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2104: (at)chrislehourites: Super DEN upsets NED in Group B of Euro2012: “Raise your glass to the hard working people.” RollingStones (via Twitter).

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2057: Mueller drills the ball across the edge of the penalty box and into the path of Podolski, who drives the ball low at the Portugal goal. Patricio fumbles the ball away before eventually taking control of it.

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(at)simonhaydon: Cagey start to Germany vs Portugal game on a big pitch in high temperatures. Could be a war of attrition. (via Twitter)

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2048: It’s underway in Lviv, Ukraine, and Mario Gomez goes close for Germany, getting ahead of Pepe and directing a header goalwards. Patricio saves well. Portugal then gain a corner after a probing run and shot from Fabio Coentrao. Raul Meireles swings the ball in but Manuel Neuer punches the ball clear.

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2040: Elsewhere, our France reporter Jerome Pugmire writes that Alou Diarra is set to start in place of injured Yann M’Vila for France against England on Monday.

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2038: For Germany, Mesut Oezil will play against his club team-mate Ronaldo whilst Thomas Mueller of Bayern Munich will look to continue his fine form at international level as he aids Mario Gomez in attack. Miroslav Klose will be a danger should he come off the bench. The 34-year-old has scored 63 goals for his country.

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2025: Mario Gomez starts for Germany, with Mats Hummels at center back. Here are the lineups:

Germany: Neuer, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm, Boateng, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Oezil, Mueller, Podolski, Gomez.

Portugal: Patricio, Alves, Pepe, Coentrao, Pereira, Veloso, Moutinho, Meireles, Nani, Ronaldo, Postiga

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