Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova - Salvador, Bahia- 16 June, 2014- Group G - 17.00 UK KO
Eager to grab maximum points from their first group fixture, both sides immediately put on an aggressive effort since kick off.
After creating several chances, it was Germany that got themselves in front thanks to a penalty effort from Thomas Muller on 12 minutes.
Things continue to get better for Joachim Loew's men as they manage do double their lead on 32 minutes from Mats Hummels' header.
Keen on getting back on level terms, Portugal found themselves in an even worse situation when they were forced to play with only 10 men with the sending off for Pepe.
Germany took full advantage of that situation as they added two more goals in that match, which were all scored by Thomas Muller, who marked his World Cup opener with a hat-trick.
Germany 4-0 Portugal (Group G):
12' (pen.) Thomas Mueller 1-0 // 32' Mats Hummels 2-0 // 45' Thomas Mueller 3-0 // 78' Thomas Mueller 4-0
Germany starting lineup vs Portugal 2014:- Neuer, Boateng, Mertesacker, Hummels, Howedes, Lahm, Khedira, Kroos, Ozil, Muller, Gotze
Portugal starting XI vs Germany 2014:- Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Fabio Coentrao, Veloso, Joao Moutinho, Meireles, Nani, Almeida, Ronaldo