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Euro 2016: England vs Iceland previewIBTimes UK
18:52

Easy as you like for the world champions. Goals from Jerome Boateng, Mario Gomez and Julian Draxler have sealed their most comprehensive victory to date in this competition against a thoroughly outclassed Slovakia. Greater tests lie in wait however, with Italy or Spain to come in their quarter-final.

18:51

Full-time: Germany 3-0 Slovakia

18:50

Germany are immediately provided with another chance to work a fourth when Ozil wins a free kick out on the right. Kroos, whose delivery has been sublime in this Championship, decides to shoot from an improbable angle and whips his effort over the bar.

18:49

Kroos almost adds a fourth! Kimmich saunters down the right flank and cuts a superb ball back into the box where three Germany players are lurking. The Real Madrid midfielder gets to the front of the queue but his drive is well saved by Kozacik.

18:47

Slovakia are looking a bit cream-crackered, Germany are still stroking the ball around making them chase around in vain. Kornel Salata has come on as a result.

Germany meanwhile seem on a mission to tee up Podolski to score.

18:40

Kimmich dinks in a sublime ball ight into Podolski's boot. He takes a touch and rifles a low effort on goal, but it is well blocked by the Slovakia goalkeeper. The offside flag is up anyway, but the former Arsenal forward appeared to be level.

18:38

10 minutes remaining here and Slovakia are fading while Germany seem satisfied.

18:34

And here's Germany's final change, Bastian Schweinsteiger replaces Khedira.

18:30

Boateng, on a yellow yellow card, comes off to a standing ovation and is replaced by Benedikt Howedes. The crowd stay standing as Lukas Podolski replaces the sensational Draxler.

18:29
Julian Draxler
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Draxler has been Germany's man of the match today; his tidy volley has made it three for Germany.

18:26

Mats Hummels is shown the softest yellow card you'll see this summer for clearing the ball away from Sestak.

18:24

It's a third of Germany and no one is more deserving of getting on the scoresheet than Julian Draxler. Kroos lifts a corner kick in which Hummels meets, nodding it onto the Wolfsburg star. He watches the ball drop out of the air and pings it into the roof of the net, easy as you like.

It was wonderful technique from Draxler but Slovakia's marking was non-existent there.

18:21

Goal! Germany 3-0 Slovakia (Julian Draxler, 62)

18:20

Oh that is good from Draxler. He brilliantly spins away from two Slovakia defenders and is unlucky not to win a free kick after appearing to be pulled back.

18:18

Hamsik instead lays this one off to Kucka who hammers a wild one over. Germany have come out for the second half without the intensity that saw them dominate the opening 45 and it's made the game a little harder to watch.

18:15

And here's another free kick for Slovakia as Skriniar goes down over the trailing leg of Draxler.

18:12

Hamisk bends one on goal that looks to take a nick of Hummels, but the referee awards Germany the goal kick.

18:11

Kucka picks up the ball and charges down the length of the field, cutting inside Kroos before he his felled by Hector who was racing to get back into position. Free kick for Slovakia from a decent position.

18:08

Not a bad start from Slovakia, here. Pekarik again comes down the right and pings a ball into Hamsik who is in space just inside the box. He's denied the room to shoot himself so instead spreads the ball to Kucka who hammers one on goal., but it is straight at Neuer.

18:04

Kimmich loses out in a duel with Hamisk and palms the ball out of the midfielder's path as he threatens to break away. Yellow card for the full-back.

18:03

And Slovakia get us back underway for the second half.

17:56

Germany are cruising into the last eight at the moment. They are dominating Slovakia and really should be three up with Mesut Ozil missing from the penalty spot.

A wonderful volley from Jerome Boateng and a neat finish from Mario Gomez after some magic from Julian Draxler have them firmly in control. Expect more in the second half.

Mario Gomez
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17:50

Half-time: Germany 2-0 Slovakia

17:50

Draxler is just wonderful. He is the architect of Germany's second goal, drifting down the left before jinking inside Kucka with ease. He cuts the ball back across the near post where Gomez is well placed to lift the ball into the net with a very tidy finish. Easy.