Were either side hoping for a penalty shoot-out? Maybe both sides feared a penalty shoot-out and Gotz' goal ended the game. Germany's winning goal came in the 113th minute and was delivered by Mario Gotz, an intelligent substitution by Joachim Low.
Messi for Argentina had a few chances at goal and both teams could have scored on more than one occasion. In the end a determined Germany delivered the good and become the 2014 World Cup Champions.
It was celebrations, big style, in Germany and in the Brazil stadium. Brazilians were pleased that arch football enemy Argentina had been defeated. In Argentina the night was marred some violence. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse angry fans in Buenos Aires.