4 vs. 0
GER
PTM
90+2'
It’s all over in Group G and plenty to talk about! Not the thrashing anyone expected, made easier by the Pepe dismissal. Thanks for joining us.
90+1'
Eder wins a free kick for Portugal. Late chance to restore some pride. Ronaldo takes and it’s a fabulous save from Neuer. Hit with venom!
90'
We have two added minutes here and then the torture is over for Portugal.
89'
Pepe not going to be popular in the dressing room...
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This is the first time Portugal have conceded 4 in a match at a World Cup. Pepe has some explaining to do. #POR http://t.co/xBYbeVQ6Xe

88'
Boeteng breaks clear but is pulled back by Meireles who somehow escapes a card.
87'
Podolski exchanges passes with Lahm and claims he was checked on the edge of the box. Looks to have a case. Nothing given though.
86'
Germany content to play it around, winding down the clock.
84'
Another chance for Ronaldo from a free kick. It’s straight into Lahm and away.
83'
Mueller’s match? Unquestionably.

Germany 4-0 Portugal. Thomas Muller scores the first hat-trick of the #worldcup http://t.co/aZSPtvQxXI

82'
Shot comes in from Ronaldo, deflected wide for a corner. It’s played to Nani but his cross easily headed clear.
Germany Substitution
81'
 
Podolski on for Muller.
80'
STAT: This is the first hat-trick of the 2014 World Cup and the first since Argentina's Gonzalo Higuaín scored three against Korea Republic in 2010.
79'
Eventful night for the tournament’s leading scorer eh! Plays a part in getting Pepe sent off then scores a hat-trick.
78'
 
GOAL GERMANY! And it’s a hat-trick for Mueller, who taps in after Patricio saves from Schurrle’s cross come shot.
Germany Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Center

77'
KEY PLAYER: Kroos on fire for Germany tonight.
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PASS MAP: Toni Kroos so far: 97% pass accuracy, 1 assist, 1 shot, 4 crosses. Top class. #GER http://t.co/IyIyxEB7u0

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Cristiano Ronaldo in action
76'
Well yet another controversial incident and Portugal looked to have a valid claim there.
75'
Shot from Nani beaten away by Neuer. It comes back to Eder who goes tumbling in the box after a Howedes challenge. Appeals for a penalty but nothing given. Ronaldo is furious.
74'
Just not happening for Ronaldo tonight.
73'
Boateng goes back to fill the centre half position.
Germany Substitution
72'
 
Indeed he is limping off to be replaced by Mustafi.
71'
Now Hummels has landed awkwardly after jumping with Eder. Looks like he jarred his knee.
70'
STAT: The first eleven matches of this World Cup did not produce a single draw. This is the 12th match of the tournament. Only one previous World Cup started with at least so many matches without a draw. In 1930, eighteen matches did not produce a single draw.
69'
CHANCE GERMANY: Schurrle in space and he picks out Gotze with a great ball. Pereira gets back really well to block his shot over the bar for a corner.
68'
Great ball from Ronaldo for Nani and it opens up momentarily but his shot is blocked by Mertesacker. Khedira heads clear the corner.
67'
Something to cheer up all you Portugal fans.
66'
Long range shot attempted by Ronaldo but easily blocked. Desperate measures.
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PASS MAP: Mesut Ozil's game. 92% pass accuracy, 1 chance created, 2 take ons, 1 shot. Solid performance. #GER http://t.co/AhzllYozU9

65'
 
Coentrao stretchered off with his head in his hands, Almeida comes on.
Portugal Substitution
64'
Germany have won their last six openers at a World Cup. It looks like they will make it seven in a row today.
63'
Coentrao now looks like he’s done his groin. Could be him out of the tournament.
Germany Substitution
62'
 
Germany sub: Ozil off for Schurrle. He looks very disappointed.
61'
STAT: Only two German players have scored three goals in a World Cup match: Edmund Conen against Belgium at 27 May 1934 and Miroslav Klose against Saudi Arabia on 1 June 2002.
60'
The answer is no as his shot cannons of the German wall. Just not his day it seems. Corner.
59'
Ronaldo gets himself a free kick with a spectacular tumble from Boateng’s challenge. Can he score...
58'
Germany preparing to make a first substitution...
56'
Dangerous cross from Mueller meant for Gotze but a good clearing header from Pereira.
55'
Ronaldo tries to play in Eder, good tackle from Hummels.
54'
Patient play from Germany, controlling the football. Portugal looking tired. Surely the scoring not finished.
53'
Good run from Eder. He’s fouled by Hummels and Portugal have a free kick. All about pride now.

