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Portugal vs Germany Live Score and commentary, Rio Olympics 2016 football

Portugal 0-4 Germany (Gnabry 45+1', Ginter 57', Selke 75', Max 87')
Updated: 13 August 2016 23:35 IST - Published: 13 August 2016 20:01 IST
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Portugal 0-4 Germany

Germany knocked Portugal out of the competition with a convincing four goal victory. Serge Gnabry scored the first of the night at the very death of the first half to let the Germans go into the break with a lead. Matthias Ginter then doubled their advantage with a headed goal from a Julian Brandt corner at 57 minutes. Davie Selke put the result beyond any doubt when he slotted his shot past Varela with fifteen minutes remaining. Phillip Max then put the icing on the cake with a goal in the 87th minute after coming off the bench for Gnabry.

Die Mannschaft will face either Nigeria or Denmark in the semi final, depending on the result of the quarter final game to be played between the two teams. Either way, they will be overwhelming favourites to advance to the final. Host nation Brazil are still in the running, and it will most likely be either the Germans or the Brazilians who go home with gold medals around their necks.

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90+2'  And that's that. The referee has brought the game to an end with a few short blows of the whistle. The Germans will be ecstatic to have qualified for the semi-finals with a quite convincing display against Portugal. They will surely be the favourites to win gold now. Unfortunately for the Portuguese youngsters, they weren't able to emulate the success of their senior squad in the Euros.

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90'  The referee has added 2 minutes of time to be played after the regulation 90.

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87'  That's four for the Germans. Max gets his name on the scoresheet. Brandt played the ball to him just outside the box, and he hit a sweet shot with his left foot, straight into the top right. Varela didn't stand a chance in hell.

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85'  The game seems to have lost its fire. The Portuguese look weary and dejected, as they come to the realisation that they are playing the last minutes of their Olympic campaign.

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82'  Another change for Germany, as Phillip Max replaces Gnabry. Gnabry has been absolutely sensational in the Olympics so far. He picked up his sixth goal in four games today.

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81'  With just ten minutes left, the result is in little doubt. It looks like Die Mannschaft have done enough to go through to the final four of the competition.

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78'  German substitution. Goalscorer Davie Selke makes way for Nils Petersen.

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75' Three goals to the Germans. Max Meyer picked out Selke with a pass on the left of the box, and the striker coolly curled it past a helpless Varela.

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71'  Substitution for Germany. Not surprisingly, Lars Bender comes off. Proemel takes his place.

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69'  Confusion in the German box as Portugal mount an attack. Despite having four men in the box though, the Portuguese were unable to find each other. Another missed opportunity.

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67'  Lars Bender looks to be in great discomfort as he limps and clutches his ankle. He hasn't been having a good day in terms of picking up knocks.

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66'  Portugal have just had the one shot on target so far, whereas Germany have tested the keeper 7 times.

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64'  Germany have all their players in their own half for now, as they look to protect their lead.

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60'  Portugal have a lot to do to turn it around now. 2 goals down with half an hour remaining.

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57'  Goal! Germany take a two goal lead. Brandt whipped the ball in from a corner and Ginter got his head to it to beat Varela.

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56'  Another German attack. Gnabry makes his way into the box and toes a shot at goal, but Varela was to make a block.

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54'  What a chance for Germany! Julian Brandt made a weaving run all the way into the box. He played an angled ball back as Varela charged towards him, and Selke took a shot at the open goal, but a defender was able to get a block in just in time.

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52'  A great chance for Portugal goes amiss. Bruno Fernandes got his head to a cross in the German penalty area and tried to play it on for a teammate, but it rolled out harmlessly. He should've gone for the shot with a header.

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50'  Max Meyer picks up a yellow card for a poor tackle on Fernandes.

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46'  There's a break in play as Ramos and Sven Bender are both hurt. Bender stuck his foot out for a late challenge on the Portuguese, and was booked for the foul.

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45'  We're back for the second half. Portugal get us underway from kick-off as the ref blows his whistle.

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45+1'  The ref has blown for half time. It was a tightly contested first half with both teams playing well, but the goal for Germany on the stroke of half time will give them a huge boost. Serge Gnabry has been in sensational form for the Germans. Portugal are unfortunate to go into half time a goal behind, but they'll have to turn it around in the second half if they want to go through to the semi final.

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