scuffs his effort straight at the goalkeeper. He looks disdainfully down at the turf, but that should have been 2-0.
39' Narrowly over five minutes remain in the first half, with Germany continuing to force the issue until the very end of the half. Low's men are happy to retain possession and ensure that they head into the interval with an advantage.
37' Boateng tries to release a pass down the right-hand side, with the Bayern centre-back able to open up some interesting angles for the world champions. O'Neill is continuing to bark out instructions from his technical area, but Northern Ireland can't get out of their own final third.
35' MULLER HITS THE BAR! The Bayern forward opens his boot up to guide a pass onto the crossbar, with McGovern totally at his mercy as he watches the ball thud into the woodwork. Moments later, Germany threaten again, with Khedira and Gomez unable to bundle a corner delivery over the line.
33' Khedira and Kroos continue to get forward, with the midfield duo not afraid to abandon their posts and press on. Gomez has been a good focal point, given that a lot of hopeful balls are being put into the 18-yard box, with a lot of the dangerous moves coming through either Ozil or Muller.
31' Big ask for Northern Ireland now, with O'Neill's men needing a goal to try and take even a share of the spoils this afternoon. Germany continue to stroke the ball around with confidence and appear to have their opponents at their mercy.
T. Müller
Assist
Germany
29' Muller keeps his nerve, knocking back a short ball to Gomez, with the Fiorentina man doing the rest.
M. Gómez
Goal
Germany
29' GOOOOOOOAL! GOMEZ OPENS THE SCORING! The Fiorentina striker pounces upon an opportunity, with Muller teeing him up well. With McGovern on his backside, the Germany striker lashes a powerful finish into the back of the net. Die Mannschaft lead!
29' Ward wins back possession in the middle of the field, before driving forward at pace. Northern Ireland work their way down the left-hand side, but then patiently work the ball back across the pitch. If the immediate exit ball to Washington isn't there, they're struggling for options.
27' Kimmich is released down the right-hand side, with the young defender whipping a low cross in from the flank. Muller meets it with his head, but can only flick a glancing header onto the foot of the near post. Germany are getting closer.
25' Northern Ireland are affording their opponents plenty of time on the ball, forcing them out wide. It appears that O'Neill is confident with dealing with looping crosses into their box, as McAuley, Cathcart and Evans can challenge well in the air.
23' Gomez chests a lovely flick into the path of Muller, with the Bayern forward driving into the penalty area. With McGovern coming out to narrow the angle slightly, the Germany international drags a low shot just of the left-hand post. Very close for Die Mannschaft.
22' Washington drives down the left, before drilling in a cross, but Hummels hacks the danger away from goal. Germany are looking the classier and more lethal of the two sides, but O'Neill will be pleased that McGovern has only been forced into two saves in the opening 20 minutes.
20' Hector cuts a cross back from the left byline, but Ozil can only lift a looping, chipped effort onto the roof of the net. The half chances are arriving for Die Mannschaft, with McGovern most definitely the busier of the two goalkeepers.
19' Muller is released down the right channel, but the Bayern raumdeuter can only clip a terrible cross-cum-shot out for a throw-in on the opposite side of the field. Low will be pleased with how his men have come out and really taken the game to the unfancied underdogs.
17' Germany are dominating the ball, with Northern Ireland's defenders just looking to pump long balls forward to Washington when they win possession. Ozil and Gomez try to combine with a one-two, but the service into the Fiorentina forward sells him very short indeed.
15' Northern Ireland's fans are making all of the noise, but their side aren't quite stamping their authority on the action itself. Ward is released down the right, and whips in a cross, but the ball from the Nottingham Forest wide man is gobbled up with ease by Neuer.
13' Gotze denied! The Bayern Munich forward is slipped into the clear, courtesy of another decent pass from Ozil. McGovern spreads himself well to make a stop with his legs, before Kimmich follows up and dinks the rebound over the crossbar.
11' McAuley gives away a cheap free-kick, but a whipped delivery from Kroos is punched away from the awaiting Gomez and Hummels by McGovern. Moments later, Die Mannschaft threaten again, but Ozil slips and loses his footing as he attempts to sweep a low finish into the back of the net. Low's side are on top!
9' Northern Ireland are willing to commit players forward on the break, with Davis having the engine required to keep racing off in support of Washington. Germany continue to dominate possession, but their opposition definitely pose a threat if they are given the ball cheaply.
7' Gotze and Muller have the freedom to roam infield, given that both Kimmich and Hector are pushing on in support of Gomez. Muller is slipped through on goal brilliantly by Ozil, but shoots straight at McGovern! Northern Ireland look to counter, but Washington is robbed of the ball in the opposition penalty box.
5' Low's men are in control from the start, with Kimmich picked out overlapping down the right-hand side. The Bayern man delivers a cross, but it loops over both Gomez and Gotze. In the aftermath, Kroos shoots, but the Real Madrid midfielder's shot is charged down.
3' Northern Ireland are showing their intent from the very off, with O'Neill's men happy to sit pretty deep to invite pressure on. Washington is looking a little bit isolated, though Davis is happy to help with pressing the German back four. Kimmich and Hector are already looking to bomb on.
1' We are underway in the first half in Paris, with Northern Ireland looking to cause an upset in order to progress into the knock-out stages of Euro 2016. After a win last time out, they will be high on confidence.
Germany substitutes: Mustafi, Howedes, Schweinsteiger, Schurrle, Podolski, Draxler, Leno, Can, Weigl, Tah, Sane, Ter Stegen.
Germany starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Kimmich, Hummels, Boateng, Hector; Kroos, Khedira; Muller, Ozil, Gotze; Gomez.
Northern Ireland substitutes: McLaughlin, Ferguson, Baird, McGinn, Grigg, Lafferty, Carroll, McCullough, McNair, Magennis, Hodson, Mannus.
Northern Ireland starting line-up (4-5-1): McGovern; Hughes, McAuley, Cathcart, Evans; Ward, Evans, Norwood, Davis, Dallas; Washington.
TEAM NEWS: Joshua Kimmich is given a start at right-back, with Benedikt Howedes dropping out of the 11. Mario Gomez is given the nod to start up top, with Mario Gotze, Mesut Ozil and Thomas Muller lying in support. Low hasn't been afraid to shake things up, after scoring merely an average of a goal per game in France.
TEAM NEWS: Conor Washington is preferred to Kyle Lafferty up top once again, with Jamie Ward and Stuart Dallas providing a threat from out wide. Corry Evans retains his place, with Oliver Norwood and Steven Davis providing the midfield engines. Michael O'Neill has seen little reason to change things.
Die Mannschaft failed to score last time out against Poland, with Mario Gotze, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and Julian Draxler coming into some criticism for their performances. Northern Ireland, meanwhile, eliminated Ukraine courtesy of a 2-0 victory, with Gareth McAuley and Niall McGinn grabbing the goals.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of one of Group C's final games, as Northern Ireland clash against Germany. Although Ukraine are out of Euro 2016 already, placings still need to be sorted out for the top three. As it stands, Joachim Low's side are favourites to go through in top spot, with Poland slotting into second place.
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