MX23RW : Monday, July 23 15:39:02
Jun 16, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Germany
4-0
Portugal
Muller (11' pen., 45', 78'), Hummels (31')
FT(HT: 3-0)

Pereira (10')
Pepe (36')

Joachim Low: 'We kept Cristiano Ronaldo quiet'

Joachim Low praises Germany for keeping Cristiano Ronaldo quiet in their 4-0 win over Portugal on Monday.

Germany manager Joachim Low has praised his players for handling the threat posed by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 4-0 victory over Portugal on Monday.

Ronaldo struggled to stamp his authority on the match as Portugal began their Group G campaign with a crushing defeat, but Low was keen to focus on his own side's defensive achievements after the game.

"The team played well and didn't let Portugal have many chances," the 54-year-old told reporters.

"We played at high pace in the first half to get our chances. It's important to prevent Ronaldo from getting a run going because he's very dangerous then."

Germany meet Ghana in their second fixture on Saturday evening.

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Thomas Muller celebrates scoring his hattrick for Germany in their World Cup opening game against Portugal on June 16, 2014.
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