Euro 2012: Germany vs Portugal

The second game in Group B was between two big hitters in European football. Germany squared up against Portugal. Schweinsteiger vs Ronaldo. It should have been a great game, but both Germany and Portugal disappointed the spectators. Portugal played very defensively and only went full on attack once Germany’s Gomez had scored with a great header. Alas it was too late for the Portuguese and they now find themselves needing to beat the Danes to have any hope of progressing from the group. [30 photos total]

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Portugal's players pose for a team photo before the start of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Germany at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Germany's team pose before their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Portugal at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Portugal team supporters cheer before the start of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Germany at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Ronaldo congratulates Germany's Schweinsteiger before the start of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Germany's goalkeeper Neuer makes a save during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Portugal at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Oezil challenges Portugal's Coentrao during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match in Lviv (THOMAS BOHLEN/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Badstuber tries to pass by Portugal's Moutinho during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match in Lviv (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Podolski heads for the ball with Portugal's Veloso during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Postiga fouls Germany's goalkeeper Neuer during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match in Lviv (THOMAS BOHLEN/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Oezil and Schweinsteiger react during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Portugal at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Podolski tackles with Portugal's Nani during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Germany's goalkeeper Neuer looks at the ball challenged by Portugal's Alves and Postiga during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Germany's goalkeeper Neuer reacts during game against Portugal at their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match in Lviv (THOMAS BOHLEN/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Pepe tries to score against Germany's Lahm during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Boateng challenges Portugal's Coentrao during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Germany's goalkeeper Neuer and Hummels are challenged by Portugal's Ronaldo during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Germany's coach Loew kicks a ball during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Portugal at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Mario Gomez (2R) scores a goal against Portugal's Rui Patricio during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the new stadium in Lviv (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Patricio fails to save a goal scored by Germany's Gomez during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the new stadium in Lviv (THOMAS BOHLEN/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Patricio fails to save a goal scored by Germany's Gomez during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the new stadium in Lviv (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Gomez celebrates after scoring against Portugal during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the new stadium in Lviv (THOMAS BOHLEN/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Boateng fights for ball with the Portugal's Ronaldo during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Boateng reacts after being fouled by Portugal's Ronaldo during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Portugal at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Nani and Varela react as Germany's goalkeeper Neuer and Lahm make a save during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Costa fails to score during game against Germany at their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match in Lviv (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Ronaldo controls the ball next to Germany's Boateng and Hummels during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Ronaldo reacts after their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Germany at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Schweinsteiger celebrates with goalkeeper Neuer at the end of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Portugal at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Moutinho passes as Germany's Schweinsteiger and Klose celebrate victory during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Germany's team players greet their supporters after victory in Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Portugal at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #

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