The German keeper had less excuse for tamely capitulating on the second goal,18 yards distant and around 5 yards right of centre aren't natural goal scoring chances,typically having a goal expectancy of around 1 in 10,but Mario found the ball on the sweet spot of it's bounce to find the target just inside the right upright with both power and swerve.
As nights go it was almost perfect.The exception being Mario's only other shot of the match from his most difficult opportunity where he was odds on to miss the target and duly obliged.At least he spared himself the dilemma of whether or not to celebrate a Euro semi final hat trick.
The Likelihood of Mario's Three Chances Resulting in Goals.
|Outcome from Mario's 3 Shots.||Likelihood of Outcome.|
|Three Goals.||1 in 1000|
|Two Goals.||1 in 25|
|One Goal.||1 in 3|
|Zero Goals.||2 in 3|