Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to make an impression against Denmark

The Portuguese face a familiar foe in Denmark on Wednesday evening. The two were drawn together in the qualifiers for both the World Cup and the European Championships and will walk out at Lviv knowing that only a win will keep them booking early flights home from Poland and Ukraine.

Denmark: The Danes pulled off the shock of the tournament so far when they defeated 2010 World Cup finalists Holland on Saturday to go top of Group B and will be full of confidence and resolve going into this fixture. They will be boosted no end by the fact that if they do win they will become the first team to qualify for the knock-out stages.

Coach Morten Olsen has no injury concerns and is likely to name the same starting line-up that beat the Dutch 1-0. Should he opt for a change, however, it could be to recall utility man Michael Silberbauer, who brilliantly marked Cristiano Ronaldo in their home win in the qualifiers last year.

Portugal: After suffering defeat at the hands Germany on Saturday, the pressure is on Paulo Bento's side to deliver. They realise there is no margin for further errors in the Group of Death and a loss to Denmark would eliminate them from the tournament with a game to spare.

Besiktas striker Hugo Almeida has recovered from illness and should replace Helder Postiga, following the Real Zaragoza forward's unimpressive performance against the Germans. Bento also has winger Ricardo Quaresma available for selection after the former Chelsea and Inter Milan player recovered from a leg muscle issue.

Where to Watch Live:

You can follow the game from 5 pm (BST) onwards on ITV 1 and iTV 1 HD, as well as BBC Radio Five and the official UEFA Web site. Catch the highlights on BBC One and the BBC Sport Web site.


Denmark have won seven of their last nine games, while Portugal have only won one of their last seven games

The Danes finished above the Portuguese in qualification for both Euro 2012 and 2010 World Cup

Nicklas Bendtner has scored in all four matches against Portugal, while Nani has scored three times in his last four outings against Denmark.

Olsen's team have won three of the last five meetings between the two sides, which includes the 2-1 qualifying round win in October

Fabio Coentrao, Helder Postiga, Simon Poulsen and William Kvist are all a booking away from suspension

Cristiano Ronaldo's team is yet to register a win in 2012 and have netted just once in their last four games

Probable starting line-up

Denmark (4-2-3-1): Andersen; Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, S Poulsen; Zimling, Kvist; Rommedahl, Eriksen, Krohn-Dehli; Bendtner

Portugal (4-3-3): Rui Patricio; Pereira, Pepe, Alves, Coentrao; Meireles, Veloso, Moutinho; Nani, Almeida, Ronaldo