Germany 1-0 USA: Die Mannschaft wins comfortably

USA 0 - 1 Germany

  • 55" Thomas Müller

Ref: Ravshan Irmatov
Attendance: 41,876

Thomas Muller Germany

A Thomas Muller goal in the second half was enough to send Germany through as Group G winners, and will be joined in the next round by USA.

In a competitive first half, both teams created few clear chances in front of goal.

Germany started the stronger of the two sides though, as Joachim Low’s team dominated possession and territory. A Lukas Podolski cross into Thomas Muller was collected by Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard in what was the closest the three time World Champions were to scoring.

Jurgen Klinsman’s USA grew into the match as the half wore on though, but failed to create any clear chances to test Manuel Neuer.

Low looked to attack in the second half, bringing on Klose for Podolski at half time, and it didn’t take long for them to threaten.

On 55 minutes, a Per Mertesacker header was well saved by Howard, but the ball fell to Muller, and the striker powered his strike into the far corner with clinical ease, to give Germany a 1-0 lead.

USA failed to have a sustained period of pressure when it looked like they would equalise, and instead it was Germany who looked like scoring again.

The North Americans’ best chance of an equaliser come in the last minute when a brilliant block from Philip Lahm was followed up by a Clint Dempsey header that went just over, but the scoreline remained 1-0 at full time.

USA will join Germany in the last 16 of the World Cup, and both teams will feel confident of going further as Portugal and Ghana go home from Group G.

Statistics

USA

Germany

Possession

32.9%
67.1%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

USA

  • Tim Howard
  • Omar González
  • DaMarcus Beasley
  • Fabian Johnson
  • Matt Besler
  • Jermaine Jones
  • Kyle Beckerman
  • Brad Davis
  • Michael Bradley
  • Graham Zusi
  • Clint Dempsey

Substitutes

  • John Anthony Brooks
  • Mix Diskerud
  • Aron Jóhannsson
  • Chris Wondolowski
  • Geoff Cameron
  • Timothy Chandler
  • Alejandro Bedoya
  • DeAndre Yedlin
  • Julian Green
  • Nick Rimando
  • Brad Guzan

Germany

  • Manuel Neuer
  • Benedikt Höwedes
  • Mats Hummels
  • Jerome Boateng
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Philipp Lahm
  • Toni Kroos
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Thomas Müller
  • Mesut Özil

Substitutes

  • Sami Khedira
  • Ron-Robert Zieler
  • Matthias Ginter
  • Roman Weidenfeller
  • Erik Durm
  • Christoph Kramer
  • Miroslav Klose
  • André Schürrle
  • Kevin Großkreutz
  • Julian Draxler
  • Shkodran Mustafi
  • Mario Götze

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