A Hummels header and MA?ller hat-trick completed Germany's 4-0 mauling of Portugal. Here are five tactical takeaways from a dominant performance by the Germans.
Will the Dutchman herald in a new era at Old Trafford?
Borrusia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has said that he would love for Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa to return to the German club.
Is Boateng/Mertesacker the right CB pairing for Germany going into Brazil 2014? What is to become of Mats Hummels in the national team?
Germany have kick-started its campaign of World Cup qualification with a 3-0 victory at home against the Faroe Islands followed by a 2-1 triumph away in Austria. TheHardTackle delves into the weaknesses of the German game.
Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels has evolved into one of the finest modern day defenders. Here TheHardTackle, takes a look at the evolution of his defensive career.
TheHardTackle analyses how Germany fared in the recent International break - from a tactical change to the emergence of Andre Schürrle and Mario Götze.
Last year's double winner Bayern Munich is currently struggling in the midtable. Borussia Dortmund is the new autumn champions of Bundesliga. Can Bayern still be considered as a better team than The Borussians?