WATCH: Portugal unveil line-up for Euro 2024 clash against Turkey through creative idea shot straight from stadium

Portugal v Czechia: Group F - UEFA EURO 2024
Portugal v Czechia: Group F - UEFA EURO 2024 (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal will face Turkiye in their second group stage clash in Euro 2024 on Saturday, June 22. They started their Euro 2024 campaign with a scrappy win against Czechia, coming back to win 2-1 after going behind in the 62nd minute. On the contrary, Arda Guler's Turkiye managed a convincing 3-1 win against Georgia.

The Portuguese social media team decided to get creative while posting their starting XI for the all-important match against Turkiye. Shot straight from the Signal Iduna Park, the video shows someone flicking through their smartphone screen as each player of in the Portugal starting lineup is unveiled.

Roberto Martinez has decided to go with the tried and tested forward lineup of Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Rafael Leao. Meanwhile, Vitinha, Joao Palhinha, and Bruno Fernandes are in charge of managing the midfield. In the defense, the veteran duo of Pepe and Ruben Dias will act as the center-backs. Joao Cancelo and Nuno Mendes will complete the defense. As expected, Diogo Costa will be the person in between the sticks for Ronaldo's side.


Arda Guler benched for Turkiye in their all-important Euro 2024 clash vs. Portugal

Turkiye v Georgia: Group F (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Turkiye v Georgia: Group F (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Both Turkiye and Portugal are at 3 points in Group F after their first game. A win for either team will not only guarantee qualification into the playoffs but also place them at the top of the group. In such an important clash, Vincenzo Montella has taken the call to bench the team's starlet Arda Guler.

The 19-year-old Real Madrid prodigy was one of the star performers in Turkiye's Euro 2024 opener against Georgia. He produced an immaculate left-footed curler that beat the goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili and made it 2-1 for the Turkish side.

Montello cited fatigue as the reason to start Guler from the bench.

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