L’viv Arena — L’viv
June 9, 2012 2:45 PM EDT
Referee: S. Lannoy
The second match of first round of the Group “B”, brings us the first mega-clash at the European Championships. Germany and Portugal ain recent years enconters a lot, and not in friendly matches, but at the biggest competitions.
It started at Euro 2000 when the Portuguese in the group demolished Germans 3-0. Germans for that deafeat pay them back twice.First time,six years later at the World Championships where they were hosts, and then at the last European Championship when they defeated the Portuguese in the quarterfinals with a 3-2 and send them home.
Anyway, Germany is a big favorite of of this championship after qualifying worked perfectly, and somewhat weaker friendly matches, while Portugal struggled in qualifying, and similarly was in their friendly matches also.