France v Germany and Brazil v Colombia were notable for many things, not least the way in which central defenders took care of business when it came to finding the back of the net.
First Mats Hummels, then Tiago Silva and David Luiz swelled their World Cup accounts, rewarding their anytime goalscorer backers at handsome odds.
That leads us here at news.bwin.com/en/ to the question of who will follow in their footsteps in the second brace of last eight face-offs.
Here’s our three against the field.
Ezequiel Garay to score v Belgium @ 12/1
The best acquainted with the onion bag among our quartet, Garay bagged six times in 27 league games for Benfica last term and added two more in European competition.
He came within a whisker of netting against the Swiss last time out too, when only Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain had more attempts on goal.
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Vincent Kompany to score v Argentina @ 10/1
The onion bag bulged no fewer than five times thanks to the Rode Duivels’ skipper’s efforts for his club last season.
At this stage his knack for landing vital goals such as the Etihad winner against Manchester United that played such a vital part in landing the 2011/12 Premier League title could prove lucrative.
Stefan de Vrij to score v Costa Rica @ 8/1
Our sole musketeer already off the mark in Brazil, the Feyenoord man netted a quintet of goals in a resurgent campaign for the De Kuip outfit.
That his love-affair with the net is a burgeoning romance is clear, having bagged just twice in 103 club outings before his score-laden 2013/14.