3 Best Attacking Options for Portugal EURO 2024 Lineup

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3 Best Attacking Options for Portugal EURO 2024 Lineup
3 Best Attacking Options for Portugal EURO 2024 Lineup

The Portugal squad for Euro 2024 is a significantly stronger squad than they had when they won first-ever major trophy in 2016. They have the one of the best attacking options along with France and England. Diogo Jota, Rafa Leo, Joao Felix, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Cristiano Ronaldo are the forward playing options for coach. Their squad is loaded with players who can support Ronaldo and make Portugal a contender again. The performance of Portugal in Euro 2024 will depend on coach Roberto Martinez’s ability to choose the best attacking option for starting lineup. It will be exciting to see the Portugal Euro 2024 Lineup. In this article, we have mentioned three best Portugal probable lineup for Euro 2024.

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest players of this generation, is expected to lead the Portugal’s forward line. He is barely showing any signs of slowing down at 39.

Roberto Martinez has recently took over the management of squad in 2024 following Portugal’s elimination from 2022 World Cup.

Portugal Squad for EURO 2024

Portugal UEFA Euro 2024 Squad
Portugal UEFA Euro 2024 Squad

Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Jose Sa (Wolves), Rui Patricio (AS Roma)

Defenders: Antonio Silva (Benfica), Danilo Pereira (Paris St Germain), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Goncalo Inacio (Sporting), Joao Cancelo (Barcelona), Nelson Semedo (Wolves), Nuno Mendes (PSG), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Neves (Benfica), Joao Palhinha (Fulham), Otavio Monteiro (Al Nassr), Ruben Neves (Al-Hilal), Vitinha (PSG)

Forwards: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nassr), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Francisco Conceicao (Porto), Goncalo Ramos (PSG), Joao Felix (Barcelona), Pedro Neto (Wolves), Rafael Leao (AC Milan).

Portugal EURO 2024 Lineup : (4-4-2)

Portugal Euro 2024 Playing 11
Portugal Euro 2024 Playing 11

For a long time, Portugal has been using this formation of two strikers, so this might be Portugal probable lineup in Euro 2024. This lineup is based on the prediction that Cristiano Ronaldo is not likely to get a place in the starting 11. In this formation, Joao Silva has been picked instead of Pepe to anchor defence along with young Ruben Dias. Joao Cancelo and Nuno Mendes will be relentless forces up the right-flank and left-flank. Vitinha and Otavio will hold midfield and allow Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva to bring their dynamic form to the international stage. In attack, Rafa Leao will be one of the two strikers. The choice of second striker will be very difficult for the coach. The forward options available in Portugal squad for Euro 2024 are Goncalo Ramos, Joao Felix, Diogo Jota and Cristiano Ronaldo. After seeing the last season performances with PSG, Ramos should get the chance to partner with Leao.

Portugal EURO 2024 Lineup : (4-3-3)

Portugal Euro 2024 Lineup
Portugal Euro 2024 Lineup

This formation is just one of the many attacking formations available for Portugal probable lineup. The 4-3-3 formation will be best suitable to utilize the forward players in Portugal squad for Euro 2024. The only concern about this lineup is that it is too attack oriented. The defence will be as usual like in other formations. Joao Cancelo and Mendes will guard the flanks. Ruben Dias will be the main defender for Portugal in Euro 2024. Although, the coach might give a chance to another player instead of Pepe. In the midfield, the responsibility to hold the possession will be taken by Neves and Vitinha. Bruno Fernandes will get to play at his best position of attacking midfielder in this formation. Bernardo Silva is a player who can play at either wing, but he will be most effective at right. Cristiano Ronaldo will play as traditional center striker, a position in which he has adapted himself. The position of left winger might be a bit confusing as there are two options available, Joao Felix and Rafa Leao.

Portugal EURO 2024 Lineup : (4-2-3-1)

Portugal Euro 2024 Lineup
Portugal Euro 2024 Lineup

Another Portugal probable lineup is a formation of 4-2-3-1. A very few chances are there that Roberto Martinez will go with this formation. It is true that Ronaldo has been selected in Portugal Squad for Euro 2024 but it is unlikely that he will get a place in the starting 11. There are some probabilities that Portugal may lineup in 4-2-3-1 formation with two defensive midfielders. Ruben Dias will surely start for Portugal in all matches at Euro 2024. Either Danillo or Pepe will be selected in the defence. Joao Cancelo is the best option at right back whereas at left flank, youngster Nuno Mendes might be a surprising selection by the coach. Portugal squad for Euro 2024 has good defensive midfielders like Ruben Neves, Vitinha, Otavio and Joao Palhinha. Neves and Vitinha will be suitable in this formation. Felix will get the position of central attacking midfielder. Bernardo Silva will be comfortable at right flank and Bruno can adjust him at left flank. Rafa Leao will be the main goal scorer of the team.