Portugal-Germany is, without a doubt, the most interesting and highly-anticipated game of the quarter-finals. Both teams have great history in the Olympic Games and overall soccer tournaments and are regulars in the latter stages of these competitions. It will be disappointing to see one of them go so soon, since they could have easily played the final – if they both won their groups.
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Portugal managed to finish 1st in their group without a very large effort, securing this place after only two games – both wins against Argentina and Honduras. Their last game against Algeria was played in a friendlier manner and only finished 1-1.
They will not face their strongest opponent of the tournament so far, and surely have to be in top form to stand a chance against the Germans. They will, of course, rely on their technical forwards and good attacking creativity to carve the German defense open.
On the other hand, the general impression was that Germany did the minimum which they needed to do to progress. They drew South Korea and Mexico in two spectacular games, 3-3 and 2-2, which could have gone either way, only co completely outplay Fiji in the last game of the group and win 10-0.
They scored many goals and give the best scorers in the tournament (Gnabry and Petersen) but also displayed some worrying defensive errors. These are things they must surely avoid against the Portuguese if they want a shot at an Olympic medal.
Although the game will surely be tight, there are a few things which we consider clear outcomes: Germany will score, and we will see a few goals.
We also back the Germans to win the game, because of their superior experience and due to the fact that they are the better team. The Portuguese will surely put up a good fight, but we back the Germans to just about edge this in the end.
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