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Euro 2024:Turkey vs Portugal-Match Preview

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Turkey is all set to take on Portugal in their upcoming group match at the UEFA European Championship.

They started the tournament with a stylish win against Georgia, where Arda Guler made a significant impact by scoring a memorable goal.

Vincenzo Montella’s team will be looking to improve their accuracy in front of the goal in the upcoming games.

Ranked 40th globally, Turkey has been in good form recently and will be aiming to secure a spot in the round of 16 with a victory.

Captain Hakan Calhanoglu is expected to play a pivotal role in midfield alongside Kaan Ayhan, but Montella might contemplate other options such as Salih Ozcan or Okay Yokuslu.

Turkey will be striving to achieve their first victory against Portugal in the European Championship.

For Portugal, having breezed through the Euro 2024 qualifiers with a flawless record of 10 victories out of 10 matches, Portugal found themselves on the brink of a loss in their first Group F clash on Monday when the Czech Republic unexpectedly grabbed the lead in the second half.

However, they were able to finish off the game with a 2-1 win.

Martinez might stick with the 3-4-3 formation that worked against the Czech Republic, with Nuno Mendes likely to play on the left side of the back three alongside Pepe and Ruben Dias, while Diogo Dalot and Joao Cancelo take up the wing-back roles.

Vitinha’s outstanding performance in the last game could earn him another start in midfield next to Bruno Fernandes, meaning Joao Palhinha, Joao Neves, and Ruben Neves might have to settle for substitute roles once more.

The match will start at 4:00pm local time.

Turkey possible starting lineup:
Gunok; Muldur, Akaydin, Bardakci, Kadioglu; Ozcan, Calhanoglu; Guler, Kokcu, Yildiz; Yilmaz

Portugal possible starting lineup:
Costa; Pepe, Dias, Mendes; Dalot, Fernandes, Vitinha, Cancelo; Bernardo, Ronaldo, Leao

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