Germany – Portugal
Germany in fantastic way started the World Cup in Brazil, beating the selection of Portugal with convincing 4-0. After this defeat, Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portuguese national team players will have plenty of work in order to pass the first stage of the World Cup.
Germans have resolved all doubts once in the first half. In this they had great help by Portuguese defender Pepe, who received a red card unnecessarily attacking the double scorer in the game Thomas Muller.First he elbowed him in a duel that easily could happened Muller to steal his ball and get eye to eye with Portugese GK as Pepe was the last man in the defence and got a trouble with the ball.As the old good Pepe elbowed him and kept the ball in his possesion tan passed the ball to his teammate and got back to Muller to finish the unfinished job.He landed a header and that made him end the game.Normally, A strict call by Milorad Mazic he pulls out the red card and sends Pepe off the pitch.
Before this happen,in 12th minute of the game Joao Pereira (Portugal) picks up a yellow card for infringement. Joao Pereira pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players, and Milorad Mazic blows his whistle for a foul. And here comes the penalty for Germany. Opponent’s players are furiously trying to argue with the referee, but his decision is final.Thomas Muller stepped up for the penalty and scored a goal.1-0.
32th min…Toni Kroos launched a corner kick and the ball perfectly found the head of Mats Hummels , whose effort from near the penalty spot went into the middle of the net. It’s 2:0.
In 45th min again Toni Kroos provides Thomas Müller with a nice pass inside the box. It allows him to finish with a precise effort inside the left post. 3:0.
And in 78th minute Thomas Müller was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box, and he fires the ball low into the middle of the net.4:0.
Today we have been witnesses to an entertaining encounter between these two teams. Let’s hope there will not be a decline in the attractiveness in their other games. Great display from home side, you have to say that they were the better side today. The strategy of the home side was to control the pace of the match with a playmaking style of football, while the strategy of the away side was a bit risky and reliant on solid defending to take the ball off the opponent and to make a fast-break.
Nigeria – Iran 0-0
A first draw in the world cup after 12 matches where we only have winners finaly there was a game that both teams split the points and we witnessed a goaless draw.
The fans have been presented with a view of an unattractive game today, with barely any exciting moments to stir their interest. We have witnessed a quite balanced game. The hosts displayed good teamplay with a lot of passes. The visiting side patiently waited on their own half to take the ball off the opponent and to hit them on the break.
Nigeria started as a favourite and they ve proved to be one having the ball in possession for 63% of the time of the game.In the 9th minute first chance Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria) finds himself in a great opportunity! He unleashed a shot from the edge of the box, which whizzed just wide of the left post!
In 34th minute first chance for Iran.Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran) peeled away from his marker and got on the end of the resulting corner, but he sends his header straight at the goalkeeper and this was pretty much from the first half.
In 76th minute Alireza Haghighi (Iran) gets a well deserved ovation! He pulls off a remarkable save to block a long-range effort from Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria), aimed low to the middle of the target. Nice piece of goalkeeping skills.That was pretty much of the game.0-0.
Last game for today is the second game from group G between Ghana and USA