Euro 2020 Portugal vs Germany: Ronaldo starts in Saturday's Group F blockbuster; Line-ups and more

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, June 19, 2021, 08:50 PM IST
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Unchanged Germany must come up with an answer to their attacking frustrations as Joachim Low's men face a must-win Group F game against Portugal at Euro 2020 in Munich this evening.

Despite a Mats Hummels own goal costing them against France in a 1-0 defeat to open their tournament, the Germans were solid in defence - but the attack was toothless in Munich versus the world champions.

Low, in his last tournament in charge, was always unlikely to tinker with his three-man backline tonight, but it is a surprise that he has not opted for any changes further forward.

As for Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo found the net twice in a 3-0 late show against Hungary, and they are also unchanged today.

Portugal starting XI: Rui Patrício; Nelson Semedo, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Danilo, William Carvalho; Diogo Jota, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva; Ronaldo

Germany starting XI: Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rüdiger; Kimmich, İlkay Gündoğan, Kroos, Gosens; Havertz, Müller; Gnabry

Squads

Portugal

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes, Rui Patricio, Rui Silva

Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Ruben Dias, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro, Nuno Mendes, Pepe, Nelson Semedo

Midfielders: William Carvalho, Danilo, Bruno Fernandes, Goncalo Guedes, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Sergio Oliveira, Joao Palhinha, Pote, Renato Sanches, Bernardo Silva

Forwards: Joao Felix, Diogo Jota, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andre Silva, Rafa Silva

Germany

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Bernd Leno, Kevin Trapp

Defenders: Emre Can, Matthias Ginter, Robin Gosens, Christian Gunter, Marcel Halstenberg, Mats Hummels, Lukas Klostermann, Robin Koch, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule

Midfielders: Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Jonas Hofmann, Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos, Jamal Musiala, Florian Neuhaus, Leroy Sane

Forwards: Kai Havertz, Thomas Muller, Kevin Volland, Timo Werner

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