All-clear for Coman, record for Germany
However painful it looked, Bayern winger Kingsley Coman did not sustain a major injury in France's last sixteen success on Sunday. "It's no major problem," commented coach Didier Deschamps after the 2-1 victory over Ireland. Coman, who was brought on at half-time, had to be replaced shortly before the final whistle. "He's taken a little knock to the ankle," explained Deschamps, "he's young and able to recover quickly." Hosts France will contest their last eight encounter against England or Iceland in Saint-Denis on Sunday.
Neuer & Co set new record
Germany's defensive unit featuring FCB netminder Manuel Neuer is rock-solid! Germany have never before kept clean sheets in all their first four matches of a European championship. The only major tournament in which Germany achieved this feat was the 1978 World Cup in Argentina. Sepp Maier featured between the sticks then, but his streak came to an end in the fifth match, a 2-2 draw against the Netherlands.