Portugal played Germany in their second game of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament in Munich.

The game began with Germany on the front foot with Robin Gosens believing he scored the opening goal but it was ruled offside due to Serge Gnabry being in an offside position when attempting to head the ball.

Portugal scored the opening goal against the run of play after a counter attack from a German corner. Bernardo Silva ran with the ball from his defensive half and found Diogo Jota, who passed it across the goal to Cristiano Ronaldo who scored his first goal against Germany in his career in the 15th minute.

Germany replied positively as Gosens’ cross into the box forced Rúben Dias to direct the ball into his own net in the 35th minute to bring the game level.

Unfortunately for Portugal, a second own goal by Raphaël Guerreiro in the 39th minute gave the Germans a deserved lead.

The first half ended with Germany controlling the game with 30 touches off the ball in the opponent’s box, the most so far in the tournament.

Germany was not satisfied with the one-goal lead so in the 50th minute, Thomas Müller passed the ball to the wing for Gosens to find Kai Havertz to score and become Germany’s youngest goalscorer at the European Championships.

The energetic and impactful left wingback, Gosens, scored his goal on the hour-mark after heading a ball from Joshua Kimmich’s cross to make it 4-1.

In the 67th minute, from a set-piece, Ronaldo kept the ball in play and directed it towards Jota to bring the deficit to 2 goals with less than 25 minutes to go.

Renato Sanches came really close to make it an uncomfortable last quarter for the Germans after his shot from outside the box hit the post with so much power that left the goalkeeper stunned on the 78th minute.

The game ended 4-2 to Germany after a setback with Ronaldo’s opening goal but kept their composure and confidence to win the game.

Source of Image: UEFA EURO 2020 via Twitter

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