Euro 2012 Open Thread: Germany vs. Portugal

Mezut "Peter Lorre" Oezil

Germany vs. Portugal
Euro 2012 Group B
Saturday, June 9, 245 PM EDT Kickoff
TV: ESPN, ESPN3.com

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Germany go with Hummels and Badstuber in the back, leaving Arsenal's Per Mertesacker on the bench, which is understandable: Hummels is amazing, and Badstuber is Goodstuber. Per has also been out for a long time.

Portugal have no Arsenal players, so forget those guys. Bu Joao Moutinho and Cristiano Ronaldo are neat. Nani is whatever, he's good, do we care, I don't, he plays for Manchester United, and therefore makes me crabby.

Mezut Özil is amazing. That is all.

Germany (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Holger Badstuber, Philipp Lahm; Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos; Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil, Lukas Podolski; Mario Gomez

Portugal (4-3-3): Rui Patrício; João Pereira, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Fabio Coentrão; Miguel Veloso, João Moutinho, Raul Meireles; Nani, Helder Postiga, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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