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Ronaldo backers in last chance for Matchday 2 captain haul

All eyes are on Cristiano Ronaldo (€12.1m) as Portugal face Germany on the last day of EURO Fantasy Matchday 2.

The talismanic forward is owned by 31% of managers at this stage of the competition, many of whom will have turned to him with their captain’s armband.

After blanks for Romelu Lukaku (€11.1m), Harry Kane (€11.5m) and Kylian Mbappé (€12.0m), the scene could be set for Ronaldo to deliver.

However, Ruben Dias (€6.0m) is the most fashionable Fantasy asset in this encounter, currently sat in 36% of squads.

Despite Ronaldo’s role in penalties, 22% of managers have taken Bruno Fernandes (€10.5m) into Matchday 2, the same number who own mid-priced midfielder Joshua Kimmich (€6.0m).

The Germany international appears to be deployed at right wing-back today, on the opposite flank to Robin Gosens (€5.0m), who is classified as a defender.

13% of those playing UEFA’s game appear to be backing Germany to keep things tight with Manuel Neuer (€6.0m) the joint fifth-most-owned player in this fixture. Antonio Rüdiger (€5.5m) is also owned by the same number of managers.

Portugal XI: Rui Patrício; Guerreiro, Dias, Pepe, Semedo; Carvalho, Danilo; Jota, B Fernandes, B Silva; Ronaldo.

Germany XI: Neuer; Rüdiger, Hummels, Ginter; Gosens, Kroos, Gündogan, Kimmich; Gnabry, Havertz; Gnabry.

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337 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Moxon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Little bit put off Muller now although I did miss the first half. Did he look dangerous at all?

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Almost the least of them to me.
      Would rather Havertz, Gnabry

  2. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    No Ferran Torres. Ahhhh!

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hopefully 3 goals off the bench 😉

  3. JLAEST
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Are there any news on if KDB/Hazard play ? Seeing a lot of WC teams with both

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Confirmed by Martinez they will both start MD 3

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Oh that’s awesome news. I didn’t know that.

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes, Martinez confirmed they need game time and will start.
      I don't have the link though.

      1. methos
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Several sources here in Belgium. This one of them - the most respected newspaper:

        https://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20210618_95019590

        1. methos
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          + is 🙂

        2. Alcapaul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Do you think Batshuayi will start?

          1. methos
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Hard to predict tbh. Martinez hasn't been clear on whether Lukaku will start or not ('it depends on his recuperation after the Denmark game' - quote). I think it also will depend on Lukaku's drive to become the top goalscorer.

            50/50 I'd say. I'll keep you guys posted as soon as I get any hint leaning towards Lukaku or Bat/Benteke

            1. Alcapaul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Ok. Thank you.

              1. methos
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Btw - personal opinion - I would be very surprised to see Mertens start the third game. Doku might get playtime imo.

                Haven't caught wind of it in the media but wouldn't be surprised since Mertens really is out of form.

        3. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Thanks.

      2. methos
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thorgan Hazard btw 100% out of Finland game. Also confirmed by Martinez.

  4. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Captain Torres benched. See you all at the start of the FPL season then

    1. JammySprat
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bold move after MD1 performance

  5. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Given the difficulty in rotation it seems smart to load up in players from tomorrow’s game since we’ll know the line up.

    Italy seems obvious who to go for.

    What about Wales, Switzerland or Turkey?

    Anyone worth getting in? I don’t have a good vibe for them.

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Embolo or Shaqiri only ones I might consider

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Cheers. Turkey defense has been garbage so an attacking Swiss seems smart.

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Rodriguez, Embolo maybe

    3. ivantys
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Just Rodriguez and Shaqiri for Swiss. Embolo has crap stats.

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Which 3 Germany players to get on WC. Changed my mind after watching game about getting Müller so thinking
      Gosens Gnabry Havertz

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I think I’m just doing Havertz and Gosens. It’s a lot of money for the others.

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Not sure even away from Budapest that Hungary will roll over for Germany. Kept Portugal scoreless for >80 mins. Can be good spoilers.

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      BAPS check?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Gosen 3
        Kai 2
        Ronnie 1

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Cheers mate!

    6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sold Kimmich and Jota 🙁

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Pedri and Simon time 😎

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Pedron

    8. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Morata and Moreno both start.

    9. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A) Muller and Yarmolenko
      B) Bellotti and Gnabry

      1. Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        B

    10. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Flaurian neuhaus
      Locatelli
      Renato Sanchez

      All good replacements for wijnaldum.. We will end playing milner thou.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Renato is the one, he looks like he was born to play in a Klopp midfield.

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Neuhaus seems the one we would sign

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Neuhaus gives me xabi alonso vibes.. but i agree with rainer Renato looks the one.

      3. Vertigo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        One out, one in. They'll have somebody in the pipeline already.

