Mario Gotze scored the winner in extra-time to seal a dramatic World Cup final win for Germany.

It was a sublime moment and Germany become the first European team to win the tournament in South America. They epitomised the meaning of team spirit thoroughout the tournament and delivered the goods when it mattered most.

Argentina spurned a whole host of chances with Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi as both sides cancelled each other out in a tight affair before Bayern’s star playmaker made the all important difference.

Messi was supposed to be the star of the show but simply both sides ended up neutralising each other across the 90 minutes. The German Machine came to a grinding halt.

The efficient Germans though showed their superiority in extra time and the finish was out of this world. It was a sensational chest and volley. He seemed destined to score as soon as the ball hit his chest.

Just like with Andres Iniesta four years ago, we had to wait till the very end of extra time for a winner and in the closing stages the Germans simply risked more than their Argentinian counterparts.

Gotze will be hailed as the hero but this World Cu win has well and truly been a team effort.

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