Portugal held their pre-match news conference and training at Lviv Stadium on Friday (8 June), ahead of their Euro 2012 Group B game against Germany.
Portugal arrived in Ukraine on Friday - and got their first taste of the Arena Lviv.
Most of the attention was focussed on Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo - the undoubted star of the Portuguese team. And the success he's had with Real Madrid this season has made him hungry for more:
"I want to finish good the year. I had a great season - I won a title in Spain. I do it a very, very individual season. But now I am in a national team. I want to do the best for my team. It's my country, the team I support - I'm really focussed for that. I know it will be a big tournament. We are not the favourites which is good for us because it takes a little bit of pressure."
Ronaldo will be expected to provide most of the creative spark for Paulo Bento's team, who only reached Euro 2012 through the playoffs after a slow start in qualification.
Their build-up to the tournament has not been promising- the team struggled to a 3-1 defeat in their last friendly against Turkey.
Now comes one of the hardest tests around - Joachim Loew's Germany, who will start as clear favourites in the Group B match.
And coach Paulo Bento is well aware of the threat Germany pose.
"Well we know as you know that Germany is a great and offensive team with very few weak points. There are very few moments in a game against them that you can benefit from one of their weaknesses - but they occur in every game in football and then we have to be very quick and take our chances."
Bento also has to contend with concerns over Manchester United winger Nani, who is struggling with a foot injury - although the 25-year old did take part in training.
Portugal open their campaign against Germany on Saturday
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The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|