This summer’s two World Cup semi-final games could not have been more contrasting.
In the first semi-final match, Germany hit Brazil for seven at the Estadio Mineirao, going 5-0 up in under half an hour.
The second match at Arena de Sao Paulo between the Netherlands and Argentina finished 0-0 after extra time. It was the first ever time in World Cup history that a semi-final game has gone to penalties after a goalless draw, according to BBC Sport. The South Americans ended up the victors.
In both semi-finals, the shot-stoppers put on a good show with a selection of fine saves and brave goalkeeping.
Which of those saves, across both semi-final matches, deserve notable praise?