Germany against Portugal - two great footballing nations.
Patricio has been Portugal's Number 1 since summer 2011 and, at the age of 24, he is already taking part in his second European Championships. Back home, he is regarded as the greatest Portuguese goalkeeper since Vitor Baia
Manuel Neuer has made 26 appearances for Germany. He was only to blame for three of the 19 goals he has conceded in that time...
...yet he has a remarkable record of saving 81 per cent of shots on his goal. He has kept eleven clean sheets and Germany have lost only twice with him in goal - Neuer is one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha, better known as
...but Nani comes up against one of the best defenders in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo (l.) is one of the best footballers in the world and he is incredibly potent: last season in the Champions League, he scored ten goals and created a further three
In qualifying, Ronaldo had a hand in ten goals in eight matches (seven goals, three assists) and he is going to be a real handful for...
...Jerome Boateng, who is likely to play on the right of the Germany defence. There is plenty of room for improvement in Boateng's statistics of 56.3 per cent tackles won, although he has rarely played in his preferred position in the centre for Germany:
While Klose (l.) has scored 14 times in World Cup finals (second only to Brazil's Ronaldo, 15), he has only netted twice in European Championships' finals. The battle between Klose and Pepe pits two of the world's best against each other:
Mereiles will come up against
Schweinsteiger has already played 90 internationals (12th highest all-time), despite being only 27 and he has been directly involved in 58 goals, scoring 23 and setting up 35. Should Schweinsteiger remain fit: