After the draw between Hungary and France (1-1), Portugal could take the lead of Group F alone. For that, it was necessary to take the best out of a German team in full swing in the Allianz Arena. The Mannschaft were in 3-4-3 with Toni Kroos and Ilkay Gündogan in the midfield. Serge Gnabry was supported by Thomas Müller and Kai Havertz in attack. For its part, Portugal opted for a 4-2-3-1 with the quartet made up of Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota and Cristiano Ronaldo in front. And the match started strong with a very offensive Germany. Imposing a strong rhythm, Joachim Löw’s players quickly found the advantage thanks to Robin Gosens (5th), but his achievement was refused for offside.
Despite this, Germany continued to mistreat their opponent. Kai Havertz stood out with a long shot, but Rui Patricio pushed back (10th). Cornered, Portugal relied on Ruben Dias author of a rescue in front of Toni Kroos (12th). Mistreated, Portugal finally managed to come out against and Diogo Jota served Cristiano Ronaldo for the opener (1-0, 15th). An achievement against the course of the game, but which galvanized Portugal with the actions of Diogo Jota (22nd), Ruben Dias (23rd) or even Diogo Jota (28th). Eventually, Germany turned their heads right side up and Robin Gosens stood out with a volley to the left. In the duel with Ruben Dias, Kai Havertz pushed the Manchester City defender on goal against his side (1-1, 35 ‘).
The Robin Gosens festival
Portugal finally cracked and took a new goal in stride. On the left, Robin Gosens flipped right side for Joshua Kimmich who crossed in front of goal. Raphaël Guerreiro deviated in his own nets (2-1, 39th). Back from the locker room, Germany was confident and continued to unfold. Kai Havertz was at the reception of a cross from Robin Gosens and scored (3-1, 51st). Portugal drank the chalice to the dregs with a header from Robin Gosens who was the author of a monstrous match (4-1, 60th). In great difficulty, Portugal seemed without a solution, but Cristiano Ronaldo gave back a slight hope by allowing Diogo Jota to reduce the score (4-2, 67th).
Portugal thus regained much more color and ended the match well. Renato Sanches, author of a missile on the left side in front of the surface, found the post of a Manuel Neuer totally beaten (78th). Germany still had blocks with a powerful shot from Leon Goretzka (83rd) who passed just over the Lusitanian goal. In the end, we left it there. With this 4-2 victory, Germany got back to it and overtook its opponent of the day. Mannschaft and Portugal remain a point behind France before the last day.
The classification of group F