We're off and running in Germany vs. Portugal, where one of the pre-tournament favourites is taking on the best individual player in Euro 2012. Will the Germans make use of their phenomenal depth everywhere on the pitch? Will Portugal finally provide the support that Cristiano Ronaldo needs to thrive? We'll find out... well, now.
Portugal kick us off, with Helder Postiga rolling the ball to Joao Moutinho. It takes all of ten seconds for play to be stopped for a throw-in, with Nani falling over slightly theatrically in the process. Germany recover possession shortly thereafter. It doesn't take long for the favorites to attack, with right back Jerome Boateng fizzing in an early cross for Mario Gomez. The Bayern Munich forward gets his header on target, but Rui Patricio is able to dive to his right to make the save.
A few seconds later, Mats Hummels is forced to make a crucial interception as Fabio Coentrao looks to pick out Ronaldo in the box. The subsequent corner is delay by people throwing things on the pitch. Why?