When Germany finally levelled through Leon Goretzka, left, it was a wildcard introduction, the 18-year-old Jamal Musiala, who created the half-chance. Photograph: Lukas Barth-Tuttas/EPA

“That was not for the faint of heart,” Joachim Löw said with heavy understatement. He was speaking next to an empty Allianz Arena pitch once the emot(...)

A German fan with a rainbow flag runs on the pitch in front of the Hungary team during the anthems. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/AP

Germany 2 Hungary 2 What a white knuckle ride this was and how fortunate, in the end, Germany can consider themselves to have reached the last 16. Th(...)