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Germany and Portugal clash in Group G showpiece

Germany and Portugal clash in Group G showpiece

Group G heavyweights Germany and Portugal will trade blows in the blazing midday heat of Salvador on Monday with goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo fit to take on the three-time World Cup winners. Portugal talisman Ronaldo's participation had been in doubt after struggling with tendinosis in his left knee. Germany, second in FIFA's world rankings behind Spain, will be at full strength after several key players, including keeper Manuel Neuer and captain Philipp Lahm, recovered from injuries. In the other Group G match, the…