Mangabeira - Salvador De Bahia 16/06/2014 - 18:00CET (13:00 local time)

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Germany - Portugal
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Germany poacher Müller makes Portugal pay

Published: Tuesday 17 June 2014, 1.58CET
Germany 4-0 Portugal
Thomas Müller became only the sixth German to score a FIFA World Cup hat-trick as his side began in style against ten-man Portugal.

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Match statistics

Germany
Portugal

4

Goals scored

0

13

Total attempts

12

6

Attempts on target

4

3

off target

3

2

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

7

2

Offsides

1

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

1

7

Fouls committed

8

8

Fouls suffered

5

Standings

Last updated: 17/06/2014 02:00 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 17 June 2014, 1.58CET

Germany poacher Müller makes Portugal pay

Germany 4-0 Portugal
Thomas Müller became only the sixth German to score a FIFA World Cup hat-trick as his side began in style against ten-man Portugal.

Thomas Müller hit a hat-trick as Germany made a statement of intent in FIFA World Cup Group G by downing ten-man Portugal 4-0 in Salvador.

The result seldom looked in doubt after Müller opened his account from the spot and Mats Hummels powered in a second. Portugal had barely caught their breath when Pepe saw red for an altercation with Müller, who completed the first-half scoring. Hummels was forced off with a knee injury during a calmer second period before Müller became only the sixth German to complete a World Cup treble. Later on Monday, the United States beat Germany's Saturday opponents Ghana 2-1.

Paulo Bento's side had started positively as Cristiano Ronaldo scurried down the left and sent a low shot bouncing off Manuel Neuer, but the cracks soon appeared. After Sami Khedira failed to find an empty net from Rui Patrício's errant clearance, defender Bruno Alves pulled down Mario Götze in the penalty area. Müller found the corner with precision.

Portugal were wobbling and almost fell further behind when Götze combined with Mesut Özil and fired off target via a deflection. The threat remained, though, Hummels heading Toni Kroos' resulting corner imperiously past Patrício. A red card for Pepe added to the Selecção's woes and Müller showed no mercy on the stroke of half-time, pouncing on Alves' clearance and sweeping under Patrício.

Götze had the Portugal back line scrambling again four minutes after the interval with a judiciously-weighted pass for Özil, whose low finish was beaten away as he bore down on goal. Germany's afternoon was soured by an injury to Hummels, but Müller had the last word as he followed up André Schürrle's parried cross with 12 minutes remaining.

Last updated: 17/06/14 10.07CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Portugal

Portugal

1Manuel Neuer (GK)12Rui Patrício (GK)
4Benedikt Höwedes2Bruno Alves
5Mats Hummels
Goal32
Substitution73
3Pepe
Red Card37
6Sami Khedira4Miguel Veloso
Substitution46
8Mesut Özil
Substitution63
5Fábio Coentrão
Substitution65
13Thomas Müller
Goal12
Goal45+1
Goal78
Substitution82
7Cristiano Ronaldo (C)
16Philipp Lahm (C)8João Moutinho
17Per Mertesacker9Hugo Almeida
Substitution28
18Toni Kroos16Raul Meireles
19Mario Götze17Nani
20Jérôme Boateng21João Pereira
Yellow Card11

Substitutes

12Ron-Robert Zieler (GK)1Eduardo (GK)
22Roman Weidenfeller (GK)22Beto (GK)
2Kevin Grosskreutz6William Carvalho
3Matthias Ginter10Vieirinha
7Bastian Schweinsteiger11Éder
Substitution28
9André Schürrle
Substitution63
13Ricardo Costa
Substitution46
10Lukas Podolski
Substitution82
14Luís Neto
11Miroslav Klose15Rafa Silva
14Julian Draxler18Silvestre Varela
15Erik Durm19André Almeida
Substitution65
21Shkodran Mustafi
Substitution73
20Rúben Amorim
23Christoph Kramer23Hélder Postiga

Coach

Joachim Löw (GER) Paulo Bento (POR)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Milovan Ristić (SRB), Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)

Fourth official

Alioum Alioum (CMR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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