BREAKING: Video footage released of Pepe in Portugal's dressing room http://t.co/3QcQjd7mmH

51'
Now Portugal break but Nani and Coentrao collide in the box. Comedy stuff.
50'
CHANCE GERMANY! Kroos feeds in Ozil and he really should score but Particio saves before Mueller heads over the bar.
49'
Awful cross be Eder, sails way over the bar and out for a goal kick. Not good.
48'
Coentrao tries to get something going but his cross headed clear by Hummels.
47'
 
Lahm finds Howedes on the left but he’s flagged offside.
46'
Germany were already 2-0 up before that moment of madness. Definitely the better side tonight. Already controlling the ball well. Khedira fouled by Nani.
Portugal Substitution

Pepe red card: This is the fourth straight World Cup in which at least one Portugal player is sent off (6 red cards total) #POR

45+2'
A nightmare half for Portugal comes to a close!
45+1'
Into the first of two added minutes and Ronaldo wins a corner.
Germany Goal

Left Footed - Top Left

45'
We’re back underway here. Could be a rout tonight. Already on course for their worst defeat. They have never lost by more than a two goal margin. Veloso is on for Costa to plug the holes in defence.
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Pepe headbutts Thomas Mueller.

#GER 3-0 # POR (HT): At this score it is Portugal's biggest ever WC defeat.

Pepe red card: This is the fourth straight World Cup in which at least one Portugal player is sent off (6 red cards total) #POR

45'
 
GOAL Germany! And it’s Mueller with a thumping second as it bounces off Alves and back to him. Game over now.
44'
Raking ball finds Ozil in space down the right. Germany content to play it back.
43'
Portugal getting caught at will now but a poor ball from Mueller, anticipating a Gotze run that never came.
42'
Pic of that butt.
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RED CARD! Pepe is tossed out after headbutting Thomas Muller. He will miss the match against the #USMNT http://t.co/tuhfqRP8St

41'
Ronaldo’s cross towards Eder easily cleared. Ozil breaks and finds Mueller. He finds Gotze who scuffs his shot. Could have been three.

Pepe......stupid. Let his teammates down here. Pepe after Ronaldo is their most important player. Missing.

40'
Played in towards Gotze but volleyed over.
39'
The free kick eventually hit by Kroos but it’s deflected behind for a corner.
38'
Surely game over now. How stupid was that from Pepe? One thing to hand him off, another to butt him on the floor!

Is anyone really surprised that Pepe has gotten a first half red card? #GERvsPOR

Portugal Red card

Germany

Portugal

37'
 
Red card Pepe! It gets even worse as he shoves off Mueller in the face before planting his head into the striker on the floor! Really silly.
36'
Another great chance for Eder but his header is over the bar from the corner.
35'
CHANCE FOR PORTUGAL! Coentrao has a chance but Ronaldo is in an offside position. Should have gone for goal but he is caught in two minds and it’s neither a shot not a pass, deflected for a corner.
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Thomas Mueller celebrates the first goal
34'
Veloso finds Nani in space down the right. He has support from Ronaldo but it’s an awful pass, easily picked off.
33'
STAT: Portgual have avoided defeat in only one World Cup match in which they fell 2-0 behind, their 5-3 victory over Korea DPR in 1966.
32'
Now a massive ask for Portugal. How do they get back into this one?
Germany Goal

Header - Top Left

31'
 
GOAL Germany! Direct from the corner and Hummels leaps high to head straight into the back of the net.
30'
Fantastic run and pass from Ozil to Gotze to score but his shot deflected wide for a corner. Close!
29'
Germany win a free kick, played in but well cleared by Ronaldo defending his lines.
28'
So it’s a bit of a blow for Portugal but Germany won’t have seen much of Eder.
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Hugo Almeida just looks fan-tache-tic... Sorry. http://t.co/AirdlRZhbL

Portugal Substitution
26'
 
Almeida is off and Eder come on for his 9th international.
25'
Ronaldo looking for the ball at every opportunity now. Portugal need a moment of magic. Almeida now down clutching his hamstring.
24'
Nani in space on the edge of the box and bends one for the top corner. Mightily close but just shaves the bar!
23'
Dangerous cross from Ozil, headed clear by Alves.
22'
Now Ronaldo barged to the ground by Boateng but nothing given.
21'
Foul from Moutinho and the ref gives him a talking to as Lahm goes tumbling. No card though.
20'
The penalty was the fifth penalty of the tournament. All the penalties have been converted.
19'
Gotze again in acres on the left with three waiting but his touch is poor as he cuts inside and Portugal clear.

