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Germany Defeats Argentina 1-0 in Second Period of Extra Time, Taking World Cup Final

Mario Gotze knocked a left-footer into the net to put Germany ahead just after the 113-minute mark.

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Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) —  Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in two periods of extra time, taking World Cup final.

Mario Gotze knocked a left-footer into the net to put Germany ahead just after the 113-minute mark.

Image source: ESPN Image source: ESPN

The contest went to extra time after 90 minutes Sunday, the score even at 0-0. Neither team scored after the first period of extra time.

Both squads had their chances in regulation. Benedikt Hoewedes' header hit the post in first-half stoppage time.

Lionel Messi missed an early second-half chance, breaking free on the left side and shooting toward the far post. The ball rolled wide of the Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and his net.

Messi again shot wide in the 75th.

Germany had a chance in the 71st, with the ball bouncing between players in front of goal, but Andre Schuerrle couldn't get control.

The match was briefly delayed when a man ran onto the field in the 82nd minute. Security tackled him and took him off the field.

This is breaking news; this story will be updated.

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