Portugal 2-4 Germany: summary, score, goals, highlights | Euro 2020
Portugal vs Germany: as it happened
Group F after today's matches
Portugal have a huge match coming up against France, while Germany play Hungary next.
Two own goals in the space of four minutes in the first half put Germany 2-1 up and they never looked back after that. Havertz and Gosens got the third and fourth goals for Germany.
That was a tournament classic!
Group F is wide open!
Tonight is only Fernando Santos' fifth defeat as Portugal manager in seven years.
FT: Portugal 1-4 Germany
And that is that!
Portugal have a late, late corner. Ginter with a last ditch tackle on André Silva.
Robin Gosens has been named Man of the Match, totally deserved.
Danilo fires an effort high and wide for Portugal and the German fans sing louder and louder.
There have been four minutes added at the end of the 90.
Sanches crosses to the far post but Rudiger clears Pepe's header.
Portugal are the first reigning champions in European Championship history to concede four goals in a single match in the competition. (Opta)
Foul on Toni Kroos and that suits Germany. They have a two-goal lead with five minutes remaining.
He keeps running and running with it, nobody closes him down. Just outside the box he lets fly but it whizzes over the bar.
It remains Portugal 2-4 Germany in Munich. The German supporters are in full voice. Germany are slowing it right down now.
Renato Sanches absolutely smashes an effort of the post from an acute angle. That would've been seven goals and put Portugal ever closer to a comeback.
SANCHES SMASHES THE POST!
Germany are defending well as Portugal look to gamble more going forward.
The ball falls loose and Ginter catches Jota pretty late and gets a booking.
Rafa Silva tries to fly by Rudiger but he gets a shove and that puts and end to that.
If you're only joining it is 4-2 to Germany and has been the outstanding game of Euro 2020 so far...
Double change for Germany
OFF Havertz & Gundogan
ON Goretzka & Sule
Portugal have 20 minutes left to find two goals to draw and three goals to win... with Ronaldo, anything is possible. He is like a man possessed this evening.
And now we have a drinks break at the Allianz Arena. Some of the fans are getting in on the action too. I have heard that there are 14,500 spectators in the ground.
Before today, Portugal had lost just two of their past 30 matches in all competitions (W19 D9), scoring 67 goals and conceding just 19 times across these games.
Ronaldo reaches high at the back post to pull the ball back across the goal and Jota taps home into an empty net.
Diogo Jota gives Portugal just a glimmer of hope!
And the bad news for Portugal is that they have France next!
OFF Bruno Fernandes
ON Joao Moutinho
Well, it's a long way back now for Santos' men.
Double change for Germany:
OFF Hummels & Gosens
ON Can & Halstenberg
Portugal 1-4 Germany
Kimmich picks out Gosens at the back post - what a cross from the Bayern player. Gosens is at the back post to header home and give Germany a 3-goal advantage.
That is Gosens' second goal for his country and he has been exceptional today.
OFF William Carvalho
ON Rafa Silva
Fernando Santos has lost just four competitive games in seven years as Portugal coach, phenomenal stuff, but his side have a long way back to keep his record intact today.
The past five matches between Portugal and Germany have produced 17 goals, an average of 3.4 per match. Four of those five games have witnessed three or more goals.
Today is certainly following this trend.
The group of death is on fire, but still a long way to go for Portugal to get back into this one.
Ronaldo drills a free-kick over the bar, it was always rising.
Germany have come from 1-0 down and now find themselves 3-1 up, a 2-goal advantage with 40 minutes to go in Munich.
Portugal 1-3 Germany
It's Gosens again down the left, he whips it across the 6-yard box and Havertz has a simple tap in on from three yards out.
If you're only joining us, this is the game of the tournament so far. Earlier today in Group F, France were held to a 1-1 draw against Hungary.
Portugal make a half-time change:
OFF Bernardo Silva
ON Renato Sanches
Portugal get us underway for the second half!
