Venue - Arena Lviv, Lviv
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Germany is expected to have a fully-fit squad for Saturday's encounter with Portugal in Lviv.
Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger did not feature in any of the pre-tournament friendlies due to a calf problem but has been declared fit, and will take his place in central midfield.
Captain Philipp Lahm will start at left back, with his Bayern teammate Jerome Boateng likely to get the nod over Lars Bender on the opposite flank, with the chosen player tasked with shackling Cristiano Ronaldo.
Portugal coach Paulo Bento should recall new Valencia signing Joao Pereira to the starting XI in place of Miguel Lopes at right back. Helder Postiga is vying for a starting berth in attack.
Winger Nani picked up a foot injury in the 3-1 friendly defeat against Turkey last Saturday but is expected to be fit, and will take his place on the right of a front three.
- The teams are meeting for the 17th time. Germany has won eight of 16, Portugal just three.
- Germany have the slight edge in eight competitive encounters, winning three to Portugal's two.
- Their last encounter came in the Euro 2008 quarter-finals, when Germany won 3-2.
- Germany have won 11 competitive matches in a row.
- But they have only won twice in their five friendly matches since Euro 2012 qualifying finished (losing against both France and Switzerland this year).
- Miroslav Klose turns 34 on the day of the Portugal game. He has scored 63 goals in 116 appearances for Germany, and is just five shy of Gerd Muller's national record.
- They are unbeaten in all 10 previous opening matches at Euro final tournaments (5 wins, 5 draws).
- Germany won all 10 of their Euro 2012 qualifying matches, outscoring their opponents 34-7.
- Portugal have only won one of their past six matches.
- And they have suffered goalless draws in three of their past five matches.
- At 27, Cristiano Ronaldo will be playing in his fifth major championship (Euros and World Cup).
- Miguel Lopes and Custódio are yet to make a competitive appearance for Portugal - but won their first caps in the friendly against Turkey on 2 June, a 3-0 defeat.