With the game poised on a knife edge, coverage of the event worldwide was affected by the power cut, which coincided with Germany's second goal in match that they eventually won 3-2 in the dying seconds.
Red flag, Green help
The BBC moved quickly to Alan Green's coverage on BBC's Radio Five Live (which may have served to make watchers appreciate that the brief silence was golden) but even when the pictures returned, sound problems blighted the remaining broadcast.
Viewers on HD were less than delighted when the lack of delay on the sound meant that they heard about the last two goals seconds before they actually saw them, and probably not impressed with the apologies banner that covered the bottom quarter of the screen.
On the bright side, the brief burst of Green did serve to make John Motson's coverage seem a tiny weeny bit less terrible.