HT: Portugal 1-2 Germany
It has been an incredible first half. Three goals, two own goals, Germany dominating but Portugal dangerous on the break. It has had it all!
There have been three minutes added on at the end of the 45.
That first Germany goal has gone down as a Ruben Dias OG.
Gosens is in once again and Portugal are all over the place but Rui Patricio gets it away.
Two goals in four minutes have seen Germany take the lead!
It's one-way traffic at the minute. Muller has gone down and is holding his left shoulder. He may be replaced.
Portugal 1-2 Germany
The goal has been given! No offside, the goal stands!
Guerreiro turns it into his own net.
This is going to VAR
Kimmich played the pre-assist for the Germany goal. It's a perfect diagonal cross-field ball onto Gosens' foot. It's only Gosens' ninth cap for Germany, he catches the volley so well and Germany equalise. They have responded really well since going behind.
Portugal 1-1 Germany
Gosens smashes a volley-cross across the 6-yard box, Havertz gets in front of Ruben Dias and I think the Man City defender may have gotten the last touch.
GERMANY ARE LEVEL!
And they deserve it...
Havertz catches Pepe and the former Real Madrid man (38) goes down and now receives treatment.
Portugal 1-0 Germany
Germany have responded well to going 1-0 down. Kimmich again gets down the right wing and whips it to the near post but it's a poor cross and Rui Patricio collects.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 19 goals at the World Cup and European Championships. He is now level with former Germany striker Miroslav Klose.
And we have a water break now...
This has been one of the better games of Euro 2020. You can't take your eyes off it. It's called the group of death for a reason.
Corner to Portugal.
Ruben Dias heads the ball back across the 6-yard box but there is nobody there.
Germany were totally dominant in the first 15 minutes and now find themselves 1-0 down. They will be kicking themselves.
Well well well, what a game we have on our hands here!
Portugal 1-0 Germany (Cristiano Ronaldo)
It is a magnificent counter attack from Portugal.
Ronaldo wins the header in his own box, runs 80 yards and gets on the end of Jota's assist to put Portugal in front totally against the run of play. Superb goal.
Germany have been completely done on the counter attack!
Portugal are on the ropes here!
Kroos to take the corner.
Havertz is everywhere, he's finding the pockets of space around the Portugal box. This time, Muller strikes from distance. It's just chance after chance for Germany. Muller's effort is very tame. 0-0
Ruben Dias and Joshua Kimmich have both been booked.
Portugal are rattled!
Germany have really taken the game to them but it's still 0-0.
It's a fine save by Rui Patricio in the Portugal goal to deny Havertz's 25-yard strike.
Portugal are sitting quite deep here and it's all Germany so far.
It was a great goal by Germany, Ginter whipped a right wing cross to the back post but Gosens is offside.
The goal has been disallowed. 0-0
VAR will intervene! Gosens scores from a volley at the far post.
Germany are passing the ball around nicely. Kimmich is seeing plenty of it out on the right hand side.
It's 31 degrees in Munich!
Germany are playing from left to right as we watch it.
We're underway at the Allianz Arena!
Portugal will head for the last 16 today with a win.
Here we go!
It's Portugal as the home team versus Germany in Germany!
There are approximately 14,500 spectators here in Munich.
National anthem time!
First up is Portugal
Portugal have only lost two of their last 30 games!
Joao Félix has been omitted from the Portugal 23-man matchday squad this evening.
- 1 Neuer
- 4 Ginter
- 5 Hummels
- 2 Rüdiger
- 20 Robin Gosens
- 8 Kroos
- 21 Gündogan
- 6 Joshua Kimmich
- 25 Müller
- 7 Kai Havertz
- 10 Gnabry
- 1 Rui Patrício
- 3 Pepe
- 2 Nelson Semedo
- 5 Raphael Guerreiro
- 4 Rúben Dias
- 14 William Carvalho
- 10 Bernardo Silva
- 21 Diogo Jota
- 11 Bruno Fernandes
- 13 Danilo Pereira
- 7 Cristiano
Kick-off is just 15 minutes away!
