Euro 2012 Open Thread: Portugal vs. Netherlands, Denmark vs. Germany

HAMBURG, GERMANY - MAY 26: Morton Olsen, head coach of Denmark ponders during the International friendly match between Brazil and Denmark at the Imtech Arena on May 26, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Portugal vs. Netherlands
Group B Round 3
Sunday, June 17, 245 PM EDT
TV: ESPN, ESPN3, Deportes

Denmark vs. Germany
Group B Round 3
Sunday, June 17, 245 PM EDT
TV: ESPN2, ESPN3, Deportes

Group B is a bit of a shocking mess right now. As Ryan Rosenblatt sums it up over at SBN's Euro 2012 page (which you should all be reading!):

Germany advance if: The Germans are in with a win or a draw no matter what else happens and they do so as the winners of Group B. Even if Germany loses they are still through so long as the Netherlands win or they draw with Portugal. If Germany lose and Portugal win then the Germans are most likely out, unless it's an exceptionally weird scenario.

Portugal advance if: As long as Portugal win they are through to the quarterfinals and even if they draw they are through so long as Denmark do not beat Germany. If Portugal loses then they can still advance, but only if they lose by one goal and Germany beat Denmark.

Denmark advance if: A win and Denmark are the Group B winners, but they almost certainly need a win to get through. Otherwise they need to draw and hope Netherlands draw Portugal or they are going home.

Netherlands advance if: The Netherlands need to beat Portugal by at least two goals and have Germany beat Denmark. That's it, but after taking zero points from two matches they are lucky to have any chance at all.

Denmark Lineup (4-2-3-1): Stephan Andersen; Simon Poulsen, Daniel Agger, Simon Kjaer, Lars Jacobsen; William Kvist, Niki Zimling; Michael Krohn-Delhi, Christian Eriksen, Tobias Mikkelsen; Nicklas Bendtner

Germany Lineup (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Philipp Lahm, Holger Badstuber, Mats Hummels, Lars Bender; Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger; Lukas Podolski, Mesut Özil, Thomas Müller; Mario Gomez

Portugal Lineup (4-2-3-1): Rui Patricio; Fabio Coentrao, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Joao Pereira; Raul Miereles, Joao Moutinho; Silvestre Varela, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani; Helder Postiga

Netherlands Lineup (4-2-3-1): Maarten Stekelenberg; Jetro Willems, Ron Vlaar, Joris Mathijsen, Gregory Van der Wiel; Nigel de Jong, Rafael Van der Vaart; Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Robin van Persie; Klass-Jan Huntelaar

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