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)

Germany come from behind to beat Portugal in goal fest

By Rune Gjerulff

Germany recovered from a one-goal deficit to stun Portugal 4-2 at Allianz Arena.

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Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Germany came from behind to beat Portugal 4-2 in their second Euro 2020 group stage game.

Both teams named unchanged line-ups for the game at Allianz Arena in Munich, which saw Germany begin on the front foot.

Robin Gosens had the ball in the net after just six minutes, but the goal was ruled out after Serge Gnabry was adjudged to be offside in the build-up.

Then, against the run of play, Portugal took the lead, hitting Germany on the counter. Bernardo Silva picked out Diogo Jota in the area, and he slid the ball across goal for Cristiano Ronaldo – who else – to put Portugal ahead.

With 35 minutes played, Germany got the leveller thanks to a Portuguese boot. Robin Gosens sent a low cross for Kai Havertz that Ruben Dias ended up putting into his own net.

Joachim Löw's troops went on to grab the lead four minutes later after another own goal as Raphael Guerreiro diverted the ball into his own goal after a cutback from Joshua Kimmich.

Germany picked up where they left off after the break, making it 3-1 five minutes into the second half through Kai Havertz, who tapped home after a low cross from Gosens.

Gosens then got on the scoresheet himself just around the hour mark, heading in a cross from Joshua Kimmich.

Diogo Jota pulled one back in the 66th minute, tapping in at the back post after a free kick, but his goal wasn't enough for Portugal as Germany held on to their 4-2 lead.

Thanks to their win, Germany climb to second place in Group F with three points, one point behind France. Portugal sit third, level on points with Germany, while Hungary are rock bottom with one point.

1Rui Patrício
2Nélson Semedo
4Rúben Dias
5Raphaël Guerreiro
13Danilo Pereira
10Bernardo Silva ↩46
11Bruno Fernandes ↩64
14William Carvalho ↩58
21Diogo Jota ↩83
7Cristiano Ronaldo (C)
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
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
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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