FULL TIME: Germany 4-0 Portugal
Posted: 16 June 2014 Time: 17:14
Welcome to KickOff.com's live coverage of today's Group G humdinger between Germany and Portugal, from the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil.
92' - And that's it! Final score: Germany 4-0 Portugal
91' - CHANCE! Fine strike from Ronaldo, but equally good save from Neuer.
91' - Free kick outside the German box. Last chance for Ronaldo and Portugal.
90' - Clock ticks over the 90-minute mark. Two added minutes. GER 4-0 POR
88' - Podolski takes a tumble in the box, but nothing given. Angry words directed at the referee.
87' - Germany slowing the game down, keeping the ball with just minutes left on the clock. GER 4-0 POR.
85' - Ronaldo's free kick on the other end doesn't get part the first line of the German defense. GER 4-0 POR
84' - Podolski's dangerous-looking long ball evades everyone, and goes out for a goal-kick.
82' - Ronaldo with a shot, which is touched wide for a corner.
81' - SUBSTITUTE: Podolski (ON) for Muller (OFF). GER 4-0 POR.
76' - GOAL! Muller with the first hat-trick of this year's World Cup! GER 4-0 POR.
74' - CHANCE! Ronaldo stings the palms of Neuer, Eder then tackled in the follow-up. Penalty claims waved away for Portugal.
71' - SUBSTITUTE: Germany's Hummels (OFF) now down after a collision with Eder. He makes way for Mustafi (ON). GER 3-0 POR.
69' - CHANCE! Counter for Germany, Schurrle squares it for Gotze who's shot is deflected over for a corner! GER 3-0 POR.
67' - Nani with space on the left, cuts inside but his shot hos blocked. Follow up shot is hoofed clear for a Portugal corner which is cleared.
64' - SUBSTITUTE: Coentrao (OFF) stretchered off, as Almeida (ON)replaces him. Portugal's last sub. GER 3-0 POR
63' - It seems as Portugal's left-back Fabio Coentrao has pulled a hamstring. Grimacing on the floor after stretching to control a long-ball.
62' - SUBSTITUTE for Germany: Ozil (OFF) for Schurrle (ON)
60' - Ronaldo's freekick hits the wall, as the lively crowd cheers the World player of the Year. GER 3-0 POR
59' - Boateng fouls Ronaldo just outside the box. GER 3-0 POR
55' - Ronaldo tries to thread the ball through but is dispossessed. Portugal captain looking increasingly frustrated.
54' - Portugal freekick floated in, but Germany head clear.
51' - On the other end, Coentrao and Nani collide as they try go for the same ball in the opposition box. GER 3-0 POR
50' - CHANCE! Ozil put through, his effort scoops up of PAtricio, and Muller's follow-up header is over the bar! GER 3-0 POR
48' - Portugal happy to keep the ball as much as possible, passing it around in the early stages of the second period.
45' - SUB Portugal: Costa (ON) for Veloso (OFF). GEr 3-0 POR.
45' - The second half is underway!
And we're ready for the second period! Germany three goals to the good, Portugal down to ten men.
Portugal have it all to do in the second half...
47' - Nothing coming as the referee blows for Half-Time. GER 3-0 POR.
46' - Two minutes added on, Portugal with a corner. GER 3-0 POR.
45' - GOAL! Muller with his second!Controls and shoots from the centre of the box! GER 3-0 POR.
44' - Germany pouring forward, keeping the ball in front of the opposition goal.
43' - Ronaldo switching flanks, trying something new as Portugal try get back into the game.
41' - Ozil makes a run down the right, crosses for Gotze who's effort is easily grabbed by Patricio. GER 2-0 POR
39' - Resulting German freekick is deflected out for a corner, which is then flicked over the top by Gotze. GER 2-0 POR
37' - RED! PEPE given his marching orders after headbutting Muller after a rash challenge! Portugal down to 10 men!
36' - CLOSE! Corner from Eder is headed just over the Neuer's crossbar. GER 2-0 POR
35' - CHANCE! The ball trickles wide after sustained Portuguese pressure. Corner Portugal
34' - Nani breaks on the right, yet a poor square ball doesn't find a team mate. GER 2-0 POR
30' - GOAL! Germany double their lead thanks to a Hummels header from a corner! GER 2-0 POR
28' - SUB Portugal: Eder (ON) for Almeida (OFF). Almeida picks up a knock and is not risked.
27' - Germany with 56% of the ball, yet Portugal with 4 attempts to Germany's 2
24' - CHANCE! Nani with a fearsome shot from the right, just over the crossbar.
23' - Germany again using the left flank. Cross from Ozil easily dealt with. GER 1-0 POR.
20' - Gotze looking lively down the left, yet loses poessession after cutting inside into the box.
17' - Germany launch it long, cross comes in but it's over the head of Ozil. GER 1-0 POR
13' - Khedira with a run down the right, but thwarted by the Portuguese defense. Germany looking dangerous after taking the lead.
11' - GOAL! Muller gives Germany the lead from the spot! GER 1-0 POR
11' - PENALTY Germany!
9' - CHANCE! Khedira shots wide at an empty net after Patricio clearance lands at his feet.
8' - Meireles grabs possession in midfield, slips it to Ronaldo, who acute shot is saved by Neuer.
6' - Ronaldo's first shot at goal, but it's high and well over the bar. GER 0-0 POR.
4' - Germany looking lively in the early stages of the encounter, yet Portugal break, but Almeida's tame dink is a comfortable catch for Neuer.
3' - First corner to Germany. Taken short, but aimless ball goes out for a goal-kick. 0-0
1' - Kick-off! Germany in white, Portugal in red.
The national anthems are now underway...
Both teams are lined up and are making their way onto the field.
Both European heavyweights are looking for a solid start to their World Cup campaigns as they face off in what should be an entertaining encounter.
The two sides have on 17 occasions prior to today's match with Germany coming away with 9 wins, Portugal 3 and 5 draws.
The team line-ups have been announced:
Germany: Neuer, Howedes, Hummels, Khedira, Ozil, Muller, Lahm (c), Mertesacker, Kroos, Gotze, Boateng
Portugal: Patricio, Alves, Pepe, Veloso, Coentrao, Ronaldo (c), Moutinho, Almeida, Meireles, Nani, Pereira
Coach: Joachim Low