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Portugal vs Germany LIVE: Euro 2020 latest score, goals and updates from fixture today

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Euro 2020: Daily briefing

Follow all the action as Portugal host Germany in Euro 2020’s Group F this afternoon.

The defending champions opened their campaign with a 3-0 victory against Hungary, however, that scoreline hardly told the full story of a match in which they struggled to break their opponents down. In fact, only a fortuitous deflection finally saw Raphael Guerreiro’s shot break the deadlock after 84 minutes, before Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the dying stages to become the top scorer in the tournament’s history.

Fernando Santos warned his squad that they cannot just rely on Ronaldo’s brilliance, and they will need to produce a better performance against Germany. Joachim Low’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat against France in their opening game and know another loss will seal their fate in the ‘Group of Death’. “We know pressure increases with a defeat,’ the outgoing head coach said. “We can deal with pressure. I have known pressure for 15 years in this job. There is not a situation I can’t deal with. We need a good result to keep in our hands the place in the last 16 but the pressure won’t suppress us.”

Follow all the action live below:

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Euro 2020: Portugal 2 – 4 Germany

81 mins: 10 minutes to go in Munich. Germany are playing this well now. They’re slowing down play, keeping possession and working Portugal deeper into their own half. Good game management. This will be a vital three points for them.

Michael Jones19 June 2021 18:41

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Euro 2020: OFF THE POST! Sanches comes within inches of giving Portugal a third

78 mins: The visitors wins a corner that Joao Moutinho plays short to the edge of the box. Renato Sanches runs onto the ball and blasts it at goal. It’s a thunderbolt of a strike that flies through everyone and rattles into the near post before bouncing away. That would have been some goal.

Michael Jones19 June 2021 18:38

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Euro 2020: Portugal 2 – 4 Germany

75 mins: Sanches sends the ball out to the right wing for Semedo. He knocks it inside to Moutinho who’s had an immdiate impact on this game. Controlling the midfield and slotting balls between the lines for the forwards. He attempts to play Rafa Silva into the box this time the ball is too heavy and Germany can clear the lines.

Michael Jones19 June 2021 18:35

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Euro 2020: Portugal 2 – 4 Germany

72 mins: Ilkay Gundogan and Kai Havertz are taken off for Germany with Niklas Sule and Leon Goretzka brought on. This is a big moment for them. Germany need to hold onto this lead. Goretzka attempts to feed Gnabry into the box but his passed is intercepted and Portugal win the ball.

Michael Jones19 June 2021 18:33

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Euro 2020: Portugal 2 – 4 Germany

69 mins: There was a VAR check to confirm that Jota was onside and the goal should stand which it does. The second half drinks break comes and goes. There’s 20 minutes to go, can Portugal find another one?

Michael Jones19 June 2021 18:30

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GOAL! Portugal 2 – 4 Germany (Jota, 67’) ⚽️

67 mins: It’s not over yet! Guerriero whips the free kick into the box from the inside left. It bounces behind the high German line and comes to the back post. Ronaldo arrives and dinks the ball back across goal where Jota is waiting to tap it into the open goal. Manuel Neuer is fuming about that one.

Michael Jones19 June 2021 18:26

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Euro 2020: Portugal 1 – 4 Germany

65 mins: Bruno Fernandes’ match is over. He’s had a night to forget for Portugal, Joao Moutinho is on in his stead. Cristiano Ronaldo attempts to spark a Portugal revival with a run down the left wing before he’s cleaned out by Kai Havertz. Free kick to Portugal in a dangerous area.

Michael Jones19 June 2021 18:25

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Euro 2020: Portugal 1 – 4 Germany

63 mins: Joachim Low is confident at his side are now comfortable. He takes off the spectacular Robin Gosens and brings on Marcel Halstenberg. Emre Can also replaces Mats Hummels for Germany.

Michael Jones19 June 2021 18:23

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GOAL! Portugal 1 – 4 Germany (Gosens, 60’)⚽️

60 mins: No more than he deserves. Another goal for Germany created by their fantastic wingbacks. Kimmich is the supplier this time. He hangs the ball in the middle of the box. Havertz has a go at it but the cross it too high for him. Instead it drops to Gosens at the back post and he powerfully heads it home.

Michael Jones19 June 2021 18:19

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Euro 2020: Portugal 1 – 3 Germany

57 mins: Fernando Santos changes things up by swapping William Carvalho with Rafa Silva. A long ball from the German midfield attempts to send Gosens in behind but he can’t reach the ball in time and it rolls out of play.

Michael Jones19 June 2021 18:17

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