Euro 2020 matchday nine: Germany must beat Portugal in group of death match

France will look for their second win of the tournament against Hungary.

Pa Sport Staff
Saturday 19 June 2021 04:30
Dejected Germany players
Dejected Germany players

The group of death continues on Saturday as Euro 2020 heats up.

Holders Portugal travel to Munich to face Germany who cannot afford to lose after their opening-round loss to France

Les Bleus play Hungary in Group F while Spain host Poland in Group E.

On Friday night, Scotland put in a fine performance to earn a 0-0 draw against old rivals England in Group D at Wembley.

Steve Clarke’s side were the better team in London and might have snuck a win with some better finishing.

In the other Group D game, Croatia and Czech Republic drew 1-1 at Hampden Park, with Patrik Schick’s penalty cancelled out by Ivan Perisic’s fine goal.

Emil Forsberg’s second-half penalty for Sweden ensure they took a huge step towards the next stage as they top Group E on four points.

Post of the day

Great Scot

Scotland kept their qualification hopes alive after an impressive performance in a 0-0 draw with England at Wembley

Quote of the day

“Football ain’t coming home with that, not the way they are playing.

Graeme Souness has a blunt assessment of England’s performance against Scotland.

He’s going home

The recovery of Christian Eriksen has been a heart-warming tale in recent days after his cardiac arrest in Denmark’s opening game against Finland at the weekend. The Inter Milan midfielder was discharged from hospital on Friday and even went to see his team-mates at the training camp.

Stat attack

Perisic showed his longevity in Glasgow as well as class as he continued his run of scoring at major tournaments.

Up next

June 19

Hungary v France (Group F, Budapest, 1400)Portugal v Germany (Group F, Munich, 1700)Spain v Poland (Group E, Seville, 2000)