The 2014 World Cup appeared destined to be determined by penalties until Germany’s Mario Goetze in his Nike Magista Obra cleats put his moment of brilliance on the match.
The second half substitute controlled a ball off his chest at the corner of the 6-yard box and volleyed it with his next touch past Argentina keeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute. The goal was Goetze’s second of the tournament.
The goal completes a long road back to the World Cup title for Germany, they last hoisted the trophy in 1990 prior to the reunification of East and West Germany, and a huge coup for U.S. based apparel and cleat manufacturer Nike. The majority of Die Mannschaft’s players wear rival brand adidas but Nike picked the player that mattered most on Sunday.
Nike cleats put home 78 of the 171 goals in Brazil. The Nike Magista Obra was responsible for 12 of those goals while the Magista Opus added another 4 goals. Leading the way for Nike was the Mercurial Superfly with 23 goals followed by the Hypervenom with 17 goals.