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Low: We Silenced Ronaldo

Germany coach, Joachim Low, was proud of his side’s 4-0 victory against Portugal, and believes they did well to keep Cristiano Ronaldo out of the game.

A hat-trick from Thomas Muller and a header from Mats Hummels gave Germany a comprehensive win, as Low was pleased how his defence nullified Portugal superstar, Ronaldo.

"The team played well and didn't let Portugal have many chances," Low said after the game.

"We played at high pace in the first half to get our chances. It's important to prevent Ronaldo from getting a run going because he's very dangerous then."

Germany was already leading 3-0 at half-time, and Low confirmed that he decided to lower the tempo in the second half due to the challenging weather conditions in Brazil.

"It was a different match in the second half and the aim was to play economically and keep control of the ball," he added.

"We knew it was going to be hot and it might be even hotter in the next two matches. It's very difficult to run and run under these conditions. It only works when you defend together. We needed everyone to work hard together today and to dig deep to overcome the pain."

Germany next faces Ghana on Saturday, June 21.

What did you make of Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance last night? Have your say in the comment section below.

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