This evening, defending European champions Portugal face Hungary in the first match of Euro 2020.
The Portuguese won Euro 2016 after defeating France in the final in Paris, but they will have to wait five years to defend their title as Euro 2020 was postponed by a year owing to the pandemic.
Portugal has been dealt a rough hand in Group F, with France and Germany still in the mix, but Cristiano Ronaldo and his team have a wonderful chance to get off to a winning start against Hungary.
Hungary Vs Portugal Possible Line Up
Hungary possible lineup: Gulacsi, Fiola, Orban, At. Szalai; Lovrencsics, Nego, Nagy, Kleinheisler, Holender, Sallai, Ad. Szalai.
Portugal possible lineup: Rui Patrício; Nélson Semedo, Rúben Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Rúben Neves, William, Bruno Fernandes; Bernardo Silva, Ronaldo, Diogo Jota
Hungary vs Portugal News
The group of death gets underway this evening at 5 p.m. with Hungary taking on defending champions Portugal.
With games against the last two World Cup winners, Germany and France, the holders are under a great deal of pressure tonight. Fernando Santos has already been dealt a big setback, with Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo ruled out of the competition after testing positive for coronavirus. Diogo Dalot of Manchester United has taken his spot.
Despite their arduous preparation over the last seven days, Portugal has a strong track record at the Euros over the last ten years. Their last regular-season loss occurred in the opening match of Euro 2012, when they were defeated by Germany.
Meanwhile, Hungary is likely to face the most difficult challenge of any team in the tournament. Having said that, they are not under any duress; they are expected to be the group’s whipping boys.
Dominik Szoboszlai, RB Leipzig midfielder and Hungarian talisman, will be attempting to lead his squad to an unexpected triumph against an all-star Portuguese lineup.
Hungary vs Portugal Prediction
Hungary 1- 2 Portugal