Portugal are looking to take revenge on Germany for a famous European Cup loss in 2008. The two powerhouse teams collide Saturday in Lviv in the Euro’s “group of death.” Also on the bill is Holland’s first game with dark horses Denmark in Kharkiv. Most eyes will be on what is considered a marquee game of the group stage, with the three-time German winners taking on Cristiano Ronaldo’s bunch. Expected to be a slugfest, it is a must-win game for both sides. Winning would confer a needed a fast start to survive what is clearly the tournament’s most stacked group. The biggest question entering the game is: which German will mark the red-hot Real Madrid striker? No one’s quite sure of the answer. Yesterday at a press conference in Gdansk, German captain Philipp Lahm let slip that he will be deployed wide left — meaning he will not have to contain one of the game’s most dangerous players. This would imply that Jerome Boateng gets the nod, but he has had a falling-out with manager Joachim Low after some late-night extracurricular activities involving a “model.” Low has not bothered to conceal his outrage, and the word is that Lars Bender… Read full this story
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