1. Germany are through after their scare but they don’t look particularly special. Only a moment of quality from Michael Ballack saw them through without a tense finale.
2. Mario Gomez is hopeless. How did he manage to miss a tap-in from six yards and then make no attempt to follow up with a header? We predicted after the Croatia game that Marcell Jansen would be dropped, and I reckon Gomez may now be