Goals from Jerome Boateng and Juan Draxler helped Germany re-assert themselves as one of the firm favourites for the Euro 2016 Championship crown after their 3-0 demolition of Slovakia in their Round of 16 clash on Sunday.
Boateng set the tone for the reigning world champions; registering the opening goal in 8th minute of the encounter that went down at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Mesut Ozil had the chance to double Germany’s lead five minutes after but the fluffed the penalty kick awarded. That notwithstanding, Germany ensured they enjoyed a two-goal lead going for half-time and it was Mario Gomez who double the lead with his 43rd minute strike.
The game was virtually taken out of reach of the Slovaks who are making it this far for the first time in their history since becoming and independent nation when Juan Draxler capped a fine display with a hooked volley at the far post after Toni Kroos’ corner was flicked into his path.
It was Draxler’s first goal in a competitive game for Germany and he made it looked quite simple.
For their quarter final opponent, Germany will await the winner of the Spain Italy mouthwatering Round of 16 clash.