Thomas Müller and his Germany embarrassed Portugal by 4-0

Thomas Müller and his Germany embarrassed Portugal by 4-0 Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador in a group G encounter when he scored his first ever world cup hat-trick at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Thomas Müller
Thomas Müller

A man who describes his role on the football field as “interpreter of space” did that very well earlier today when he took it upon himself to inspired his already inspired German side.

Germany, a national team that does not need to be described as “good”, “very good”, “excellent” or anything else for that matter that indicates how well they play.

Whether Germany wins or loses the game, it is often always impossible to question the quality of the players on the football field, their commitment to the game and each other and their desire to win.

On June 16, 2014, they faced a Cristiano Ronaldo, Fifa player of the year, led Portugal for their opening match of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.

Germany is not invincible and as a result it is not farfetched to say on a good day Portugal could overwhelm them, this however, was not that good day.

It started all too early for Portugal when they conceded a penalty which the boy-wonder Thomas Müller was all too happy to  take, he converted and put the Germans ahead just 12 minutes in.

After 20 minutes, on the 32nd minute, Mats Hummels consolidated for Germany when he scored a second goal, at which point Portugal lost all shape and began playing to Germany’s game.

In the dying minutes of the first half Müller struck again, essentially setting an impossible target for Portugal in the second half.

In the second half, Germany was playing ‘hot and cold’ teasing Portugal at every turn, threatning to score and squandering the chances they create. All of this still translated to one thing, Germany was dictating the pace of the game and Portugal was a their mercy.

The match was approaching the final 10 minutes when Müller struck one more time on the 78th minute, putting Germany 4-0 ahead of Portugal while earning himself his first ever world cup hat-trick at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

It was the Fifa World player of the year who quickly slipped into desperation mode first, suddenly it appeared as though it had become more important for Cristiano Ronaldo to get on the score sheet than to help Portugal salvage whatever could be salvage from the wreckage of their trouncing.



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