The latest match on Thursday saw the US face defeat from Germany with a 0-1 score. 54 minutes were down,when Thomas Muller scored a goal that had Germany emerge at the top in Group G. The USA team secured a spot in the next round as well, courtesy the Portugal-Ghana match where Portugal won with a 2-1, in the same group. Both Ghana and Portugal were eliminated, making its easy for the USA team. Germany clinched the top spot with a draw and two wins, garnering seven points. Both teams were aware even before the kickoff that a draw would let them advance to the next round. The match had Joachim Loew, the German coach face-off against Jurgen Klinsmann, a predecessor and a friend who handles the team from the US.
Portugal-Ghana match ends in 2-1
Real Madrid player, Christiano Ronaldo, managed to score the winning goal for Portugal against Ghana in Thursday’s match. The first half saw Ghana fall behind due to its own goal during the 31st minute. While it tried making a comeback during the next half, its morale was dented by a 80th minute goal by Portugal.
German team makes impressive show against the US
The German team launched a relentless attack in Thursday’s mach despite the fact that they merely needed to pass around the ball through 90 minutes. Many are pegging down Germany as a favorite amongst the contenders for the 2014 World Cup, as they are playing a strong game on the pitch’s both sides. While this certainly wasn’t one of the best performances of the US team in the World Cup, it will not matter as the team has already made it through to the round of 16.
This is Thomas Mueller’s fourth goal in this year’s tournament that came right after a save from Howard which fell tight by the striker’s feet. The goal leaves the 24 year-old footballer merely six goals away from the scoring record that is held by Brazil’s Ronaldo and Miroslav Klose, a fellow-teammate.
Germany, Netherlands and Belgium are among the undefeated teams so far.
Germany controlled the ball possession for the most part in the high tempo game, which dropped by quite a few notches when US took over the possession. There were two instances where the US team had an opportunity to equalize the score. The round of 16 kicks off this Saturday. The US team has its next match lined up against Belgium who lead Group H.