The German media has reacted with relief to the victory over Cameroon that sees Rudi Voeller's men safely into the World Cup last 16.
"My God, Rudi! You had us shaking in our seats!" says the tabloid Bild, adding that, in the first half of the crucial Group E game millions of German fans were going crazy in front of their TVs.
"The Cameroon Lions could have torn the German team apart before the break," the paper says.
However, the two goals in the second half really signalled a change of fortune - and the start of the tournament.
"Now the World Cup really begins. Long may we enjoy our celebrations," Bild says.
The broadsheet Die Welt agrees: "A memorable battle has been won."
The paper touches on the record 16 yellow cards given in the match which it describes as a "hard, and at times unfair game".
The sports paper Kicker says the German team reached the second round "thanks to a dedicated defence and despite the sending off of [Carsten] Ramelow".
Several papers spare a thought for the Cameroon manager, German-born Winfred Schafer.
The Munich-based Sueddeutche Zeitung says that Schafer hugged and congratulated his German counterpart at the end of an "explosive duel".