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EURO 2020

Continental heavyweights face differing challenges at Euro 2020

Germany lost to France in their Group F opener and now host Portugal in Munich. Spain, meanwhile, take on pointless Poland in Seville after a frustrating goalless draw against Sweden.
18 June 2021, Bavaria, Munich: Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo takes part in a training session at for the team at the Allianz Arena ahead of Saturday's UEFA EURO 2020 Group F soccer match against Germany. Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo takes part in a training session at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa.

Four continental powerhouses are in action at Euro 2020 on Saturday but while title holders Portugal and World Cup champions France already have wins in the bag, Germany and Spain are under pressure.

Germany lost to France in their Group F opener and now host Portugal in Munich in what is the most mouth-watering match of the championships to date.

Victory for Portugal will see them into the last 16 but anything less for Germany could leave coach Joachim Loew on the brink of a group stage farewell when he leaves his position after the tournament.

Hungary worked hard at home against the Portuguese before eventually being outclassed and will again be backed by a rowdy - and full - Puskas Arena against France.

Spain, meanwhile, take on pointless Poland in Seville after a frustrating goalless draw against Sweden, who opened matchday two in Group E with a 1-0 win over Slovakia on Friday.

18 June 2021, Spain, Madrid: Poland's Robert Lewandowski takes part in a training session for the team ahead of Saturday's UEFA EURO 2020 Group E soccer match against Spain. Photo: Cezaro De Luca/dpaPoland's Robert Lewandowski training ahead of the match against Spain. Photo: Cezaro De Luca/dpa.

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