Portugal VS Germany LIVE Football Match Score June 6/19/2021
Euro 2020’s group of death will see reigning champs Portugal face Germany on Saturday in Group F action. Portugal entered the day in first place thanks to the 3-0 win over Hungary, though the team scored all the goals after the 80th minute, with Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing two. Germany are still looking for their first win in the competition after losing to France, though that came on an own goal.
Defensively the team was quite good, but they certainly cannot leave it late against the Germans or they may just pay the price. Portugal should see their possession of 70 percent drop dramatically against the structured and disciplined Germans, and the key will be to use that speed they have to get forward on the counter. But will Diogo Jota start? The Liverpool man was absolutely awful in the opener, missing numerous key chances, failing to deliver the key pass when needed while also displaying a horrendous touch.
However, Raphael Guerreiro made the breakthrough in the 84th minute of the contest before Cristiano Ronaldo came up with a late double – one of which was from the penalty spot – to make it a three-goal success for Portugal and ensure that he would become the all-time leading goalscorer in European Championship history.
Santos’s side will head into Saturday’s clash knowing that a win would book their spot in the last-16 stage of the competition, while they would confirm a position in the top two if they triumph and Hungary do not overcome France in Group F’s other contest on the same night.
A Selecao have a strong overall record in this competition, reaching the semi-finals in 1984, 2000 and 2012, while they were present in the final eight of Euro 1996 and Euro 2008. Portugal were also runners-up on home soil at Euro 2004 and are, of course, the holders, having beaten France 1-0 in the final of Euro 2016.
Santos’s team are now on a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions, but they have lost each of their last four international fixtures with Germany, including a 4-0 defeat when the two teams last locked horns at the 2014 World Cup.