Jun 13, 2012 02:09 PM EDT
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One of the biggest games of Euro 2012 will take place today; Netherlands vs Germany. The Group B opponents will face off in one of the fiercest rivalries in world soccer. The game can be watched live on ESPN at 2.45 p.m. or fans can watch online through live streaming (details below).
The surprise opening game defeat for Holland has put huge pressure on the Dutch to get a result against Germany. Holland succumbed to Denmark in their opening game, and now must get points from Germany to realistically stand a chance of getting out of the group stages of Euro 2012.
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Following Portugal's last gasp 3-2 win over Denmark earlier on Wednesday, Holland now know that if they draw they wouldn't be out of the competition and that may not be as bad a result than if Denmark were able to cling on for a 2-2 draw - that result would have forced Netherlands into a must-win situation against the Germans.
However, Germany would like nothing better than to get the victory to all but knock out their fierce rivals from the competition, and they will be going for the victory in Wednesday's second game.
The predicament Netherlands fund themselves in is surprising; they made it to the final of the World Cup in 2010, and displayed fantastic form in qualifying for Euro 2012, scoring more goals than any other team in their qualification. However, the Dutch lost their scoring touch against Denmark, having an astonishing 28 shots on goal.
Germany are probably the favorites for this encounter, coming off the back of 12 straight wins in competitive games, Joachim Loew couldn't have asked for better preparation for his side.
Germany vs. Netherlands can be watched live on ESPN from 2.45 p.m. and fans can also watch the game online through live streaming on ESPN3 by clicking HERE.
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