Arena Pernambuco - Recife 26/06/2014 - 18:00CET (13:00 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group G

USA - Germany
0-1
 

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Müller strike seals top spot for Germany

Published: Thursday 26 June 2014, 19.00CET
Müller strike seals top spot for Germany
Thomas Müller (second right) is mobbed after scoring the winner for Germany ©AFP/Getty Images

Thomas Müller's goal ensured Germany finished top of FIFA World Cup Group G with a 1-0 victory against a United States side that will join them in the round of 16.

A draw would have been sufficient for both teams to progress – with Germany heading the section – but neither appeared content to settle for a share of the spoils in Recife. The Mannschaft eventually cemented their position atop the group thanks to Müller's 55th-minute effort, with Jürgen Klinsmann's charges also qualifying on goal difference ahead of Portugal after both sides ended on four points.

Match statistics

USA
Germany

0

Goals scored

1

4

Total attempts

12

1

Attempts on target

6

3

off target

4

1

blocked

5

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

3

2

Offsides

6

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

8

7

Fouls suffered

14

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Thomas Müller's wonderful strike was worthy of securing the points and top spot in the section for Germany. The United States will join them in the last 16 as they finish above Portugal on goal difference.
  • Substitution
    89
    Schürrle (in) - Özil (out) (Germany)
  • Substitution
    84
    Yedlin (in) - Zusi (out) (USA)
  • Substitution
    76
    Götze (in) - Schweinsteiger (out) (Germany)
  • Yellow Card
    62
    Beckerman (USA) is booked.

See also

  • USA

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Belgium, 01 July 2014, 2-1
  • Germany

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Algeria, 30 June 2014, 2-1
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