Turkey and Portugal are set to clash in their second Group F match at Euro 2024 on Saturday at 5 PM.


Both teams enter the game on the back of victories in their opening matches, with Turkey defeating Georgia 3-1 and Portugal securing a 2-1 win over Czechia.


Portugal’s coach Roberto Martinez may opt for several changes in his lineup. Diogo Jota and Francisco Conceicao, who made impactful contributions off the bench in the previous game, are pushing for more playing time. Conceicao scored the decisive goal in stoppage time, assisted by Pedro Neto, while Jota had a goal disallowed for offside. Rafael Leao could potentially make way if changes are implemented.

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Despite a relatively quiet first game, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lead Portugal’s attack once again.

Martinez might also tweak his defense, potentially bringing in Goncalo Inacio to allow Nuno Mendes more freedom in attack.

Turkey, under the guidance of Vincenzo Montella, boasts a strong squad. Real Madrid’s Arda Guler, who scored a superb goal against Georgia, will be a key figure once more. Baris Alper Yilmaz is likely to continue leading the frontline, supported by Hakan Calhanoglu in midfield.

Turkey has no injury concerns and could field an unchanged starting eleven. A victory in this match would see them advance to the knockout stages for the first time since 2008.

Ahead of the match, both coaches shared their thoughts:

Vincenzo Montella, Turkey’s coach, emphasized the importance of sticking to their strengths and being patient against Portugal: “We need to play to our strengths and disrupt Portugal’s game by staying compact.”

Roberto Martinez, Portugal’s coach, highlighted the need for his team to control the game and play to their strengths: “This match is crucial for our progression and to foster competitiveness within the team.”

The upcoming match promises to be intriguing as both teams vie for a place in the next round. Fans can catch the action live on GOtv channel 61 and DStv channels 222 and 225.

Possible Lineups:

Turkey: Mert Günok; Mert Müldür, Samet Akaydin, Abdülkerim Bardakcı, Ferdi Kadıoğlu; Kaan Ayhan, Hakan Calhanoglu, Orkun Kökçü, Arda Guler, Kenan Yıldız; Baris Alper Yilmaz

Portugal: Diogo Costa; Joao Cancelo, Rúben Dias, Pepe, Nuno Mendes; Joao Palhinha, Vitinha, Bruno Fernandes; Joao Félix, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva