Relive every goal of Germany’s road to the 2014 World Cup final with this highlights compilation, starting with their impressive 4-0 domination of Portugal to open group play.
Group stage match #1: 4-0 over Portugal (Click “play video” below to watch)Match notes:
-Müller hat trick.
-Portugal’s worst ever WC loss.
-Germany’s 7th straight world cup opening match win.
Group stage match #2: 2-2 draw with Ghana Match notes:
-Germany comes back after falling behind 2-1.
-Klose scores 15th world cup goal, drawing even with Ronaldo as all-time leader.
Group stage match #3: 1-0 over United States Match notes:
-Müller scores winning goal in 55’.
-Germany wins group, USA finishes second and also advances to knockout stage.
Round of 16: 2-1 over Algeria
-After a goalless 90 minutes, Germany opened the scoring two minutes into extra time.
-Algeria’s goal, timed at 120 minutes and 51 seconds, was the latest goal in World Cup history.
Quarterfinals: 1-0 over France Match notes:
-This was the 4th World Cup meeting between the two sides.
-Germany became the first team to reach four straight World Cup semi-finals.
Semifinals: 7-1 over Brazil
-Klose’s goal made him the all-time top scorer in World Cup finals tournaments.
-The loss broke Brazil’s 62-match home unbeaten streak going back to 1975.
-Germany scored four of their seven goals in a six-minute stretch.
Finals: 1-0 over Argentina
-Mario Götze scores winning goal in 113′.
-Germany are World Cup champions for the fourth time.