Mario Goetze

  • The Beautiful Game: Fourth World Cup title for Die Mannschaft July 14, 2014

    In one of the most engrossing World Cup finals in recent times, Germany beat off a spirited challenge from Argentina to secure a 1-0 victory. ...
  • World Cup triumph could spark era of German dominance in football July 14, 2014

    Germany has a thing about denying Argentina glory. They did it to Maradona in 1990, and they have now done it to Messi. The Mannschaft won their fourth world cup - only the third country to do so - and stamped its authority over the world of football. When Spain won the...
  • World Cup 2014: Final winner unbelievable, says Mario Goetze July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: World Cup final match-winner Mario Goetze said he felt "unbelievable" after scoring the extra-time goal that gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina on Sunday. "It's an unbelievable feeling," said the Bayern Munich forward after etching his name into World Cup legend at the iconic Maracana. "I don't...
  • World Cup 2014: Subs make big impact right to the end July 14, 2014

    At a World Cup where substitutes have made more impact than ever, it was fitting that Mario Goetze came off the bench to win it, and another replacement supplied the inch-perfect cross. Goetze's extra-time goal to beat Argentina and win the cup was the 32nd scored by a substitute in Brazil. The...
  • World Cup 2014: Goetze will never again be Germany's forgotten man July 14, 2014

    When Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 with Miroslav Klose becoming the World Cup's all-time leading goalscorer, Mario Goetze could probably have been forgiven for not leading the cheers from the sidelines. Having arrived in Brazil as his country's first-choice forward he watched the entire semi-final from the bench having been dropped earlier...
  • The Beautiful Game: Goetze helps Germany to World Cup victory July 14, 2014

    Mario Goetze scored in the extra time to help Germany lift the World Cup by beating Argentina 1-0. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Goetze is Germany's wonder boy, says coach Loew July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Germany forward Mario Goetze, who plundered the extra-time winner in the World Cup final against Argentina, is a wonder boy with immense qualities, coach Joachim Loew said on Sunday. Substitute Goetze, who until the final had a disappointing tournament, struck the only goal seven minutes before the end...
  • World Cup 2014: Mario Goetze's full talent on show in winning goal July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Pint-sized midfielder Mario Goetze wrote himself into German folklore by scoring the winning goal in Sunday's World Cup final that earned his country's fourth world title. The baby-faced 22-year-old's superb chest and volley from an Andre Schuerrle cross on 113 minutes sealed Germany's 1-0 extra-time win over Argentina...
  • World Cup 2014: Goetze's goal in final ties tournament record July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Mario Goetze's winning goal for Germany in the World Cup final was the 171st scored in Brazil, equaling the tournament record. Substitute Goetze scored in the 113th minute to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina at Maracana Stadium on Sunday. The overall goals mark was set at the...
  • World Cup 2014: Ghana hold Germany to a draw in a four-goal roller-coaster June 22, 2014

    Ghana held Germany to a 2-2 draw on Saturday despite veteran striker Miroslav Klose coming on as a substitute to tie the World Cup scoring record with the equalizer in their highly entertaining Group G match. Klose now has 15 career World Cup goals, equaling the mark set by former Brazil...
  • Six-goal Germany crush Armenia in final World Cup warmup game June 7, 2014

    Germany produced a dazzling display of attacking football to thrash Armenia 6-1 in their last World Cup warmup on Friday but Marco Reus could be in doubt for the finals after twisting his ankle. The Germans, looking to end an 18-year wait for an international title, scored all their goals in...
  • Germany's Marco Reus, Mario Goetze itching for action in Brazil May 25, 2014

    Germany's versatile attacking midfielders Marco Reus and Mario Goetze are hoping their time to shine in the national team will come at the World Cup in Brazil next month after both players endured a disappointing maiden tournament at Euro 2012. The 24-year-old Reus and Goetze, 21, are considered the best players...
  • Manchester City come from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 December 11, 2013

    Munich: Bayern Munich squandered a two-goal lead as Manchester City ended the title-holder's record 10-match winning run in the Champions League with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday. Both teams had already qualified for the knockout stages and both finished Group D on 15 points. Bayern took first place because of...
  • Ribery shines as holders Bayern Munich ease to victory October 24, 2013

