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UEFA Euro 2020 Highlights: Germany turn up the heat with 4-2 win over Portugal

UEFA Euro 2020, Portugal vs Germany Highlights: Two own goals, a tap-in by Kai Havertz and a header by Robin Gosens helped Germany register their first win of the tournament against the holders.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 19, 2021 11:50:28 pm
UEFA Euro 2020, Portugal vs Germany Highlights.

UEFA Euro 2020, Portugal vs Germany Highlights: Joachim Low’s Germany registered their first win of the tournament as they beat holders Portugal 4-2 in an entertaining affair at the Allianz Arena in Munich in a Group F contest on Saturday.

The holders had a testing opener against Hungary before eventually emerging 3-0 winners, while Germany were beaten 1-0 by FIFA 2018 World Cup winners France, courtesy of a Mats Hummels own goal. But the three-time European Championship winners marked a statement win, scoring four goals in front of a roaring home crowd. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring within 15 minutes before two own goals from Ruben Dias and Raphael Guerreiro put Germany in front. In the second half, Kai Havertz and Robin Gosens made it 4-1 before Diogo Jota pulled one back for Portugal in the 67th minute.

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UEFA Euro 2020, Portugal vs Germany Highlights:

23:23 (IST)19 Jun 2021
FT: Portugal 2-4 Germany

And that's that! Plenty of goals, plenty of fight, plenty of yellow cards and loads of other action, ranging from own goals to disallowed ones to woodworks. Germany, in the end, win 4-2 owing to two OGs and goals by Havertz and Gosens. Portugal relied on their counter-attacking style but their lapse in concentration at the back cost them the match. Both the teams now have 3 points!

23:12 (IST)19 Jun 2021
83' Portugal bring on a striker

Andre Silva comes on in place of Jota. The Eintracht Frankfurt striker has scored 28 goals this season. Can he change things?

23:07 (IST)19 Jun 2021

After Ginter's shown the yellow card, Portugal get a corner. Off the set-piece, Renato Sanches just unleashes a powerful shot from outside the box but it rattles the left post and rebounds back to the centre of the park. Neuer hadn't even moved... 

23:02 (IST)19 Jun 2021
73' Germany make two changes

Sule and Goretzka come on in place of Havertz and Gundogan. Into the final 20 minutes now...

22:55 (IST)19 Jun 2021

What a wild ride! It's 4-2 now, but it's a soft goal to concede from Germany's perspective. Moutinho crosses the ball from an indirect free-kick... Ronaldo keeps it in play, lofts it up and Jota's there to turn it in. An easy goal as Germany's defence was left standing.

22:53 (IST)19 Jun 2021
65' Changes galore for both sides

Halstenberg and Can comes on for Germany. On the other hand, Rafa Silva, Moutinho replace Fernandes, Carvalho.

22:49 (IST)19 Jun 2021

It's four now! Denied in the first half, but not this time! The Germany left-back heads the ball in from a looping Kimmich cross. Patricio just hopeless much like the rest of his team. Halstenberg replaces Gosens afterwards... Can comes on too.

22:39 (IST)19 Jun 2021

Another Gosens cross and Germany score again! Germany shift the play from right to left through a series of small passes and Gosens suddenly finds himself in acres of space. He plays a low cross and Havertz turns it in! Easy goal. Germany brilliant!

22:34 (IST)19 Jun 2021
Back underway!

Ronaldo sets the ball rolling and we're back underway. Meanwhile, Renato Sanches is on for Bernardo Silva. 

22:18 (IST)19 Jun 2021
HT: Portugal 1-2 Germany

A scintillating half of football comes to an end! A disallowed goal, a lightning-fast counter-attack, an inevitable Ronaldo goal and then two own goals at the other end. Germany have been the better team here.. evident from that late Gnabry chance!

22:09 (IST)19 Jun 2021

Germany in front! Two calamities for Portugal in quick succession as Guerreiro puts the ball in his own net! Another attack from the left side, Gosens puts the ball inside the box... and it finds its way to Havertz but Patricio palms it away. Kimmich is quick to react and he just squares the ball... which is then turned in by a rushing Guerreiro. Germany have turned the game around its head!

22:05 (IST)19 Jun 2021

Germany never stopped attacking and they've finally reaped their reward! Dias put the ball into his own net but the buildup deserves credit. A nice ball from the right finds Gosens whose cross-shot was aimed at Havertz. Dias went in there first and unlucky!

21:55 (IST)19 Jun 2021
25' End-to-end stuff in Munich

Both Portugal and Germany are attacking in free flow now, although the scales have tipped a bit now. Dias tried to cushion a header towards the opposition goal but to no avail. On the other hand, Germany are trying to build their play from the back unlike Portugal.

21:45 (IST)19 Jun 2021

First attack and a goal! Portugal are in front after their first foray into the opposition box! Kroos' corner at the other end is cleared away, the ball is picked up by Bernardo Silva who then switches the play from right to left. Jota chests the ball down, enters the box, draws Neuer out of his line and then squares it to Ronaldo to his right... and then a simple tap-in! Lethal counter-attack!

21:40 (IST)19 Jun 2021
10' Germany come close yet again

Germany are hounding Portugal right now! Wave after wave after wave... Havertz picks the ball just outside the box and unleashes a left-footed daisy-cutter but it's saved by Patricio! Gnabry tries to make something from the rebound but it's cleared out!

21:35 (IST)19 Jun 2021

Germany thought they had taken an early lead, but it's ruled out because of a handball by Muller in the buildup. A Kimmich cross was turned in by a rushing Gosens from the left-side but in the end, it's chalked out. Bright start by Low's men though!

21:30 (IST)19 Jun 2021

And here we go! Gnabry sets the ball rolling in front of a sparsely-filled Allianz Arena...

21:15 (IST)19 Jun 2021
Germany have upperhand in head-to-head record

Although Portugal are considered to be the favourites tonight with a potent attack spearheaded by the timeless talent of Cristiano Ronaldo, the recent head-to-head record suggests otherwise. Germany have won each of their last four matches against Portugal.

21:05 (IST)19 Jun 2021
What's the starting lineup of Germany?
21:05 (IST)19 Jun 2021
What's the starting lineup of Portugal?
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