Euro 2020: Spain, Portugal, France and Germany in operation | Euro2020 News
Saturday promises to be a busy day at Euro 2020 with Spain, Portugal, Germany and France all taking part.
Former World Cup players Germany are under a lot of pressure on their key players against European Portuguese players.
After failing to advance to the group stage at the 2018 World Cup, Joachim Low of Germany lost 1-0 to France in their opening match of the Euro and another defeat against the incumbents will also lead to their relegation.
The Germans have a chance to go home to Munich, but in the light of recent performances they have struggled to win the most recent heavyweight show in Group F.
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However, Low – who will stand at the end of the tournament – believes his team can do well.
“The pressure is the same, it doesn’t matter who we play with, and we can deal with it,” Low said Friday.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo arrives on German soil after a 3-0 win over Hungary in Budapest and another victory will secure their place in the last 16 of their final group match against France.
Ronaldo will once again make a name for himself as the leading scorer in European Championship history in a battle against Hungary that leaves him with 11 goals in five games.
With 106 goals in 176 games in Portugal, Ronaldo is the youngest in world history, set by Ali Daei who scored 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006.
France is looking forward
Meanwhile, France is expected to continue the win over Germany and another against Hungary in the first leg on Saturday.
Hungary is expecting a crowd of close to 60,000 at the Puskas Arena, the only place for Euro 2020 without a limit due to COVID-19.
“If one team has 900 million euros and we have 60 million, you will see the difference,” admitted Hungarian coach Marco Rossi as he saw the opportunity to meet players like Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba.
The French team will make a fourth consecutive draw with Les Bleus looking sharpened by Karim Benzema, who has been working hard since returning to the national team after almost six years against coach Didier Deschamps in the middle of Sexual Harassment.
Benzema’s approach to reading the game helps him beat Mbappe and Griezmann. The three leaders are working closely with one another, forming an insurgency that will prevent opposing groups from moving quickly.
“When you see Kylian lose the ball and win again five seconds later, Karim is working hard and Antoine is falling hard, it gives us strength,” said French defender Raphael Varane. “Then, we either encourage them from behind, or give them a better way to fight them.”
Group E is very interesting ✅
1. Spain must win by two goals to advance to the team heading to MD3, one goal and not behind Sweden in second place.
2. Defeat vs Poland means Slovakia vs Spain could be a knockout in MD3 👀
– FPL GOAT (@ FPLGOAT7) June 18, 2021
In Group E games, Poland know they have seen less than Spain on Saturday but still expect to injure Luis Enrique’s team and their passing, says Paul Sousa.
The Poles failed to improve on their poor form in the big game that opened on Monday when they lost 2-1 against Slovakia, and now they need a draw against Spain to keep their chances of competing.
“We have to work hard to hurt Spain not only, to change, but also to create opportunities for itself,” Sousa told reporters Friday.
European players in 2008 and 2012 are hoping to resume the tournament after Sweden have made their last draw in their first match.
Spain captain Sergio Busquets will travel with the team after being allowed to return to the squad on Friday after a successful trial of COVID-19.