Muller has looked ‘light’ () for Bayern the past few months.
Yes France were lucky with the penalty but you could say pressure forced a German mistake (from one of their most experienced heads), plus he had t put it away under huge pressure & did.
I still think the worst that could have happened France was extra-time etc and I think their force of will would have got them over the line, they desperately wanted the win, Germany were more going through the motions.
I felt that France defended brilliantly (all over the pitch), and in fairness the quality of alot of Germany’s crosses was top class and they dealt with them without conceding hardly any chances (from many crosses). The intensity of the game was at a really high pitch throughout and Germany couldn’t overcome it. France were also the younger team and Germany looked tired by the end, though Costil’s save from the header at the end was fantastic (which was another sign of what France had on the night).
France’s discipline was also exemplary in such a high intensity & high pressure game, they conceded very few fouls, and very very few in dangerous places. From the performance in the 2nd half of the game Vs Ireland I have felt France really have what it takes, despite no really outstanding players. But Portugal as they have been so far this tournament are the one team (apart from Belgium on their really ‘on’ day, and Croatia, who got ground down by Portugal) who can perhaps scrape past them