Pointers of the World Cup matches
Germany vs Portugal
· It’s even before kick-off and Michael Schumacher has already won half the battle for Germany. He is awake from his coma and continues further rehabilitation.
· Kick off!
· Germany’s link-up play looks sharp and making some intelligence runs but they look a bit shaky in defense with Portugal playing on the break.
· Germany’s first attack doesn’t lead to anything but Rui Patricio’s almost gifts them the opener when he sends his clearance straight to Khedira. Khedira's first time shot is just wide. Big let off for Patricio!
· Penalty to Germany. No doubts about that. is brought that. Götze is brought down in the box.
· Mueller steps up and sends it right in the bottom corner. Good finish. 1-0 Germany.
· Germany continue attacking and utilize the ball well.
· GOAL! Germany score another one from the corner! Unstoppable header from Hummels. 2-0 Germany.
· Next up is a moment of madness from Pepe. He keeps possession of the ball, shrugging off Muller who goes down but the referee doesn’t blow his whistle. Pepe leaves the ball in spite of having possession to nudge Muller in the head. Contact is made, definite red. Portugal down to 10 men.
· Germany look very comfortable now with the game almost in the bag.
· Mueller gets his second! Good finish after he blocked the clearance from Bruno Alves and then shot from his left foot. 3-0 Germany. GAME OVER!
· Half Time!
· Germany really don’t need to do much in this half. They enjoy good share of possession in the opening minutes.
· Götze plays Ozil on goal but he can’t finish. Corner for Germany.
· Portugal have the ball in a good position inside the German half but Nani and Coentaro collide and lose possession of the ball. Nothing is going right for them at the moment.
· Schuerrle ON for Ozil. Germany are now looking to give their squad players some game time.
· Oh dear lord! Coentrao goes down while chasing the ball. He might have pulled his hamstring. That just might be the end of the World Cup for him. This day just keeps getting worse for the Portugese.
· Eder is brought down in the box but the referee waves play on. That looked like a definite penalty. Ronaldo is furious!
· Ronaldo gets the balls around 35-40 yards away form goal. Shoots! He is shooting way too often. Bad tactics from Portugal.
· Another good attack by the Germans. The ball falls to Schuerrle on the right whose shot is parried right at Muller’s feet. Mueller tap-in. Hat-trick. Goal! Germany 4-0 up!
· Drama at the end as Ronaldo blasts a free-kick towards goal but Neuer parries. Very good effort that! Would have been a goal had been on any side of Neuer.
· Full Time. Germany 4-0 Portugal