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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Joachim Löw: 'We will need to bring something new to our game'

By Rune Gjerulff

Joachim Löw says Germany must create more chances on goal against Portugal.

Joachim Löw.
Joachim Löw.

Germany coach Joachim Löw has shared his thoughts on tonight's Euro 2020 clash with Portugal.


Löw was pleased with his side's defensive display in Tuesday's 1-0 opening defeat to France, but sees room for improvement in the attacking department.

"We were all disappointed on Tuesday evening after an unlucky own goal cost us the game. But we thoroughly analyzed the game and paid attention to what we would need to do differently against Portugal," said Löw at the pre-match press conference and added:

"We did well defensively against France, but failed to create enough chances on goal. We're optimistic that things will go better against Portugal. We're focused on the game and are confident that we will be able to take home a positive result.

"Tactically, we will need to bring something new to our game, especially in attack. We need to react differently in certain situations and look for other gaps to exploit. These tactical changes have nothing to do with the formation.

"Every player is able to make these adjustments no matter what position they are playing. We were well organized in defense, so we're not planning any massive tactical changes there."

The game will take place at Allianz Arena in Munich tonight at 18 CET.


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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