Agreed, Germany the better team in every area, just couldn't convert the superiority of possession and play into goals, not the first time we've seen it in this tournament. As for the penalty, a "technical" penalty I'd call it, it certainly doesn't look like Schwiensteiger intentionally tried to control the ball with his hand, more of a "ball to hand" affair. Opinion is divided,
for me unless there is clear intent it seems harsh.
All academic now of course, France are in the final, it should be a good close game between two teams who haven't exactly impressed so far, I have to fancy France to win. It could be worse Simply, Germany have won so many major tournaments they have an embarrassment of riches - we're still talking about our last win fifty years ago!