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Neuer believes the better side went through

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 2 Jul 2016

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Manuel Neuer believes the better side advanced to the Euro 2016 semi-finals after helping Germany past Italy in a dramatic penalty shoot-out win on Saturday.

Mesut Ozil gave Germany the lead in the 65th minute but a Leonardo Bonucci penalty 13 minutes later ensured the game went into extra time. 

With the scores still locked at 1-1 after 120 minutes in Bordeaux, a shoot-out was to decide who would meet either France or Iceland for a spot in the final. 

Germany goalkeeper Neuer came up big to deny Bonucci and then Matteo Darmian, with Jonas Hector slotting the winning penalty in a shoot-out that saw seven players fail to find the net. 

“I have never experienced a shoot-out like this. I think most of the Italians just aimed into the middle,” Neuer – who was voted man of the match – told UEFA.com. 

“The 1-1 score we conceded during regular time was a bit unlucky. But I believe we were the better side and are deservedly through to the semi-finals.

“It was something special to have so many penalty-takers, such drama! We did not manage to beat Italy in 90 minutes. We did not beat Italy in 120 minutes.

“Then this shoot-out just fitted that duel between Italy and Germany. It wasn’t that easy. It was a war of nerves.”

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