Thomas Müller Goal Today: Watch Video of German Player Getting Hat Trick During World Cup

Thomas Müller scored the first goal of the Germany-Portugal game on Monday.

Muller had a penalty kick and delivered it to the left side of the net, just past Rui Patricio’s outstretched hands.

Muller later scored another goal, hitting the ball so hard that it bounced off of Patricio and went into the net.

Mat Hammels also scored, putting Germany up 3-0 just before the half.

Muller also scored in the second half at the 78th minute.

Muller was the top scorer in the 2010 World Cup, with five goals and three assists.

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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