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Portugal Fall to Germany as Ronaldo Fails to Inspire

Portugal fell short of going top of the ‘group of death’ after they got beaten 4:2 by a rampant Germany side in Munich.

Earlier in the day, group favourites, France got a reality check at the hands of underdogs, Hungary when they drew the game 1:1.

Germany who lost their opening game against the World Champions came out guns blazing from the first minute and by so doing, they conceded an early goal when Cristiano Ronaldo took his goal tally for his national side to 107 goals, by scoring against the Bavarians.

Germany continued mounting pressure on the reigning European Champions and their pressure paid off, as they forced two of Portugal’s defenders Ruben Dias and Guerreiro into two quick own goals.

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz would go on to make it 3:1 before the impressive left back, Gosens, who already had two assists on the night put the game beyond Portugal, by scoring Germany’s 4th.

Diogo Jota turned in Ronaldo’s square ball on 67 minutes to give the defending Champions a glimmer of hope, but Germany’s superiority on the night was too much for Portugal, who have now lost all their meetings with Germany since year 2000.

For now, the Group F remains widely open as the group stages come to an end on Wednesday. As it stands, France sit top with 4 points, Germany are second with 3, while Portugal are third with 3 points too, while Hungary have 1 point.

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