GERMANY 4 – 0 PORTUGAL
WHAT THE HELL? That’s the question the Portugal fans must all be asking themselves as they probably considered themselves favorites going in to their game against Germany. After all, they have the Real Madrid and ex-Manchester united superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo could not save Portugal from heavy defeat as they could only sit back and watch as the Germans controlled the whole game.
A red card for Pepe was part of the start in how the Portuguese just seemed to fall apart and allow the Germans their win.
After Pepe had been chasing the same ball Thomas Muller was after and smacked him in the face, Muller started the dramatics in an effort to get Pepe sent off. Pepe obviously saw what Muller was doing and decided the best way to show him that he shouldn’t be so dramatic was to headbutt him. THEN the referee sent Pepe off. It is my opinion that the original foul where Pepe hit Muller in the face would have only been a yellow card. Had Pepe not been so hot-headed in his response to the dramatics of Muller, he may have only gotten a booking instead a red card. After the Portugal side were forced to play with only ten men, the game fell to pieces for them.
Thomas Muller would become the first player to score a hat trick in the World Cup this year… although in France’s first group game recently, Karim Benzema came very close to achieving this record before Muller (an own goal would be declared as the second of three France goals so Benzema was denied that honor).
KEY PLAYERS: Honestly, Nani played better than Ronaldo. The “worlds best player” (Ballon D’or winner) was tightly marked and never got the chance to perform to the high standard everybody expects from him.
THOMAS MULLER would be the star player for Germany, scoring three of their four goals.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.