1-0 (12'). Thomas Müller scores Germany's 1st #worldcup goal in regulation since Lothar Matthäus netted against Bulgaria in 1994. #GER #POR

18'
STAT: This is Germany's first World Cup penalty goal in regulation since 1994, when Lothar Matthäus netted against Bulgaria.
17'
Poor cross from Mueller, too long for Ozil. But they’re getting in good positions.
16'
The good news for Portugal is they still have 11 men. Pereira was a lucky boy there to not be sent off.
15'
Pereira chests down to Ronaldo to have a shot but he is just offside before the flying winger can hit it.
13'
Now Khedira goes galloping down the wing but he can’t get his shot off. Another warning.
12'
Now Portugal have work to do. Superb penalty from Mueller, Patricio no chance.
Germany Penalty

Right Footed - Bottom Left

11'
 
GOAL GERMANY! Mueller tucks it away from the spot on his 50th appearance for his country.
Portugal Yellow card

Germany

Portugal

10'
PENALTY GERMANY! Pereira drags back Gotze and it’s a clear goal scoring opportunity. Only a yellow card. Lucky!
9'
It’s been a frantic start here and we could easily be 1-1.
8'
BIG CHANCE GERMANY! And now it’s a huge let off for Patricio as his scuffed clearance falls straight to Khedira. It’s an open goal but his first time shot is just wide!
7'
Let off for Lahm as he stumbles in Possession and it’s momentarily three on two but Ronaldo chooses the wrong option!
6'
Lahm sitting very deep in front of his back four, guarding against those quick Portuguese counters.
5'
Ronaldo has his first crack from distance but it’s high, wide and not so handsome!
4'
Now a half chance for Almeida as he latches onto a long ball but his attempt on goal is weak and easy for Neuer.
3'
Long ball from Boeteng finds Gotze in the box but the right back Alves shadows him really well and Portugal clear. Good start from the Germans.
2'
Half chance for Gotze steaming in but Alves does well to get in front of him and head clear. Pepe concedes the corner but it’s out for a goal kick.
1'
Portugal set to adopt a 4-3-3 with Nani, Halmeida and Ronaldo leading the line. Germany looking like Mueller leading the line in a 4-3-3. Ronaldo starting on the left hand side.
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Referee Milorad Mazic blows the whistle to get us underway here. Could be a cracker.
16.55
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Portugal have only won three of their 17 previous internationals against Germany (D5 L9), losing their last three at major tournaments (World Cup 2006, Euro 2012 and Euro 2008). Five minutes to kick-off, the atmosphere building in Salvador.
16.50
Miroslav Klose starts on the bench tonight. He currently has 14 World Cup goals – only Brazilian star Ronaldo has more (15). Will he score tonight? Not long until we find out.
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RT @soccerdotcom_gk: .@Manuel_Neuer is ready for battle against Portugal with his @adidassoccer predator gloves. #allin or nothing. #GER ht…

16.45
Portugal have only won one of their last seven games at the World Cup (7-0 v North Korea in 2010), drawing three and losing three.
16.40
All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo tonight, as they were on Lionel Messi last night. The Portuguese talisman has scored two goals from a total of 48 shots at the World Cup.
16.35
Germany have only lost one of their last 18 games in the group stages of the World Cup, it was against Serbia on 18 June 2010 (0-1), winning 13 and drawing four.
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Joao Moutinho made more assists in the European World Cup qualifiers (10) than any other player. #POR http://t.co/wr9YDLzGZu

