closely-fought (v) 勝負難分；拉鋸戰
fresh face (n ) 新面孔
substitute (n) 替補人選
extra time (n) 延長時間
shot (n) 射門
victor (n) 勝利者
valiantly (adv) 英勇地
heads held high (idiom ) 仍為自己感到驕傲
win some, lose some (n phr ) 勝敗乃兵家常事
It was a closely fought game, with both Germany and Argentina playing well.
Both teams played tight defense with superb goalkeeping,
keeping both sides' stars from scoring.
In the end, it was a fresh face, 22 year-old Mario Gotze of German soccer
club Bayern Munich, who was substituted in,
and scored the winning goal at the 116th minute in extra time with a perfect shot
from his left foot that flung the ball far into the right corner of the Argentines' net.
The final score was Germany 1- Argentina 0.
Only one team can take home the trophy and be crowned victor,
but both teams played valiantly and can go home with heads held high.
In sports, as in life, one wins some, and loses some.
But the most important thing of all is to do your best and go further than you've ever gone before.