Germany player ratings v Portugal: Arsenal defender shines

Thomas Muller Germany

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker was a rock at the back as Germany coasted to a 4-0 win over Group G rivals Portugal.

Germany player ratings

Manuel Neuer 7 - Wasn’t called upon much but did make some great saves, Ronaldo’s free-kick towards the end for one.

Jerome Boateng 6 - Had a pretty quiet game and didn’t have too many touches on the ball.

Mats Hummels 8 - Showed exactly why he is a very sought-after defender right now, extremely solid at the back and contributed with a great goal.

Per Mertesacker 7 - Very solid game from the Arsenal man and, more importantly, no mistakes.

Benedikt Howedes 6 - Much like Boateng, was never really called into serious action, but worked well to keep the clean sheet.

Philipp Lahm 7 - Played well and captained the side excellently playing from the anchor role.

Sami Khedira 8 - Looked like he had never spent most of the season injured, excellent performance dominating midfield.

Toni Kroos 7 - Part of that midfield dynamo and played a vital cog in a very well oiled machine.

Thomas Muller 9 - Two tales for this man. Over-acting was nothing to be proud of, but his hat-trick showed how really good this man is.

Mesut Ozil 6 - Didn’t impose himself throughout the game and went missing a lot.

Mario Gotze 8 - A great performance, showed pace and enthusiasm. Won the penalty to start the onslaught.

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