So, we weren't let down anyway! What a half of football.
And the teams are slowly re-emerging for the second half...
One half-time change, Aguero is on for Lavezzi. Thought the PSG man had a good first half, though I guess it's never bad bringing Aguero off the bench...
SO CLOSE! Messi fizzes one across goal from only about 10 yards out! If there's anyone you'd want that chance to fall to...
THREE MINUTES OF INJURY TIME.
Gotze scuffs one towards goal from 25 yards. Not quite the game changing effort we promised. Apologies
FULL TIME! World Cup extra time here we come...
Lahm wins the coin toss for extra time. HEEEEEEERRRE WE GO.
CHANCE Schurrle! The ball drops to the Chelsea man in the box but he bangs in straight at Romero. Top stop, but can't help but feel Schurrle should have done better.
This game is still yoyoing pretty violently end to end. We can't call it. Not sure about you.
Oh Argentina. This time Palacio misses an absolute sitter. The stragnely-ponytailed midfielder brings down Rojo's long ball but can only prod an aimless effort over the keeper that goes nowhere near the goal. Nightmare.
Mascherano and Schweinsteiger are still going at it hammer and tong in the middle. What a duel.
Germany probe, Mascherano breaks it up. Germany probe, Mascherano breaks it up. Pattern for the entire game.
We told you he'd change this game!
What a finish. The diminuative striker takes the ball down on his chest and guides an excellent volley into the far corner.
Last chance saloon for Argentina. They have five minutes to save this one...
There it is again. That really is a sensational finish,
Messi has been brought down on the edge of the German penalty area. Is this the time Messi steps up?!