    11. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      WC draft #2 (in playing order). Need advice please?

      Donnarumma
      Rodriguez(C1) Meunier Wijndal Gosens
      Insigne KdB(C2) Perisic(C3)
      Embolo Yaremchuk Batshuayi
      Scmeichel Gosens(C4) PTorres Olmo

      1. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        2x gosens?

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Gosens on bench should be Havertz, thank you

          1. Avery
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Looks good. Think Batshuayi will start?

            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Im taking a punt that he will. With KdB and Haz looking to find theur magic behind him, might be a greay differential. Horrible start for me anyway, so dont care too much

    12. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Obviously Havertz scored a goal, but overall who looked more attacking Muller or Havertz?

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Havertz

      2. JLAEST
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Havertz for me but Müller fills a FW slot ..

      3. Licky
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Havertz looked very good, the second goal was as a result of his knock on.

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Thanks everyone.

    13. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 8 days ago

        How does this MD3 LL squad look? If Immobile is not starting I will switch obviously.

        Donnaruma, Buschan
        R.Rodriguez, Meunier, Robertson, Gosens, Alba
        Kdb, Hazard, Gnabry, Yarmolenko, Havertz
        Kane, Immobile, Yarmechuk

        TIA

        1. JammySprat
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Don't fancy Kane, rest looks sweet

          1. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I feel like he has that personality to bounce back from negative media and performance but I agree

              1. JammySprat
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I meant more because Czech are solid not that he isn't good

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Yeah Czech do look very good

            • Milkman Bruno
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Scouting Morata and Moreno now too

              • GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Looks good. Will Donnaruma start?

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Golden glove ? Keeper shouldn’t need a rest really should he?

                    1. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      No. But Mancini might want a reserve keeper to get a game and rest for Donnaruma in game that counts for very little.

                      1. Milkman Bruno
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          I suppose we will have the line up in advance regardless

                          1. GreennRed
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Yeah. I want him or second choice though Wales improved in second game.

                  • Milkman Bruno
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      I really want to risk Lukaku at the expense of Meunier but it could really backfire

                    • Vertigo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Zinchenko over Robertson, if you fancy Ukraine...

                      1. Milkman Bruno
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          He is one on my radar. I am liking Ukraine attack and Zinchenko may be in penalties. I’m considering Maguire too

                    • Bury94
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Please tell me I'm not the only one that captained Torres? It's a good job I'm not taking this too seriously cos if it was FPL I'd be fuming right now 😆

                    • Vertigo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Zinchenko over Robertson, if you fancy Ukraine.

                      1. Vertigo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        (Milkman Bruno)

                        1. Milkman Bruno
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Thanks

                      2. AD2110
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Would it be best to use limitless this week or save it for a later stage?

                        1. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          This week. After limitless your team resets to previous MD team. But after some teams are eliminated in knockout rounds your MD could leave you taking hits if you used limitless the previous MD.

                      3. Garfield1001
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Why is Malen in a lot of wildcard teams? Is he starting?

                        1. St Pauli Walnuts
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Rumoured to be. Theory I've heard is he will be tested along side Depay.

                      4. 03farmboy
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        what Italy players are people going with?

                        1. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Waiting to see lineup tomorrow before deadline.

                      5. Mikel Arteta
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Limitless guys, what do you think about Mbappe against Portugal defence (Semedo) ?

                        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          What did you think of him against Hungary defence? LOL

                        2. EmreCan Hustle
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          I think both teams will try to avoid losing. But Portugal were terrible today at the back. I expect Mbappe to score.

                      6. Thomas Magnum
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        How did Renato Sanches go from best young player @ Euro 2016 to looking unimpressive whilst at Swansea and now at Lille?

                        1. Thomas Magnum
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          The definition of bottomed

                      7. Grounderz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        MD3 is going to be tricky for everyone. Rotation for half of the teams will be sky high yet another half looking to win their final group game.

                      8. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Yaremchuk or Arnautovic?

                        1. EmreCan Hustle
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Yaremchuk

                        2. Thomas Magnum
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Tough, will Arnautovic go straight back into the side?

                          1. Karan14
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            I think so. He is their best striker.

                      9. Alcapaul
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Rumoured Italy team for tomorrow Donnarumma; Toloi, Acerbi, Bastoni, Emerson; Cristante, Jorginho, Verratti; Bernardeschi, Belotti, Pessina.

                        1. Grounderz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Staying clear of the Italian team.

                        2. Thomas Magnum
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Rumoured by whom?

                          1. Alcapaul
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Football Italia.

                        3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          We get line ups so doing nothing until we have them. Going to be a busy hour!

                        4. St Pauli Walnuts
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Seems odd that Chiesa wouldn't get a start if playing reserve team.

                      10. Finding Timo
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Mbappe 8/5 to score anytime v ronaldo 2/1 on paddy power so Mbappe sounds better pick ?’