    Munich: Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery dazzled on his return from injury, scoring twice as the holders demolished Viktoria Plzen 5-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday and edged closer to the knockout stage with three wins from three Group D games. Bayern, whose last encounter with Plzen was back in 1971...
  • Bayern Munich ready to pile on Plzen agony in Champions League October 22, 2013

    Berlin: Holders Bayern Munich are likely to have fit-again pair Franck Ribery and Mario Goetze available to heap more misery on Champions League Group D strugglers Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday. An ankle injury kept playmaker Ribery out of Saturday's 4-1 win over Mainz 05, a victory that kept the Bavarians on...
  • Borussia Dortmund better than last season, says Lewandowski August 14, 2013

    Berlin: Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund have a better squad this season despite losing Mario Goetze to Bayern Munich, forward Robert Lewandowski said on Wednesday. The Polish international, who had desperately wanted to move to the Bavarian treble winners along with Goetze but saw the transfer blocked by Dortmund, said...
  • Mario Goetze debuts with two goals for Bayern in Hungary August 12, 2013

    Gyor, Hungary: Germany midfielder Mario Goetze celebrated his Bayern Munich debut with two goals in a 4-1 friendly win at Hungarian champions Gyor on Sunday. "The result could have been better for Bayern," Goetze told the club website. "Sure, it was only a friendly but it was quite special for me." The...
  • Borussia Dortmund's Mario Goetze out of Champions League final May 22, 2013

    Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Goetze will miss Saturday's Champions League final against Bayern Munich after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, leaving the team without one of their best players. Dortmund confirmed on Wednesday that Goetze will not be fit in time to face his future club at Wembley...
  • Mario Goetze pulls out of training, in doubt for final May 21, 2013

    Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Goetze pulled out of training on his comeback from a hamstring injury Tuesday, putting his participation in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in doubt. Goetze took part in individual jogging exercises in the morning before joining the team session in the afternoon, but he...
  • Hummels likely to recover in time for Bayern clash May 20, 2013

    Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund's central defender Mats Hummels is expected to recover from an ankle injury in time to play in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. Hummels twisted his right ankle in the 2-1 home loss to Hoffenheim in the final round of the Bundesliga on Saturday. Team doctor Markus...
  • Goetze winning fitness fight for final, says Dortmund coach May 15, 2013

    Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund's Mario Goetze is expected to recover from a muscle injury in time for the Champions League final against German rivals Bayern Munich on May 25, Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said on Wednesday. The talented 20-year-old attacking midfielder, who has already agreed to join Bayern from next season, picked...
  • Borussia Dortmund get Mario Goetze blow before Real Madrid visit April 23, 2013

    Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund's preparations for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final match against Real Madrid have been hit by news that their player is transferring to Bayern Munich at the end of the season. On the eve of what it calls "the most spectacular home game in Borussia Dortmund's history," the first leg...
  • Borussia Dortmund held to a goalless draw at Malaga April 4, 2013

    Malaga: Debutants Malaga kept their Champions League dream very much alive when they held Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund to a 0-0 draw in their quarter-final first leg at the Rosaleda on Wednesday. Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero was in inspired form for the Qatar-owned La Liga club and the home side...
  • Early wins for Croatia, Germany March 23, 2013

    London: Croatia proved too strong for bitter Balkan rivals Serbia in a World Cup Group A qualifier in Zagreb on Friday, winning their first meeting as independent nations 2-0. In other early action Germany, playing without any recognised strikers, triumphed 3-0 in Kazakhstan to stay top of Group C while...
  • Dortmund thrash Ajax 4-1 in the Champions League November 22, 2012

    Amsterdam: Mario Goetze was involved in all four goals, including two by Robert Lewandowski, as Borussia Dortmund cruised into the knockout stage of the Champions League by outclassing Ajax 4-1 on Wednesday. Dortmund sealed the win before halftime at Amsterdam Arena thanks to its clinical finishing on the break and...
  • 'Goetze, Podolski will be fit for Ireland tie' October 10, 2012

    Berlin: Germany's Mario Goetze and Lukas Podolski are nursing minor injuries but will be fit for Friday's World Cup soccer qualifier against Ireland in Dublin, assistant coach Hansi Flick said on Wednesday. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Goetze was rested towards the end of training on Wednesday, feeling the effects of a minor...