2015 German Masters Day 3 - And the quarter-finalists are ...

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Magic Murphy
Busy day at the Tempodrom arena from Berlin as eight snooker players gave their best to reach the quarter-finals of the 2015 German Masters. And for Ronnie O'Sullivan, Shaun Murphy, Liang Wenbo and Ryan Day the dream turned into a reality.

Ronnie O'Sullivan continued his high-class snooker crusade by winning 5-0 over Joe Perry, with breaks of 71, 81, 53, 95 and 13.

Perry had good chances throughout the match to bring a more balanced "look" on the scoreboard, especially during frame 2 and 3when he made solid breaks of 45 and 58, but the Rocket proved to be merciless.

After the match "The Gentleman" of snooker said on his Twitter account: "Well if ur gonna lose 5-0, lose 5-0 to the best player the game has ever seen!! I don't think I played too bad actually :-)".

Allen made a terrific comeback
On a more dramatic note though, a genuine snooker thriller was happening in the same arena, with the likes of Shaun Murphy and Mark Allen starring in the main roles.

Murphy seemed almost unstoppable as he fired in breaks of 94, 35 and 73 to go 3-0 up, while Allen struggled to find his way amongst the unresponsive balls.

But just as the interval was approaching a tense 4th frame brought Allen the much-desired first frame of the match. And not just that, it also brought his confidence back.

So, when the players returned for the conclusion of the match, Mark stormed in and used breaks of 100, 75 and 47 to complete a full comeback and also take the lead, at 4-3. 

Shaun could have won the 7th frame very easily, but he missed the green and so, the faith of the match changed.

One more victory for Ronnie
All winning odds seemed to point into Allen's direction as the Northern Ireland player made a break of 49 in frame eight and a few more pots left Murphy in need of a snooker, but the match isn't over until the fat lady sings, or until the last ball is dropped.

So, not only did Murphy managed to get the much-needed snooker, but he also got a free-ball to which he added a great 27 clearance to force the decider.

The last frame didn't take long, Murphy using a 76 break to book himself a place in the quarter-finals.

Liang Wenbo and Stuart Bingham found themselves trapped into a very close battle of cues, in the end though the Chinese player winning by 5-4, while Ryan Day continued his beautiful run with breaks of 87 and 73 for a 5-2 victory over Alfie Burden.

The quarter-finals start tonight from 7pm (UK time)

Ryan Day v. Liang Wenbo
Shaun Murphy v. Ronnie O'Sullivan (on the telly)
Neil Robertson v. Stephen Maguire
Judd Trump v. Mark Selby