June 27, 2016
Germany dominated from the start on a sunny evening in Lille and were ahead in the eighth minute when Boateng’s well-struck volley took a slight deflection on its way into the bottom corner past Slovakia goalkeeper Matus Kozacik. It was the towering centre back’s first international goal on his 63rdappearance and he ran straight to the German medical team, who have been treating him for a calf injury in recent days, to celebrate. Joachim Löw’s side should have been two ahead five minutes later when Slovakia captain Martin Skrtel conceded a penalty for a foul on Gomez.
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