A lot of us cried “doom and gloom”; a lot of us thought it was over for Germany after a deflating performance against France in their Euro 2020 opener. Yet, today, the attack was inspired, the play was joyful, the defense was shaky and Germany won. It wasn’t a last second free kick from Toni Kroos; it wasn’t a lucky goal; they deserved the victory.
With Hungary taking a point against France today, every team is alive going into the final matchday; all Germany has to do (no easy task) is to beat Hungary on the final day and they will qualify; in fact, if Portugal beats France on the final day and Germany beats Hungary, Germany will finish top.
Hungary was supposed to be out of it all as was Germany; but both are alive and kicking ahead of the last day of this group on Wednesday, 06/23. The deciders promise to be breathtaking; this game for me, was the best game of this tournament.
Portugal 2 - 4 Germany
Portugal goals: Cristiano Ronaldo 15’, Diogo Jota 67’
Germany goals: Ruben Dias o.g. 35’, Raphael Guerreiro o.g. 39’, Kai Havertz 51’, Robin Gosens 60’
Portugal: 42.4%, 7 SOG
Germany: 57.6%, 12 SOG
Stats courtesy whoscored.com
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