Northern Ireland must wait to see if they have reached the last 16 of Euro 2016 after defeat by Germany in Paris.
Michael O’Neill’s side faced 28 shots, with keeper Michael McGovern producing eight saves in an inspired display.
Thomas Muller hit the post and bar but it was his touch that allowed Mario Gomez to smash home from 10 yards.
Mario Gotze drew a fine save after the break but the narrow loss aids Northern Ireland’s goal difference so they may yet finish as a best third-placed team.
They will go through on Tuesday if the Czech Republic do not beat Turkey, but if that result goes against them there is still hope Wednesday’s results could fall in their favour.
Slovakia – who finished third in England’s group – are now guaranteed a last-16 place with the four points they picked up in Group B.
More to follow.
Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsNorthern Ireland1McGovern18Hughes4McAuley20Cathcart5Evans19WardSubstituted forMagennisat 70’minutes13EvansSubstituted forMcGinnat 84’minutes16Norwood8Davis14Dallas11WashingtonSubstituted forLaffertyat 59’minutesSubstitutes2McLaughlin3Ferguson6Baird7McGinn9Grigg10Lafferty12Carroll15McCullough17McNair21Magennis22Hodson23MannusGermany1Neuer21Kimmich17BoatengSubstituted forHöwedesat 76’minutes5Hummels3Hector6KhediraSubstituted forSchweinsteigerat 69’minutes18Kroos13Müller8Özil19GötzeSubstituted forSchürrleat 55’minutes23GomezSubstitutes2Mustafi4Höwedes7Schweinsteiger9Schürrle10Podolski11Draxler12Leno14Can15Weigl16Tah20Sané22ter StegenReferee:Clément TurpinMatch StatsHome TeamNorthern IrelandAway TeamGermanyPossessionHome21%Away79%ShotsHome2Away28Shots on TargetHome1Away9CornersHome3Away6FoulsHome10Away8Live TextPosted at
Match ends, Northern Ireland 0, Germany 1.
Full TimePosted at 90’+4′
Second Half ends, Northern Ireland 0, Germany 1.
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Foul by Thomas Müller (Germany).
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Kyle Lafferty (Northern Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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Attempt missed. Mesut Özil (Germany) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Müller with a headed pass.
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Corner, Germany. Conceded by Steven Davis.
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Attempt saved. Mario Gomez (Germany) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas Müller.
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Attempt missed. Jonas Hector (Germany) left footed shot …read more
Source:: BBC UK