Portugal - Germany

Europe: European Championship
Portugal C. Ronaldo (15), D. Jota (67)
Allianz Arena2-4Attendance: 12.926
Germany R. Dias (35), R. Guerreiro (39), K. Havertz (51), R. Gosens (60)
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Predicted lineups

How Germany could line up against Portugal

By Rune Gjerulff

We take a look at Germany's predicted line up to face Portugal.

Joshua Kimmich has said he prefers to play in the middle of the park, but was deployed as a right wing-back against France.
Joshua Kimmich has said he prefers to play in the middle of the park, but was deployed as a right wing-back against France.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0

After losing 0-1 to reigning world champions France in their Euro 2020 opener, Germany will be hoping to bounce back on Saturday against Portugal, who currently lead the group after beating Hungary 3-0 in their first game.




Jonas Hofmann and Lukas Klostermann are expected to miss out due to injuries, but Germany coach Joachim Löw should otherwise have a full squad at his disposal.

Leon Goretzka should come back into the squad after recovering from a muscle issue, but he might not be deemed fit enough to start.

Following Germany's defeat to France, Löw has faced criticism for his decision to field a 3-4-3 with Joshua Kimmich playing as a right wing-back instead of in a middle, with many calling for him to revert to a back four.

However, German football magazine Kicker has tipped him to stick with the three-man defense he employed against France and in the two warm-up friendlies against Denmark and Latvia.




With Klostermann likely to be out, Matthias Ginter or Niklas Süle could play on the right side of defence if Löw decides to move Kimmich to central midfield.

Up front, Leroy Sané is pushing to come into the starting eleven at the expense of Kai Havertz.

Scroll down to check out our predicted line-ups.


Portugal
(4-1-4-1)
1Rui Patrício
2Nélson Semedo
3Pepe
4Rúben Dias
5Raphaël Guerreiro
13Danilo Pereira
10Bernardo Silva ↩46
11Bruno Fernandes ↩64
14William Carvalho ↩58
21Diogo Jota ↩83
7Cristiano Ronaldo (C)
Bench
12Anthony Lopes
22Rui Silva
9André Silva ↪83
15Rafa Silva ↪58
17Gonçalo Guedes
6José Fonte
20Diogo Dalot
8João Moutinho ↪64
16Renato Sanches ↪46
18Rúben Neves
19Pedro Gonçalves
26João Palhinha
Germany
(3-4-2-1)
1Manuel Neuer (C)
4Matthias Ginter
5Mats Hummels ↩62
2Antonio Rüdiger
6Joshua Kimmich
21İlkay Gündoğan ↩73
8Toni Kroos
20Robin Gosens ↩62
25Thomas Müller
7Kai Havertz ↩73
10Serge Gnabry ↩87
Bench
12Bernd Leno
22Kevin Trapp
9Kevin Volland
11Timo Werner
19Leroy Sané ↪87
3Marcel Halstenberg ↪62
15Niklas Süle ↪73
24Robin Koch
26Christian Günter
17Florian Neuhaus
18Leon Goretzka ↪73
23Emre Can ↪62

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