Germany 4 Portugal 0 player ratings: How did Cristiano Ronaldo perform?

A look at the individual performances at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador

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It was billed as Cristiano Ronaldo versus Germany, but this game was more Thomas Mueller v Portugal.

The Germany striker scored the first hat-trick of the World Cup as Germany ran out easy winners at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

Mueller opened the scoring from the spot after a dubious penalty was awarded before Mats Hummels added a second.

The game as a contest was over after 37 minutes when Portugal defender Pepe was shown a red card for a daft altercation with Mueller.

And if there was any doubt over who would win this Group G meeting, it was ended when Mueller scored his second just before the break.

Germany took their foot off the gas in the second half, yet still could have had many more goals. Perhaps Mueller was more desperate than the rest as it was he who did find the back of the net in the second half and with it claimed his hat-trick.


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