16.30
Paulo Bento (Portugal): "A player like Ronaldo is important for any team, and that's the case for us. It's good that he is back… Group G has a team in Germany who may be considered favorites because of their history and potential, but it is a very balanced group. USA and Ghana are well organised and have some good values, but we have the ambition to move forward, grab the most points as we can and to reach the round of 16."
16.25
STAT: Portugal have lost their two games in the World Cup against their opponents in Group G: USA in 2002 and Germany in 2006.
16.20
Joachim Loew (Germany): " A win would give us a boost for the upcoming games. In this group it is very important. We have three really unpleasant opponents. And just because of their class, Portugal are a tough nut to crack. They have gone far in all recent tournaments. And indeed, only lost to Spain with their last shot in the penalty shootout [in the Euro 2012 semi-final]. Joao Moutinho, Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao; they all play at the highest level. They are very dangerous… There is no favourite. Both teams have the same quality. Portugal might base their game on the counter a bit more, and we rely on possession. But there are world-class players in both teams."

Watch the video Germany keep world guessing with team to face Portugal on Yahoo Eurosport UK. Germany have been making their final plans ahead of their opening World Cup clash with Portugal.

99 – Tonight will be Germany’s 100th game at the #WorldCup finals. Landmark.

16.15
Portugal have history going against them when they meet Germany, our stats predicting a win for the Germans.

Watch the video Stat Attack: All signs point to Germany win on Yahoo Eurosport UK. Portugal have history going against them when they meet Germany in a blockbuster World Cup group stage clash, as do the USA against Ghana.

#POR put Veloso in, leave William Carvalho out. Preposterous against that #GER movement.

16.10
The big news is that Cristiano Ronaldo starts after shining in his side’s 5-1 friendly win over Ireland. Manuel Neuer also starts for Germany after recovering from a shoulder injury, whilst Phillip Lahm has overcome an ankle injury. No Schweinsteiger or Klose in the Germany starting line-up either. William Carvalho is left out for Portugal and not everybody is happy.
16.05
TEAMS: Portugal: Patricio, Alves, Pepe, Veloso, Coentrao, Ronaldo (c), Moutinho, Almeida, Meireles, Nani, Pereira /// Germany: Neuer, Howedes, Hummels, Khedira, Ozil, Muller, Lahm (c), Mertesacker, Kroos, Gotze, Boateng.
16.00
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the massive Group G clash between Germany and Portugal from Salvador. Kick-off 17.00 BST. Team news to follow shortly.

After weeks of niggles and rumours, Cristiano Ronaldo is just about fit and raring to go for the World Cup.

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I'd like to be 110 percent, but I am at 100 percent and ready to help the national team - Cristiano Ronaldo. http://t.co/CPFldMtmPF

Starting Line-ups

Germany
Portugal
    • 1
      Neuer
    • 4
      Höwedes
    • 5
      Hummels
    • 17
      Mertesacker
    • 17
      Boateng
    • 18
      Kroos
    • 16
      Lahm
    • 6
      Khedira
    • 19
      Götze
    • 13
      Müller
    • 8
      Özil
Team Manager:  Joachim Löw
    • 5
      Nani
    • 9
      Hugo Almeida
    • 5
      Cristiano Ronaldo
    • 5
      Moutinho
    • Veloso
    • 16
      Meireles
    • 21
      João Pereira
    • Pepe
    • Bruno Alves
    • 5
      Fábio Coentrão
    • Rui Patrício
Team Manager:  Fernando Santos
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. NeuerDFP
0 4 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. MertesackerDFP
0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
J. BoatengDFP
0 0 0 6 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
B. HöwedesDFP
0 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
M. HummelsDFP
1 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 73
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. KhediraDFP
0 0 1 51 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
P. LahmDFP
0 0 0 79 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
T. KroosDFP
0 1 0 79 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 90
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. GötzeDFP
0 0 2 47 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
T. MüllerDFP
3 0 4 34 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 82
M. ÖzilDFP
0 0 1 37 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 63
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Rui PatrícioDFP
0 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
João PereiraDFP
0 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
Bruno AlvesDFP
0 0 0 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Fábio CoentrãoDFP
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 65
PepeDFP
0 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 37
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. MoutinhoDFP
0 0 0 53 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 90
R. MeirelesDFP
0 0 0 52 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
M. VelosoDFP
0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Cristiano RonaldoDFP
0 0 3 25 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
NaniDFP
0 0 2 39 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 90
Hugo AlmeidaDFP
0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28
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