German opening match vs Portugal in Euro 2012 will be held tomorrow at Lviv Arena. Both team are considered equally strong, both in statistic history and their current appearance.
First, let’s take a look on the match statistic.
German onced got defeated by Portugal team back in Euro 2000 with the score of 0-3 for Portugal victory, and had to leave early in the group stage after suffered with the lowest point in the bottom of the group standings.
However, in Euro 2008 they managed to pay a revenge to Portugal team by defeating them with 3-2 score in the quarter final round at Basel.
German is a strong and solid team, and Portugal became the first team to defeat them in World cup 1985 with a close score of 1-0. At that time, Portugal has recorded an amazing 36 matches without loss in the WC competition.
Before Euro 2008, German had a chance to defeat Portugal once more in World Cup 2006, where they fought for third place. German came out as the winner with 3-1 victory. At that time, German have won all of the 10 games in the qualification round.
HEAD TO HEAD
19 June 2008 : Portugal 2-3 Jerman (Euro 2008)
8 July 2006 : Jerman 3-1 Portugal (WC 2006)
German 5 last matches :
31 May 2012 : German 2-0 Israel (Friendly)
25 May 2012 : Switzerland 5-3 German (Friendly)
29 Feb 2012 : German 1-2 France (Friendly)
15 Nov 2011 : German 3-0 Holland (Friendly)
11 Nov 2011 : Ukraine 3-3 German (Friendly)
Portugal 5 last matches :
2 June 2012 : Portugal 1-3 Turkey (Friendly)
25 May 2012 : Portugal 0-0 Macedonia (Friendly)
29 Feb2012 : Poland 0-0 Portugal (Friendly)
15 Nov 2011 : Portugal 6-2 Bosnia (Play-off Euro 2012)
12 Nov 2011 : Bosnia 0-0 Portugal (Play-off Euro 2012)
German : Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Mertesacker, Badstuber, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Ozil, Muller, Podolski, Gomez.
Portugal : Rui Patricio, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Coentrao, Pereira, Meireles, Veloso, Moutinho, Nani, Ronaldo, Postiga.