The semifinals are set at Euro 2016 following France’s unconvincing 5-2 victory over Iceland in the final quarterfinal match. Portugal will face Wales in Wednesday’s undercard, before France and Germany take the field in Thursday’s main event.
Bayern Munich are the dominant club at the European Championship with eight players still involved in the competition heading into the final two rounds. No other team is even close. The only team without a Bayern player is Wales, so it’s still possible that teams with a Bayern player finished first, second, and third.
Portugal vs. Wales
Renato Sanches has emerged as arguably Portugal’s key player in this tournament. While Cristiano Ronaldo will always be the most important players whenever he is on the field due to his ability to turn a game with a simple flick, Sanches has been the key gear in the Portuguese midfield in their road to the semis. Sanches won’t turn 19 years old until August. The future is bright for the new Bayern signee.
Bayern Munich players: Renato Sanches (Portugal)
France vs. Germany
Seven Bayern players will feature in the “main event” match between France and Germany. One, Kingsley Coman, will have the pressure of a country on his shoulders (along with the rest of his teammates), as France have the expectations of winning this tournament. The rest are flying high with Germany who are coming off of a penalty shootout victory over Italy.
Mats Hummels will be unavailable in the match for the Germans due to a yellow card suspension. However, the rest of the Bayern players could likely find themselves in the starting lineup.
Bayern Munich players: Kingsley Coman (France), Mats Hummels (Germany), Manuel Neuer (Germany), Joshua Kimmich (Germany), Mario Götze (Germany), Jerome Boateng (Germany), Thomas Müller (Germany)