When Portugal last played Germany, Cristiano Ronaldo was upstaged by tricky winger with an eye for goal and Bastian Schweinsteiger is eager to make the same impact in Thursday's Euro 2008 quarter-final.
Schweinsteiger left it too late to produce his best form at the 2006 World Cup but when he did it was spectacular, as he scored twice in Germany's 3-1 win over Portugal for the third-place.
"I had a fantastic match at the World Cup and that does play a role, mentally speaking," Schweinsteiger said at a news conference on Wednesday.
"This is going to be a much harder game. Portugal have improved since then and I think they're the strongest team here.
"I should meet Ronaldo on the same bit of the pitch but Portugal are not just about him. They also have Deco, Simao, (Joao) Moutinho."