Wednesday 18 June 2014


The German Machine as they are usually called, are all out with furious, agility and skills to shut the mouth of the world best player (Rolando) and his team mates in a match that produced a recording breaking defeat on Portugal.

Before the beginning of the World Cup, Germany announced that they will be at the world cup with single striker in the person of Thomas Müller, the pundits and other sport analysts were all shocked with this selection. However, yesterday game against Portugal proved that the German Machine had mastered the game of football to the understanding that its not by having three or more strikers on field that produces victory but understanding what it takes to produce results as a team and as a prolific striker.

Thomas Müller had four chances against Portugal and scored the first hat trick of the tournament leaving the acclaimed World Best player peripatetic all over the field. With reference to the last World Cup in South Africa (2010), Thomas Müller was the leading scorer of the tournament with five goals and now added three more goals to his tally in World Cup.

The defeat of Portuguese team could also be as a result of the irrational behaviour by Pepe who was sent-off for his headbutt on a German player after committing an offense that could only be penalized with a yellow card.
According to Joachim Löw (Germany Coach) on Müller: “He has an instinct for creating dangerous situations for opponents and he scores in situations where you don’t expect it. On the pitch he is difficult for opponents to read, and he is certainly very unpredictable.”

While Paulo Bento, the Portugal coach, was not convinced it was a sending-off that ruins their game against German. He said it was one of two first-half decisions by the match officials that hurt his team, the other being the penalty after 12 minutes with which Müller opened the scoring.

I believe there are more upsets yet to be unleashed in this World Cup either you have the best players or lowly rated players. Countries and their fans should just keep their fingers crossed for the unimaginable. 

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