Brilliant performance by Germany as they fired back from one goal behind to win 4-2 over Portugal in Munich.
Cristiano Ronaldo gave a sensational lead to Portugal but Germany turned it into the highest-scoring game of the UEFA Euro 2020, leaving Fernando Santos’ team third in the group with one game in hand. Portugal still needs to fight for their place in the last 16 and they face a tough match against France next, who drew to Hungary previously, while Germans took three points going into the final.
Serie A forward Cristiano Ronaldo with a sensational counter-attacking moment on a top speed of 19mph sprint, finished giving the lead to his side when he netted early at minute 15′ in the first half but two own goals within five minutes made it tough for the Euro 2016 winners. Manchester City’s Ruben Dias at minute 35′ and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Raphael Guerreiro at minute 39′ gave the Germans a 2-1 lead in the first half.
In the other half, Kai Havertz and Robin Gosens made it harder for the opponents to bounce back. Premier League midfielder Havertz who had scored the winner for Chelsea against Manchester City in the Champions League final, became the youngest German to score at the European Championship history by netting at minute 51′ followed by Robin Gosens at minute 61′ who scored the winner that ended up 4-2 in favour for his side.
Robin Gosens was awarded as Star of the Match for his mind-blowing performance including a goal with two assists.
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 19, 2021
Fans got nostalgic when they saw Laliga club Real Madrid posted a picture of their player from Germany, Toni kroos with their former player Cristiano Ronaldo who faced each other during the match, with caption “Old friends”.