DAA Daily

Germany’s 4-2 Victory against Portugal Came With Two Own Goals

Ebba Lindh. Staff reporter, The Pawprint 

On Saturday night, June 19, Germany came back in the game against Portugal to win 4-2. Two own goals from Portugal in the first half made life difficult for them despite Ronaldo putting Portugal ahead after 15 minutes. Ronaldo got a simple cross after his long run across the pitch by Diogo Jota to score They went in at halftime 2-1 to Germany.

It was Ronaldo’s 107th international goal, putting him in second place right after Iranian forward Ali Daei who retired in 2006.  

Shortly after halftime German midfielders Kai Havertz and Robin Gosens scored in the 51st and 60th minute respectively to secure Germany’s three points. In the 67th minute the last goal was scored by Diogo Jota of Portugal.

It was very important for Germany to win, as they lost their opening game against France. 

Both of the teams continued to fight until the very last seconds. Portugal almost scored a third goal after the attack, when Renato Sanches hit the post. 

Germany finished the game strong and after a well-deserved win are now preparing for the final game of the group stages against Hungary. 

France is now leading the group with four points, Germany and Portugal are tied on 3 and Hungary has just one point. France will play Portugal and Germany play Hungary on Wednesday night.

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