Ozil gave Germany the lead with a well placed shot from just outside the six yard box. Italy did manage to equalise soon after and push the game to penalties.
The Germany intentional of Turkish origin did however, miss his penalty almost blowing his sides chances of booking a place in the semi-finals.
Germany were not up to their traditional best from the penalty spot but Italy were worse if not at times comical with their shooting technique on the night.
Ozil was arguably Germany’s Man of the Match on the night pulling the strings in the final third, scoring the only goal in regulation time and he also worked hard defensively.
Germany will now take on the winner of the France v Iceland clash in the Euro 2016 semi-final. The winner of that game will take on either Portugal or Wales in the final.
Germany, France or Iceland will take on the winner of the Portugal v Wales