Germany vs. USA: Goals, Highlights from Group G Match

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJune 26, 2014

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Germany finished atop Group G after defeating the United States 1-0 behind a sole strike from Thomas Muller. 

The Americans still advance to the knockout stages thanks to a superior goal differential to Portugal, who are level on points at four. 

Muller finally had the breakthrough for the Germans, as Thomas Muller struck from long range in the 54th minute. 

Fantastic goal by Müller! #GER 1-0 #USA https://t.co/kpS3mGaacn

— Football Vines (@FootballVines) June 26, 2014

The Germans largely controlled the opening portions of the match, dominating possession for long periods. 

Graham Zusi had the Americans' best chance, narrowly firing over the target in the 22nd minute. 

 

#Brasil2014 Aquí el disparo de Zusi que pasó cerca del arco alemán #USA 0-0 #GER https://t.co/Ve7h0DIJXx

— Hinchas y Futbol (@FutboleHinchas) June 26, 2014

 

In the 31st minute, Jermaine Jones was taken out by the referee, of all people. 

Out of the way, ref. https://t.co/NLdCdORFxw

— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) June 26, 2014

Tim Howard did fine work to keep the match scoreless in the 37th minute. 

Here is that Tim Howard save. #USA https://t.co/5KGecM3bCv

— World Soccer Talk (@worldsoccertalk) June 26, 2014