EURO 2020

Portugal Set Unwanted Euro Record During 4-2 Loss to Germany

Defending Euro champions Portugal lost to Germany
Defending Euro champions Portugal lost to Germany / Markus Gilliar/Getty Images

Defending Euro champions Portugal set an unwanted record in their 4-2 loss to Germany on Saturday night.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for his side in Munich, but Fernando Santos' men were unable to build on that early momentum. And Germany, who were under pressure after losing their Euro 2020 opener to France, hit back with four goals before Diogo Jota grabbed a second consolation goal.

According to Opta, Portugal are the first reigning Euro champions to concede four goals in one game. This was only the second time Portugal have conceded four goals - the first time was against Germany too, at the 2014 World Cup.

Own goals from Ruben Dias and Raphael Guerreiro turned the tie on its head following Ronaldo's 15th-minute opener, and Kai Havertz, who ran the show on the night, scored Die Mannschaft's third, before Robin Gosens added the fourth, ensuring Joachim Low's side ended the game with three much deserved points.

France continue to top Group F but were held to a 1-1 draw by Hungary. Germany moved up to second with yesterday's win, and the "Group of Death" sees the final round of fixtures on Wednesday, with Portugal set to take on Les Blues.