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Euro 2016 Portugal vs Austria : 5 Key Player Battles

Siddharth Nair
|Sat Jun 18 2016


Cristiano Ronaldo vs David Alaba

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Arguably the best young defender in the world, David Alaba will be entrusted with the responsibility of marshaling the Austrian defense in Euro 2016. Cristiano on the other hand is well on his way in to writing his name among the very very best who have ever played this game.

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CR7 to win.


Nani vs Christian Fuchs

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Fresh off winning the Premier League, Christian Fuchs is expected to be one of the leaders for this Austrian team. Nani on the other hand will be determined to make a good impression in the Euros, in order to possibly try and find a move to a big European club again.

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Nani to win.


Joao Moutinho vs Marco Arnautovic

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The talented mid field ace Moutinho will be in charge of the Portuguese engine. His positioning and clever passes will be at the forefront of Portugal’s attacking threat and he will look to find Ronaldo at every opportunity. Marco Arnautovic has built himself a good reputation during his time at Stoke City. A powerful presence with a good eye for goal, Arnautovic will be one of the biggest threats for the Hungarian team.

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Tough to call.


Pepe vs Marc Janko

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The experienced Pepe will be in charge of the Portuguese defense at the Euros. While Janko has forged a good reputation for himself at FC Basel, he will up against a two time Champions League defender for Real Madrid and an experienced leader for Portugal.

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Pepe to get this one.


Ricardo Quaresma vs Zlatko Junuzovic

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In what has been a mini career revival, Quaresma has now become a potent weapon in the Portugal arsenal. His dribbling and trickery will be on full display as he will attempt to outfox the likes of Zlatko and company in the Austrian team.

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Quaresma should win this.


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