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Germany pulled out plate and beat Portugal the best match of the Eurocup


It was 4-2 in Munich. Havertz, Gosens and Rúben Dias and Raphaël Guerreiro, against scored for the local; Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Jota, for the Portuguese. Löw's team rallied after their debut defeat and left the group red-hot.

06/19/2021 12:21 PM

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 06/19/2021 3:22 PM

Had anyone doubted the validity of Germany?

Could the initial setback against France precipitate the announced end of Joachim Löw's cycle with a new elimination in the first round as happened in the last World Cup?

None of that: the giant is alive.

And he proved it with a category win against Portugal.

Result and performance do not always go hand in hand.

It is enough to see the first half they played in Munich to stop looking for a rational explanation for everything that happens on a soccer field.

Germany managed to reverse the scoreboard thanks to two goals against and when their good performance had diminished.

While Portugal slipped a game in which they had put themselves ahead when they suffered the most and then, already settled and more solid, beat their own goalkeeper twice.

Result and performance went hand in hand in the second half.

There Germany was a soccer machine.

With Robin Gosens giving a class throughout the left lane, with Kai Havertz punching in the rival area and in solidarity in the backward movement.

And with 20 fantastic minutes of touches, unchecks and combinations in attack to crush his rival.

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal!

Portugal 🇵🇹 and a perfect counterattack to score 1-0 against Germany 🇩🇪 in 15 'PT.

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He could have scored by a greater difference but also suffered until the end because Joachim Löw declared the game over long before the end and Portugal not only discounted but also came within reach of scoring the third. 

70% possession of the ball, two corner kicks and a goal that had been annulled by a millimeter advanced position.

All this had been achieved by Germany in the first 15 minutes of play in Munich.

Until Cristiano Ronaldo appeared.

Until the Portuguese star disguised himself as Usain Bolt and ran the 100 flat meters from one area to the other.

He headed in his own to clear the German air shipment and started the race that crowned with the touch on goal.

In the middle, a fantastic combination: Bernardo Silva commanded, he changed front at the exact moment for Diogo Jota, who controlled and gave the celebration to CR7.

Germany took to the field with the demand that the defeat demanded in the debut against France.

In such an even group, a new fall would leave him in the abyss.

And he wore it to Portugal.

With the ball, with Müller pivoting and without a fixed position and a great game by Gnabry and Gosens, always ready to triangulate in three quarters and attack into space.

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Cristiano Ronaldo beauty!

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The goal disallowed by Gosens (perfect scissors) due to an advanced position by Gnabry, who wanted to connect on the road, was followed by a bombshell from Havertz, which forced a required save from Rui Patricio.

It was all from Germany, which after 15 minutes got out of the way and began to live with the ghosts of another defeat at the end of the cycle for Joachim Löw.

The 1-0 improved Portugal, it enlarged Cristiano, who participates little and that is good because it means that Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva manage the team.

At times the team Fernando Santos plays without fixed forwards, all of them arrive from three quarters, thrown into the rival area.

This is Rúben Dias's goal, against, with which Germany 🇩🇪 reached 1-1 against Portugal 🇵🇹 in Munich.

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Germany turned it around and, at the end of the first half, beat Portugal 2-1.

This is the goal against Raphael Guerreiro that upset the score in a great game.

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In a three-minute burst, the local turned him over when he was most uncomfortable.

He forced the goals against with similar actions, cross shipments to the area to crown in the center.

The tie came from Rúben Dias who in his attempt to clear the center of Gosens and, before the arrival of Havertz, put it in his goal.

Then it was Raphaël Guerreiro, in another action that crossed the area twice from end to end, put Kimmich in the middle and found another bad clearance.

The first quarter of an hour of the Germany snap is to edit and spend in football schools.

The Löw team did everything well.

Precision in speed, one-touch plays, with Gosens and Kimmich opening the court very deep and a constant back and forth through the center in which Gnabry, Havertz and Müller alternated.

The last pass was the pass to the net.

Germany goal 🇩🇪!

Kai Havertz, at the start of the second half, scores 3-1 against Portugal 🇵🇹 in Munich.

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The 3-1 came after a Müller-Kimmich-Gosens triangulation from right to left that ended with Havertz's touch in the small area.

At 4-1 Havertz pivoted, opened to the right for Kimmich, who took an exquisite center for the other band, where Gosens entered the race again and connected with his head. 

Germany goal 🇩🇪!

Robin Gosens makes it 4-1 against Portugal 🇵🇹, in a barbarous second half for Joachim Löw's team.

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Such a performance could have emboldened the German coach who took Gosens out in the 17th minute when the match seemed doomed. 

And although he did not risk the triumph, he suffered more than necessary.

Because Portugal's stoppage ball discount (Cristiano rescued a ball that seemed long and put it in the middle for Diogo Jota to push) gave the Portuguese a clean and jerk, who almost scored the third with a Renato Sánchez bombing that exploded the stick right, and further spiced the end of the best match of the tournament.

Portugal goal 🇵🇹!

Diogo Jota, at 22 'ST, discounted and now Germany 🇩🇪 wins 4-2 in a great game.

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With this result, Group F was red hot.

France, which drew 1-1 against Hungary in the first round, is the leader with 4 points, followed by Germany and Portugal, both with 3 and +1 goal difference.

On Wednesday, at the end of the phase, Cristiano Ronaldo's team collided with the world champion.

Look also

Spain vs Poland, for the Eurocup: minute by minute, live

Hungary vs France, for the Eurocup: summary, goals and result

Source: clarin

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