Euro 2016: Can Germany keep a semi-final clean sheet for the first time?

UefaeuropeanchampionshiptrophyWith the semi-finals about to kick in at Euro 2016 tournament, SBC brings some more bite-size facts about teams in the final four, as provided by iSportGenius.

Portugal vs Wales: Kick-off Wednesday July 6, 8:00pm BST

  • Seven of the last 11 semi-finals at the UEFA Euros have gone to extra time, five of which went to penalties.
  • Each of Portugal’s last six matches at the UEFA Euros have resulted in a draw after normal time.
  • Portugal has previously played in four semi-finals at the UEFA Euros, losing three of them, with all three defeats coming in either extra time or penalties.

Germany vs France: Kick-off Thursday July 7, 8:00pm BST

  • Germany has emerged triumphant in each of its last three meetings with France at major tournaments.
  • Germany has previously played in seven semi-finals at the UEFA Euros, winning five despite never keeping a clean sheet.
  • Including friendlies, France has scored at least two goals in eight of its last nine internationals.

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