Portugal implodes in first group-of-death match
This was one of the marquee match-ups of the much-talked Group G and the entire first round. It ended up being an awful afternoon for Portugal—a red card, an injury to one of it’s star players—and easy win for the Germans. Here are our favorite GIFs.
Hey, Cristano! Can I be your ballboy? http://soccer.fusion.tv/2014/06/13/oh-cristiano-the-music-video/
Rui Patrício’s back-pass gifts Khedira a chance, but the goal was just too open for little Sami.
Goetze is pulled down in the box.
Poker-face Paolo Bento is nervous.
Boateng Body Block, son!
In the pre-headbutt era, this happened. It made it 2-0.
As if Portugal wasn’t up against it already, Pepe ends Portugal’s hopes.
If the first goal was a nail in the coffin, the second was a 20-foot-deep hole in the ground. The Pepe red card was a ton of concrete poured into that hole and the third goal a…just more concrete. Here’s that third goal.
Get your act together, Portugal.
Coentrão’s day, possibly World Cup, comes to an end.
Cristiano Ronaldo tantrum.
After Patricio spills a cross/shot, Mueller completes his hat-trick.
When a one-man wall is enough to deny Ronaldo, it’s not going to be a good day for Portugal.