European Championship defending champions Portugal will continue the defence of their title this Saturday as they play Germany in their second Group F match.
Stadium: Allianz Arena (Munich)
Portugal are now unbeaten in seven games. They have now extended their unbeaten run in this competition to 12 fixtures (W5, D7 – 90 minutes).
Cristiano Ronaldo became the European Championship’s all-time top scorer when he scored a brace against Hungary. He now has scored 11 goals.
Germany have won one of their last four games (D1, L2). They have won their last four competitive games with Portugal
Germany’s Thomas Müller is still waiting for his first Euro goal but scored a hat-trick against Portugal at the 2014 World Cup.
Head to Head
Germany 10 wins; 5 draws; Portugal 3 wins; Germany scored 29 goals against 16 by Portugal (in total of 18 matches)
Portugal: WDWDWW (Goals for 13, Goals against 3)
Germany: WWLDWL (Goals for 13, Goals against 5)
A big win over Hungary in their first match of the European Championship means that Portugal enters the second round of group games at the top of Group F.
Although they waited till after the 80th minute to score their first goal, they played better than Hungary and deserved their win. The win means that six of Portugal’s last eight goals have come in the 80th minute or later.
But Germany offers a different threat and are still considered a good side despite their recent poor form. And so Cristiano Ronaldo and co. will know that they cannot underestimate them.
Meanwhile, they can book a place in the next round with a win in this tie and will aim to pick up their first win over Germany in the European Championship since beating them 3-0 in Euro 2000.
Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, Danilo Pereira, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Diogo Jota, Cristiano Ronaldo
Germany’s first game in a major tournament since their embarrassing exit in the 2018 World Cup ended in heartbreak as they were beaten by France in their opening fixture. The loss was their first opening day group stage defeat in this competition with the own goal scored by Mats Hummels, Germany’s first in a major final since 1978.
The 2014 World Cup winners are alongside Spain, the most successful team in the European Championship but are facing the prospect of early elimination should they lose again in their second group game.
They are now looking to avoid another disappointing end to a major tournament and will hope to pick up their first win in this tie. Should they win here, it will mean that they can go into their last match with Hungary with the possibility of progressing if they win.
But a loss will end their participation in the European Championship this year.
Manuel Neuer; Matthias Ginter, Mats Hummels, Antonio Rudiger; Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos, Ilkay Gundogan, Robin Gosens; Kai Havertz, Thomas Muller; Serge Gnabry.
Portugal : Draw : Germany :: 3.25 : 3.40 : 2.25
Portugal 2-1 Germany