Germany are one of the favourites for this competition, and have won both their two group matches so far. They haven't played against Denmark in the Euros since 1992, when the Danes took victory in the final. Germany have the odds against them to go through to the next round, but the same cannot be said for Netherlands. They need to win by two goals to Portugal, and have Germany beat Denmark as well. Portugal have a fully fit squad of 23 players for the coach to choose from, after defender Miguel Lopes has recovered from man-flu.
Portugal vs Netherlands and Denmark vs Germany (Group B)
Published by Christine Blachford on
PORvNET teams: http://t.co/y4kUZTXu
The updating tables: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/european-championship/2012/groups-schedule
Online ITV stream for DENvGER: http://www.itv.com/sport/football/euro/match/denmark-germany-3472065/ (for those trying to watch both)
Portugal - Netherlands ITV1
Germany - Denmark ITV4
I've got ITV1 on TV, & ITV4 on LT #multitasking
The Dutch have a very attacking team out there, and the Germans do like to win, so I'll go for GER and NET to qualify.
By the looks of it the Dutch are in that evil-looking black kit! (Good choice)
Which game are people going to watch?
I think I will start with Holland Portugal
ITV1 is in HD, so that one.
Yup PORvNET on TV, DENvGER on LT :)
So is ITV2,3 and 4
Vader would approve. Even though he's German.
Perfect for Father's Day.
Just on ITV 1 & 4.
I have all 4 in HD but football is only on 1 and 4
Oooo - GER have started slightly brighter.
bah. our itv4 is SD.
Looks like the TV is calling NET HOL - I'll have to change my shorthands.
HOL - a bit of a waste in the end
quality ball, wasted by HOL.
Woah - v close by GER, but poor shot, and also good keeping by DEN
pace of this game is twice that we were watching yesterday.
Calling the Netherlands Holland really angers me. It's like calling England Lancashire.
HOL have to win and win well if they are to stand a chance
It annoys me as well, but I was trying to sync with the TV's (poor) choice
NET seems more normal to type.
NET it is then :)
IT'S A BIG ASK KLAXON.
van der Vaart scores
Not as good as GOAL DEN.
That would be perfect if it was the winner in the final.
NET do need another goal - this isn't enough
great start though. do we still dislike portugal?
Out of the 4 in the group, I'd put them bottom
The Queen will personally take your passport off you if you don't.
The trouble is all their best players retired a couple of years ago
Deco, Figo, ...
Evening. Watching one game on tv and the other on an iPad.
I don't think Denmark will qualify, but I don't care as long as Portugal don't.
GOAL GER !!
The Portuguese are too dirty for my taste and they don't need to be.
Podolski - on his 100th cap.
It's been coming.
ronaldo is too tricky even for his own team.
It has. DEN aren't pressing at all.
Now I'm confused and Danish tv isn't helping.
Is that a line from Monty Python?
Almost realtime updating of the group Takes about 5 minutes after every goal and an F5
GER and POR now top 2.
Because Portugal scored more goals?
Germany lead the group. All other teams have three points and a goal difference of -1
GOAL DEN !
It goes on head to head games then goal difference
Now GER and DEN top 2.
That deli bloke again!
If 3 teams, it's a mini league between the tied teams (pts, gd, g/scored)
I'm a mathematician and even I find it confusing!
Likewise - it basically takes any match involving GER out of the equation and then we look at the table again.
Nice shot by Wesley Schneider
I'm not. Will I suffer from migraines if I attempt to understand it?
GOAL POR !!
Knock yourself out!
Scored by the human neck.
First time he hasn't tripped over the ball
POR beat DEN so they are now #2.
Hellllllo everyone. I hope I don't bring some dullness to the events.
i want my money back from last night's game. this is 100% better.
Doesn't look like you could so far
This is more confusing than the last day of the premier league!
That was simple points and goals - now we have to imagine matches not having happened in order to break ties.
Agger Is such a thug.
Oooo GER went close = corner
I can't believe Helder Postiga is only 30. He must have the same ageing system as Gimmi Bruni
Nothing of it
Mcfly just fluffed it.
Portugal are dominating now.
I can't believe he has an international career... somewhat like Bruni in F1 too.
Stupid foul by Denmark there.
Free kick for GER on the edge of the area
Will lizard man ake it?
For gods sake. Get up nani!
He is used to anyone who goes near him getting booked when he plays for Man U
Lizard man! Using his tongue to smell the air!
The teams that are tied are sorted out by taking only the results between those teams and creating a mini-table (sorted out in the usual way - points, goal difference, goals scored).
So, if there are 2 tied teams, they look at the one match between those teams (don't ask me what they do if that is a draw). If 3 teams are tied, (POR, DEN, NET) then only matches between them are used to create the mini-table: NETvDEN, DENvPOR, PORvNET. I think that about covers it, but does it make sense ... ?
If two teams drew their game then the tie is broken on their respective goal differences in the group
i like f1...
That's what I thought, but didn't know for sure.
Yeah because the rules are clear an apple consistently ;)
Oooo GER close again - DEN are not doing enough here
We need to put all our energy into supporting holland!
Sorry, autocorrect fail on the iPhone :(
The rules are clear once someone breaks them.
The GERs should be fine, come-on-you-NETs
Denmark had a decent chance there.
