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Germany vs Portugal, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Germany is always a joy to watch. They’re a well-respected team around the globe, and play with such a purpose and confidence that is lacking in other teams (cough, cough, England). In their opening Euro 2012 game today, they come up against a Portugal side that has been a shambles in the friendlies before the tournament. Yes, they have Cristiano Ronaldo, but will he be enough to turn around this Portugese side?

Today’s match is a perfect opportunity for Portugal to get revenge on Germany. If you remember, Portugal lost to Germany in the Euro 2008 quarter-final. Plus, Portugal lost to Germany in the World Cup 2006 third place match.

Before, during and after today’s Germany versus Portugal match, post your rants, raves, questions and observations in the comments section below.

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  1. dust

    June 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    portugal win and holland win the group is wide open

  2. Andrei

    June 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    “Typical Germans”. They don’t always play well but in the end they get the win.

  3. Pete

    June 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Same old lucky Germany, sucked for most of the game and manage to scrape a win.
    No chance of winning this tourney

    • Alfredo

      June 10, 2012 at 7:59 am

      Much like England!

    • Ben

      June 11, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Same old Portugal also lol, always choke

  4. Dust

    June 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    What is up with the poor refereeing in the tournament? No way was that a free kick.

  5. Ivan

    June 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    For those of you who flipped to Gol TV at half-time, you probably saw Messi score twice on Brazil’s U-23 team. Sublime! I don’t believe Messi belongs to the human species. We have to wait another 2,000 years for someone like him.

    Very open and entertaining game (unlike Portugal/Germany borefest).

  6. Pete

    June 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Wow talk about over-hyped, Germany will be lucky to get out of the group let alone win it. Average is being kind to this German team

  7. Pete

    June 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    If Germany have any hope of winning this then they’re going to have tom play better than this, they look very average to me

  8. Dust

    June 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Germans doing a great job of boxing out the Portuguese, Ronaldo will need to drop deeper to get the ball if he is going to be effective.

  9. Pete

    June 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Bring it on, looking forward to this one

    Come on Portugal

  10. jtm371

    June 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    The Huns 3 Portugal 1!

  11. CH

    June 9, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Time to watch the magical Ozil one of the top 5 playmakers in the world.

  12. Dust

    June 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    This virtual table is the best thing espn have brought over from the UK.

    C’MON Portugal!

  13. Fabio

    June 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Come on Portugal!

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