Wide boys Kimmich and Hector step up for Germany on big stage

Full-backs Joshua Kimmich and Jonas Hector prove unlikely heroes for Germany at the end of a match decided in spot-kick drama.

Germany end Italy hoodoo to reach Euro 2016 semi-finals

At long last Germany defeated Italy in the finals of a major tournament as a 6-5 penalty shoot-out victory carried the World Cup winners into the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Italy coach Conte hails Germany as best in world before Euro clash

Italy coach Antonio Conte heaped the pressure on Germany ahead of Saturday's Euro 2016 quarter-final in Bordeaux, calling Joachim Loew's side "the most complete side in the world."

Loew hopes spy in the camp can provide edge over Italy

Germany have never beaten Italy at a major tournament but an Italy-based spy could hand coach Joachim Loew an advantage ahead of Saturday's clash.