Half time Net - Por
DEN keeper taking his time about it.
HT DENvGER 1-1
Net poor is an accurate summation of the defending so far.
Half way there and we are back where we started the night
The more things change,
the more they suit Red Bullthe more they stay the same.
gotta pop out. hopefully back before the end. i think we need a second tv for euro 2016!
man walking a ferret??
We could show you highlights of the other game, but nah, that's not interesting.
I don't think I need to be psychic to guess Christine's response.
there's room. we could put one above the other.
Or just go a whole way and do something like this... http://lockerz.com/s/199312776
You should definitely angle for a Bond villain-style wall of screens. And a white cat.
You have the Olympics and World Cup before that
Aren't there four games a day in the World Cup? Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
2 Olympics (don't forget the winter)
Next Euros there are 24 teams not 16 too
Hpw will the groups work there?
It's becoming increasingly clear Mr C needs three or even four screens.
6 groups of 4 I assume
6 groups of 4, top two qualify and the four best third place finishers.
I'm looking forward to some top action between Armenia and Liechtenstein in Lille in 2016. #stupidUEFA
Having 12 teams go through? That doesn't work - has to be a power of 2.
That feels sloppy
That's why they got rid of it at the world cup!
It's great if you're UEFA's accountant.
Moutinho laying it on thick
VLAAR should have scored.
Who went out at HT and put banana skin in the DEN pen area?
Looks like GER are going for a goal, and not just settling for the draw.
Portugal have a whole load of defenders lined up and yet they leave players unmarked every time
They've clearly chosen zone-defence.
I wouldnt have expected anything less
I would've been disappointed by anything less.
And yet holland are still too useless to score!
Offside - ooooo
POR were close on that move
Dutch sat in way too deep
They've got to chose between having Ronaldo run at them or in behind them
Germans resting their players?
I feel like the Germans are just playing with Denmark here.
Seems like Portugal have a couple of wounded.
Before launching a deadly attack, overwhelming their defensive lines?
Like a cat with a half-dead mouse?
Something like that.
Jeez, Neuer, don't do silly things like that.
What, are we trying to use up all the football cliches at once?
Well, at the end of the day ...
The guy who just came on for Portugal has a name that sounds like custard.
Ronaldo scores again
Nice and calmly done by Ronaldo.
Took his time, and made sure of it - he couldn't miss from there, could he?
Now all we need is GOAL DEN.
Nice goal from Portugal.
Holland ate crap.
Could explain their poor fitness.
Blaming foreign food is a sign of a poor team.
Stupi autocorrect and tired le mans eyes!
You should swap in a new set. And hope they're not Dumas'.
That makes more sense
Nah, Ukraine already used that one!
DEN score, and GER drop to 3rd.
GOAL GER !!
Well that's that then.
GER 9, POR 6, DEN 3, NET 0
Unless holland score twice!
How Symmetrical !
Or it might even have to be 3 - not done the maths for that one yet
Need to win by two don't they? So that would be right.
Im just annoyed Portugal and Greece will qualify.
Unlucky van der Vaart
Sooo, Germany v Greece could be interesting...
Has given the NET an edge tonight - but that's not quite enough, too late
Agger just eased it over the bar there.
You couldn't write it!
My god, the announcers are loud in this tournament!
Nani, has been from what I've seen, hopeless.
I love how optimistic the Danish commentators are!
Regardless of what happens, I think Denmark have done really well.
The Dutch team have been hopeless. I don't know who coaches them but their shape has been none existent at times in these three games, in both attack and defence. They could learn something from Barca/Spain, or even Italy.
Is it the same coach as the world cup?
Neuer what were you doing?
Knowing the Dutch, it may well be different.
Bert van Marwijk
Ronaldo hits the post
He was at the World Cup.
Having serious bandwidth issues tonight. Probably due to having streamed 3 video sources for 24 hours!
He started after the last Euros
Something tells me he's going to finish after these ones.
Why are holland so different then?
The egos have gotten a couple of years bigger?
I blame this years tulip crop :)
I think the future is bright for the Dutch. Maybe get rid of some dead wood in the team, bring in the likes of Krul, Luuk de Jong etc. they'll improve fast enough.
I think they need to bide their time a little more. It's all in seventh gear, unlike Spain, Italy, Germany, who can grind teams down a little more.
Bet you would have gotten good odds on Netherlands not scoring a single point
Should expect both Germany and Portugal to get to the semi's, but you never know.
GER & POR will find their group A opponents easy (but having said that ...)
Just seen the original Go Compare advert. #SignsOfTheApocalypse
After all his singing, he is one of the 4 hoarse-men!
Germany are looking good this tournament.
All matches being wins does point at this being the group-of-death
Group of mediocre defending.
A group of ponce-ing around upfront?
For one team, yes.
I'd've said that was the Dutch and Ronaldo.
Ronaldo ponces everywhere, but he does it with purpose.
I watched Portugal v Holland at Dad's, enjoyed it, and liked that the other game at the same time only added to the tension. Portugal the better side in the end. At one stage we were pulling for the Danish, knock out Germany :)
missed the end of le mans and the end of football. shame it finished as it did :(
The best bit happened at the beginning to be honest.
phew. really enjoyed the first half.
Applies equally to Le Mans and to Por v Ned :)