The Portuguese team entered the 54th edition of the European Championship in the best possible way, this Monday beating Germany, by 10-0, in a game held at the Pavilhão Multiusos de Paredes. Gonçalo Alves, Jorge Silva and Telmo Pinto, with two goals each, were Portugal’s top scorers, contributing to a fair and ‘fat’ victory, by a difference similar to what Portugal only achieved in 2014 (13-3), before the confrontation with France, surprising winner of the game against candidate Italy, in the first game of the day, by 8-5. Spain, champion in title, no disappointments and ‘dispatched’ Andorra by 10-0, on the first day of a championship in which Portugal seeks to rescue, in Paredes, the title lost in Lordelo, in the same municipality, in 2012.
As expected, the Portuguese team likes to take the initiative and control the game, but the Germans were the ones who first created danger, in two transitions, by Matz Zilken, with Girão, who today completed his 96th cap, stopping the shots with two good deeds.
The Portuguese reaction was followed by Gonçalo Alves, with the FC Porto striker and top scorer in the League, with 20 goals, unlocking the score, on the second attempt, with a shot from mid-distance, at eight minutes.
Germany enjoyed the goal, at a time when Portugal quickly won the ball and accumulated near Moritz’s goal, whose ‘iron’ would feel the power of Jorge Silva’s shot, even before Telmo Pinto scored the second for Portugal, after 13.
The superiority of Renato Garrido’s pupils was accentuated and the quality of the rotation in relation to the German combined reinforced the idea, with the third Portuguese goal, by Jorge Silva, once again with a long-distance shot, in the 18th minute, fixing the result. to the break.
The story of the second part boils down to the natural increase in the result by the Portuguese five, always faster with and without the ball, against an apparently conformed Germany without revealing great capacity for reaction.
Gonçalo Alves, Telmo Pinto, Jorge Silva, Henrique Magalhães, Telmo Pinto, Diogo Rafael, João Rodrigues and ‘Rafa’ scored the remaining goals, in a second half in which the differences in quality between the two teams were evident, ending up working as a good rehearsal for Portugal for the second round match, on Tuesday, against France.
Game in the Multipurpose Wall Pavilion
Portugal – Germany: 10-0
At halftime: 3-0
1-0, Gonçalo Alves, 08 minutes.
2-0, Telmo Pinto, 13.
3-0, Jorge Silva, 18.
4-0, Gonçalo Alves, 27.
5-0, Jorge Silva, 29.
6-0, Henrique Magalhães, 30.
7-0, Telmo Pinto, 31.
8-0, Diogo Rafael, 40.
9-0, João Rodrigues, 47.
10-0, Rafa, 48.
Under the refereeing of the Spaniards Sergi Mayor and Ruben Fernandez, the teams lined up:
– Portugal: Ângelo Girão, Henrique Magalhães, Hélder Nunes, João Rodrigues and Gonçalo Alves. Telmo Pinto, Rafael Costa ‘Rafa’, Jorge Silva, Diogo Rafael and Pedro Henriques also played.
Coach: Renato Garrido.
– Germany: Moritz Kreidewolf, Liam Hages, Daniel Strieder, Lucas Karschau and Jan Kutscha. Otto Platz, Max Thiel and Christoph Rindfleisch also played.
Coach: Tobi Wahlen.
Assistance: About 1,200 spectators.