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World Cup: Germany take lead over USA with 55th minute goal by Thomas Muller

Jurgen Klinsmann said the Americans would have to do it the hard way to make it out of the Group of Death.

No kidding.

Germany took a 55th minute lead in their match against the USA on Thursday, with Thomas Muller delivering a curling shot from outside the box that beat Tim Howard, how made the save of the game just moments before.

The USA can still qualify with a loss, but they'll need to rely on goal differential or a draw between Portugal and Ghana.

Germany, meanwhile, clinch the top spot in the group with a victory.