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2216: GOAL! Germany 1, Portugal 0. At last the deadlock is broken, Mario Gomez heading in from 12 yards.

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2209: Chance for Ronaldo as he is played in on goal and seems set to open the scoring until Jerome Boateng does really well to get across and make a fantastic block. The German hurt himself doing that but it almost definitely prevented a goal.

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2207: An hour has passed here and it is still 0-0. Joachim Loew might be tempted to bring on Miroslov Klose for some extra attacking impetus. Fabio Coentrao is booked for a late tackle on Bastian Schweinsteiger; Joao Moutinho is down and in some pain after being caught on the foot by Sami Khedira. He limps off for some treatment but should be fine to continue.

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2200: Oezil tricks his way into the penalty area and finds Lukas Podolski but Podolski gets the ball caught up in his feet and knocks it out for a goal kick. That looked like it could have been promising for Germany.

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2159: Portugal should look to exploit Boateng through Ronaldo at every opportunity. Boateng looks at a loss as to how to deal with him and you can’t help but feel that if Portugal score, it will come through an attack down the left hand side.

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2152: The Germans start the second half and force an early corner. Podolski and then Khedira have a go but the latter’s effort is deflected into the path of Mueller. He attempts to play the ball into the six yard area but an outstretched leg from Raul Meireles sees it out for a corner that comes to nothing. Nani then forces a corner after skipping past Philipp Lahm with alarming ease. His cross is headed out by Mats Hummels and Manuel Neuer punches the corner to safety.

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2135: A quiet first half in a game that promised so much before kick-off. Portugal proving difficult to break down for a German side that seems happier to keep the ball than attack. The biggest talking point will be Pepe’s strike that hit the underside of the bar before bouncing on the line, which is the closest we have come to a goal.

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2134: simonhaydon: That’s why the new extra assistants are there. Great call as Pepe shot bounces down onto German goal line. Two assistants to help ref. (via Twitter).

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