May 29, 2013; Boca Raton, FL, USA; Germany forward Nicolai Muller (left) embraces teammate Kevin Grobkreutz (right) after their game against Ecuador at FAU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

World Cup 2014: Thomas Muller completes hat trick (GIF)


When it rains, it pours and that certainly is the case today for the Portugal national team. In a critical game against Germany, Portugal completely flopped and are simply being outclassed by the Germans.

After being up 3-0 with just over 10 minutes remaining, the Germans decided to put one final nail in the coffin of Portugal by scoring yet another goal to extend the lead to 4-0.

Thomas Müller completed his World Cup hattrick by sinking his third goal of the game off a rebound from the Portugal goal keeper.

Müller’s teammate, André Schürrle attempted a cross from the right side of the pitch into the box when the Portugal keeper swatted it away right into the waiting feet of Müller.

If you happened to have missed the goal, or just want to see it again, check it out in the GIF below:

Muller hatrick

 

The Portugal team has been playing the majority of the game down a man after Pepe was given a red card in the 37th minute.

The win for Germany will be huge for them in the Group G table, which has been given the moniker the “Group of Death”. Portugal must perform better in their next few games in order to survive the group stage or risk elimination.

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