Hello again, as the match between Germany and Portugal is now on, I will also be blogging about the game or any games in general…keep tuned to this post, as this blog post is being updated live :-). I’m currently looking at BBC Sport’s website based on the Germany vs Portugal game, as I will be updating the scores and possibly add some quotes that have just been mentioned on the live football feed on the BBC Sport website.
Germany 4-0 Portugal
Germany scored 1-0 to Portugal (Müller 12′ Penalty) – Müller scored his sixth World Cup goal.
Germany scored again with 2-0 to Portugal (Mats Hummels).
Just like clockwork, into additional time, and Germany scored a 3-0 goal strike against Portugal (Müller 45’+1).
Germany scored again (Müller 78′)
RED CARD FOR PEPE!!!
BBC Sport in Salvador: David Ornstein: “Judging by the early crowd noise and pattern of play, it was looking like Germany were the away team – but that goal was met with deafening celebrations from the fans in white and a newfound confidence by their team on the pitch. Both coaches – Joachim Low and Paulo Bento – have been ordering their men around from the technical areas throughout, but Low has just sat down for the first time, with his charges now looking settled after a nervous start.”
David Ornstein: “Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t winking as he sloped off down the tunnel with the rest of his embarrassed team-mates, but he did find time to swap shirts with his Real Madrid team-mate Sami Khedira. Nice try Ronny – but that doesn’t mean you can play the Germans in the second half.”
David Ornstein: “Smiles and high-fives all round on the German bench as the half-time whistle blows, quite a contrast to the shellshocked Portuguese who hear in with heads bowed, seemingly beaten. Paulo Bento and his lieutenants still appear to be discussing tactics, a surely futile action. His team are in tatters and the dejection of their supporters in the stands says it all.”
Things are getting really interesting and are hotting up now, I can feel it.
Tony Pulis (Crystal Palace Manager on BBC Radio 5 Live): “In the last five minutes, the Germans have dominated the play. Every time they go forward they look dangerous. They have to get the ball out to Ronaldo and Nani more, so they get the chance to have a go at the full-backs”
Tony Pulis – 38′: “I think it was a soft sending-off. You want the referee to keep it a 11 v 11 – people have spent absolute fortunes to be here. I don’t think that was a sending-off situation there. Pepe got involved but he’s not brought his head back. People will disagree with me, but that’s not a red card for me.”
…and that’s the end of the game. What an eventful game for Germany, they scored a 4-0 win against Portugal, and in good time too.
Check back at 8:00PM for the next match feed on Iran vs Nigeria. Thank you for keeping peeled to this blog post. I’ll be back very soon.