Germany player ratings v France: Loew’s men efficient

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Joachim Loew's Germany weren't particularly entertaining, but did enough to see off France in a 1-0 victory which sees his side reach their fourth consecutive World Cup semi final.

Manuel Neuer 8 - Looked so, so cool. Even with Karim Benzema’s shot at the end, he just stuck up his hand with almost an air of arrogance.

Philipp Lahm 7 - Always looked in control, it doesn’t matter where he plays. Distribution was totally on point too.

Mats Hummels 9 - Man of the match, brilliant header and superb tackles. One sliding block against Karim Benzema was particularly breathtaking. Never looked like he had been off ill.

Jerome Boateng 7 - Was never really tested, but when under pressure dealt with France’s attack comfortably.

Benedikt Höwedes 7 - Much like Boateng was never really put under pressure, made some really good challenges however, when he was called upon.

Mesut Özil 4 - Was missing the entire game, never saw him

Toni Kroos 6 - The passing maestro did an average job, just never really created anything cutting edge.

Bastian Schweinsteiger 6 - Tackled well and retained the ball well but didn’t apply himself, perhaps because he was under no pressure.

Sami Khedira 6 - Got really involved and played the anchor role really well, but much like his midfield partners, never created that spark the game needed.

Thomas Müller 6 - Gave himself chances with runs into good positions but was marked out the game. His passing was a highlight though.


Mario Götze 5 - Could have won it for Germany but his shot was very, very poor.

André Schürrle - N/A

Christoph Kramer - N/A

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