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Mario Gomez looks to be hitting top form as the tournament progresses.
Before the tournament started, the "Group of Death" was seen as a given. "Who will join Germany in the quarters out of Group B," many asked.
After the first two games, nothing has changed.
Germany has two wins out of two games and look the part as one of the favorites of the tournament.
The other three teams in the group all have a chance at advancing, and that's all a neutral fan could ask for.
Portugal beat Denmark late to assure themselves a shot at progressing, while Denmark can still advance as well, albeit they have to beat or draw with Germany along with some help to do so.
The Netherlands, meanwhile, have their work cut out for them. The Dutch have to beat Portugal by a two-goal margin and hope that the Germans finish off the Danes, something most people are expecting.
Netherlands looked awful in the first half against Germany. After some offensive second-half adjustments, they looked much better.
There is no doubt in my mind that the Dutch will not come out with two defensive midfielders against Portugal, and will most likely include either Van der Vaart or Huntelaar in the starting lineup, if not both. They play much better when they are offensively-minded and the two defensive midfielders formation needs to be thrown away—FOREVER.
Portugal will not sit back either, since both group games are at the same time and they will not be sure what Denmark is doing against Germany.
The Portugal vs. Netherlands match looks very much like it could be the match of the tournament, based on what is at stake for both nations.
I see Germany being too strong for a very good Danish side, while the Portugal vs. Netherlands match promises to be a roller coaster with both emotions and play on the field. In the end, a draw might just be enough for Ronaldo and Portugal to advance to the quarter-finals.
Germany vs. Denmark 2:0
Portugal vs. Netherlands 2:2