Toni Kroos completed exactly 100 passes against France. In the past three tournaments (Euro 2016, World Cup 2018, Euro 2020), there have been six instances of a Germany player completing 100 or more passes in a game and all six have been by Kroos. (Opta)
Germany have suffered three defeats in their past four group matches at major tournaments (Euros and World Cup), as many as in their previous 24 group stage games (W16 D5).
They have not suffered consecutive defeats in the group stage at a major tournament since losing to England and Portugal at Euro 2000.
Portugal manager Fernando Santos: "We are not going to defend man to man"
Like Didier Deschamps, Fernando Santos has been accused of lacking imagination, providing a solid base for his attacking creatives and not much else.
"We are different from France. Let's see what Germany does and we'll try to control Germany too. One thing's for certain, we have to have a ball," Santos told reporters on Friday, insisting his team would look to take the initiative.
"We are not going to defend man to man. We're going to maintain our defensive pattern to be able to have the ball, as we did against Hungary, whom we forced to run."
Portugal vs Germany head vs head
H2H since 1956
Portugal - 1 win
Germany - 5 wins
Draws - 3 draws
Griezmann rescues France
Antoine Griezmann's second half strike saved France's blushes in Group F. Hungary took a 47th lead through Fiola in an almost full Puskas Arena.
Players to watch
Portugal – Bruno Fernandes
Germany controlled possession well against France but looked susceptible to almost every counter-attack with the pace of Kylian Mbappe and passing of Paul Pogba.
Bruno Fernandes, who created a game-high three chances against Hungary, is Manchester United's architect when it comes to releasing forwards on the break and could be the main threat to the German defence if the holders do indeed adopt a counter-punching style.
Germany – Joshua Kimmich
The loss to France highlighted the main concerns around Low's 3-4-3 system: while it gives Germany greater nominal control on the game, it moves Kimmich away from an influential midfield role to that of a wing-back reliant on optimistic crosses (he attempted seven in the opening game).
Should Low return to a 4-3-3, it would allow Kimmich to move back into a central trio alongside Toni Kroos and Ilkay Gundogan and bring an extra creative dimension to the middle.
Portugal vs Germany
This will be the fifth meeting between Portugal and Germany at the European Championship; only Italy and Spain have faced each other on more occasions in the tournament (six).
It will also be the sixth encounter between the two teams at major tournaments since Euro 2000 (four at the Euros, two at the World Cup), the most between two European nations over that period.
Portugal vs Germany: Cristiano Ronaldo has a score to settle
Cristiano Ronaldo must break new ground when Portugal face Germany at Euro 2020 if his quest for a new world record for international goals is to continue.
The Juventus star struck twice late on to help his side to a 3-0 victory over Hungary in their opening Group F match and become the leading scorer in European Championship finals history with 11 in 22 appearances.
Ronaldo is one goal short of matching Miroslav Klose (19) for the most goals by a European player at the Euros and World Cup combined, while an altogether grander record is now within his sights: he is only three adrift of Iran great Ali Daei's tally of 109, the most scored by any international men's player.
However, history is for once not on Ronaldo's side when it comes to facing Germany, who lost 1-0 to France in their opening match in Munich.
Portugal in form but can Ronaldo, Santos and co be fun?
When Cristiano Ronaldo limped out of the Euro 2016 final, Portugal had to bide their time and turn towards an unlikely hero.
Eder, a flop in the Premier League with Swansea City who had been sent out on loan to Lille, enjoyed the most memorable moment of his time in France – and, indeed, his career – when he drove home a brilliant winner to down the hosts 1-0 in extra time at the Stade de France.
It felt like an entirely fitting way for Fernando Santos' team to win a tournament they slogged their way through.
Portugal vs Germany live: welcome
Hello and welcome to AS English's live coverage of this Euro 2020 Group F fixture as Portugal take on Germany at the Allianz Arena. Kick-off is at 18:00 CEST.