In what was an off day for the German attack, Muller bagged a hat-trick and Portugal, one of the fiercest teams in Brazil were demolished four nil. Not bad for an opening performance.
With a defense that seems to work perfectly well as Jerome Boateng is moved out to the right and Howedes on the left to leave Mertesacker and Hummels in the center and those two seem to complement each other very well, Germany seem set to concede few goals in Brazil having already stopped Ronaldo from finding the net. Lahm’s timing of the challenge and his technical nonce going forward have proved to be an asset and if he is fully fit, Bastian Schweinsteiger will take any midfield and make it his own, Khedira is on hand to do the dirty job as Toni kroos is the go to man to link the midfield and attack. Ozil started out on the flanks but like Gotze, Schurrle and Podolski he drifted in from time to time with deadly effects once again Joachim Low proved that he knows how to get the best out of the Arsenal playmaker. Record goal scorer Miroslav Klose didn’t play against Portugal but that wasn’t a problem as Thomas Muller much like he did in south Africa four years ago stepped up to the plate with the goals needed to win the match. Manuel Neuer is one of the world’s best shot stoppers and the German bench is full of quality in many positions with names like Mustafi, Draxler Groskreutz and Kramer still yet to kick a ball in this tournament, one might feel Germany have what it takes to repeat their fit of 1990 and conquer the world