Surprises in the opening round of matches in Group B, with both the Netherlands and Portugal losing. Must-wins for both today. The Portuguese deserved better against Germany, but maybe the
did not against Denmark.
Denmark vs. Portugal, 12 noon ET
The Danes have put the cat among the pigeons, as it were. Michael Krohn-Dehli lifted the world's #9 team over a profligate Dutch side and need just a point today to be in good shape to advance.
But don't expect the Portuguese to spurn so many chances.
and company just could not break through against the Germans, though they only came to life after
opener. Perhaps playing for more than 15 minutes will help today.
Netherlands vs. Germany, 2:45 pm ET
The Dutch could easily bow out of Euro 2012 today after just two games. It's incumbent on
to ensure that does not happen. And maybe finding a replacement for
; Jaap Stam he is not.
was largely unimpressive on Saturday but found a way to win. That's what short tournaments are about. Let's see if Joachim Low shakes up ...