Hugo Almeida Injured: Portugal Forward Leaves World Cup Match With Injury; Eder In

Hugo Almeida left the Portugal-Germany World Cup match on Monday with an apparent injury.

He was taken out about 27 minutes into the game. 

He was helped to the sideline as Eder came in as his substitution.

The nature of the injury wasn’t immediately clear.

See an Associated Press story from before the match below.

Ronaldo starts for Portugal against Germany 

SALVADOR, Brazil—Cristiano Ronaldo is in the starting lineup for Portugal’s World Cup opener against Germany on Monday.

The star striker has been bothered by a left-knee injury but declared himself fit and ready the day before the match. Nani was also in the starting lineup as the second forward.

Germany was to begin the match without a classic striker, with record-chasing World Cup scorer Miroslav Klose on the bench. Lukas Podolski was also on the bench.

The Germans used four central defenders as their back four, without a true fullback.

Germany’s attack featured three attacking midfielders in Thomas Mueller, Mesut Ozil and Mario Goetze, with Philipp Lahm in a defensive midfield role.

Lineups:

Germany: Manuel Neuer; Jerome Boateng, Per Mertesacker, Mats Hummels, Benedikt Hoewedes, Sami Khedira, Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, Mesut Ozil, Mario Goetze.

Portugal: Rui Patricio; Joao Pereira, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Miguel Veloso, Fabio Coentrao, Raul Meireles, Joao Moutinho, Nani, Hugo Almeida, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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