Today is the last matchday of the group stage at Euro 2020. After today’s games, we will know the final list of the playoff members. We can enjoy exciting football before the knockout stage begins.
The match of the day
The national team of France planned to win the home Euro 2016 championship. The team of Deschamps had everything for it – cool team, support of tiers, great shape. However, the Portuguese ruined everything by their counterattacks, winning the final minimally. Since then, the team played at the UEFA Nations League, when the French team turned out to be stronger. Thus, the relations of Portugal and France acquired interesting color.
Cristiano Ronaldo shows great game for the second match in a row. He became the best forward in the history of the championship. In the game against the Germans, Cristiano became the player who created the structural element in the attack and did not allow the intrigue to disappear. Thus, his talents will be crucially needed in the game against France. It is not time to lose.
The match between Portugal – France will start at 22:00.
Not only football matters
A little of traditional mathematics. The national team of Ukraine takes the fourth place among the teams who occupied third place. The situation is strained but it is not desperate. Now, we advance Finland and Spain. The Finns cannot change their position and they will leave the championship. The Spaniards have two scores and the match with the Slovaks.
The national team of Portugal is near the Ukrainians and advances them on the difference of made/lost goals. It will be enough for Ukraine if even one of the grandees fails today. Anyway, Ukraine would like to play at the 1/8 final.
Rating of teams at third place at Euro-2020:
- Czechia – 4
- Switzerland – 4
- Portugal – 3
- Ukraine – 3
- Finland – 3
- Spain – 2
Other interesting facts
The teams of Group E will play during the first evening slot. At least, there is no crowd of such grandees as in Group F; however, the game between Slovakia and Spain has to be interesting. Suddenly, Slovakia became the leader in the quarter and almost entered the playoff. The second team still tries to find its game but it does not lose. Slovakia, Poland, and Sweden are not equal rivals for Spaniards. The Spanish team bungles more than its rivals do.
Today, the Spaniards have the last chance to remind everyone how to play football and, the most important thing, to score goals; otherwise, the team of Luis Enrique will not make it to the playoffs.