World Cup 2014: Ranking the Top 5 Saves from Semi-Final Games

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World Cup 2014: Ranking the Top 5 Saves from Semi-Final Games
Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press

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? 

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