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: Portugal penalty leads to German goal from Thomas Müller (GIF)


Germany and Portugal are squaring off in one of the biggest games of the 2014 World Cup so far. This game would have huge ramifications on the Group G table and which two teams advance from the “Group of Death.”

Continuing a theme of the 2014 World Cup, there was a goal from a penalty though this one wasn’t as controversial as some of other penalty calls. Mario Götze was making his way into the box with ball when João Pereira was getting physical with him as he contested for the ball. He tried to get his right foot in front of Götze but failed to do so and began to fall. It looked like Götze was going to continue towards goal but Pereira reached out and grabbed him and Götze went to the ground.

Pereira was also shown a yellow card for the foul. It puts Portugal in a 1-0 hole early in the game.

Portugal penalty

Thomas Müller stepped up to the spot and converted the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Muller PK

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