Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 16.06.2014
Müller pen 12., 45+1., 78., Hummels 32. / –
Germany opened their 2014 World Cup campaign with a resounding victory over Portugal, with Thomas Müller picking up where he had left off in South Africa four years previously. After an early twelfth-minute penalty soothed German nerves, Mats Hummels doubled the lead with a towering header.
The dismissal of the awful Pepe eight minutes before the break lifted any remaining pressure, and the Mannschaft eased away from their broken opponents with Müller completing his first tournament hat-trick.
Germany: Neuer – Boateng, Mertesacker, Hummels (73. Mustafi), Höwedes – Lahm (c) – Khedira, Kroos – Özil (63. Schürrle), Götze, Müller (82. Podolski)
Portugal: Rui Patricio – Bruno Alves, Pepe, João Pereira, Fábio Coentrão (65. André Almeida) – Miguel Veloso (46. Ricardo Costa) – João Moutinho, Raul Meireles – Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo (c) – Hugo Almeida (28. Éder)
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Assistants: Milovan Ristić, Dalibor Đurđević (Serbia)
Fourth Official: Néant Alioum (Cameroon)
Fifth Official: Djibril Camara (Senegal)
Yellow Cards: – / João Pereira 11.
Red Cards: – / Pepe 37.
Ball Possession: 54% / 46%
Attempts on Target: 9 / 9
Attempts off Target: 4 / 5
Corners: 4 / 6
Fouls Committed: 8 / 11
Man of the Match: Thomas Müller