Unexpected heroes emerge as Germany extend penalty record
- Germans miss first penalties in shootout since 1982
- Established stars Mueller, Ozil, Schweinsteiger all miss
- Youngsters Kimmich, Hector see Germany through
While Germany extend their impressive shootout record, Italy have now lost six of their nine shootouts in major tournaments.
"I didn't know about the history ... about the statistics and our historic success," said Neuer.
"You can't just assume that if it's penalties, Germany advance."
Victory sets Germany up for a semi-final against either France or Iceland in Marseille on Thursday.