Germany's road to the Maracana
1. Germany 4-0 Portugal
Germany's campaign in the World Cup got off to a blitzer against Portugal, in the opening fixture of Group G at the Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador. The Germans took the lead through a 12th minute penalty for a foul on Mario Gotze. They doubled their lead through a Mats Hummels header in the 32nd. Thomas Muller then proceeded to add a third for Germany in the 46th against a Portugal reduced to ten-men. Muller proceeded to complete his hat-trick in the 78th minute, rounding off a resounding victory for the Germans.