Andrea Stefani (Italy) With his 102nd shot for Portugal in a major tournament, Cristiano Ronaldo scores his sixth goal for Portugal at a major tournament, a goal that currently has them heading through. I've lost count of how many efforts he's had now, but he's surely going to score again if this continues. Live Scores, Results & match details of Portugal by Mario Gómez (Germany)[20], Assistant referees: [5], In the first round, Denmark upset Netherlands 1–0 with a 24th-minute goal from Michael Krohn-Dehli. "Why don't you just type the full goal description as a new update? I'm really starting to enjoy this new qualification system," says Colt Kennedy. Up the other end, Huntelaar, the New Galoot, volleys wide of the left post after a poor defensive header had fallen his way. 30 min: Now Portugal are rampant. July 01, 2012 Spain vs. Italy. The final tournament, held between 8 June and 1 July 2012, was co-hosted for the first time by Poland and Ukraine, and was won by Spain , who beat Italy 4–0 in the final at the Olympic Stadium , Kiev , … He's got some learning to do, this kid. Stekelenburg is there. The Italian referee waves play on, perhaps mistakenly, but despite Postiga buzzing around the Holland area, Ronaldo is more interested in lambasting the referee, bellowing at him and stamping at his feet like an angry toddler, is toys well and truly thrown out of the pram. If Holland win by two goals and Denmark lose, their goal difference will be the best. Recent history is not on their side however, Holland having failed to beat Portugal in their last eight matches, their last victory over the Portuguese coming in qualifying for Euro 92. 90 min+3: Joao Pereira has been booked for something or other. Le championnat d'Europe de football 2012, communément abrégé en Euro 2012, est la quatorzième édition du championnat d'Europe de football, compétition organisée par l'UEFA et rassemblant les meilleures équipes masculines européennes. He clipped a sublime pass from right to left towards Ronaldo. Portugal opened Euro 2012 with a 1-0 loss to Germany but rebounded to beat Denmark 3-2. Viktor Shvetsov (Ukraine) Euro 2012: Holland are sent home by Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo. Anyway, do Sneijder and Pereira see something revolting under the ball? 32 min: The opening half hour has flown by in a flash. INSTAGRAM; Euro 2012 – Portugal 3 Denmark 2 He's scored five goals. Fourth official: "Is there somewhere we're able to see such highlights and I just missed the memo?". Who knew? That was an excellent chance. The Guardian style guide has it thus: Holland should not be used to mean the Netherlands (of which it is a region), with the exception of the Dutch football team, who are conventionally known as Holland. He's hustled away from it by Pepe and Patricio collects with any fuss. He's being afforded so much time by the non-existent Holland midfield though, Nigel de Jong ploughing a lone furrow at the base of it. A 5 percent success rate. 58 min: "Re: the accusation that Ronaldo is one-dimensional," says Christopher Burke. 66 min: Ibrahim Afellay comes on for Jetro Williams, so Holland are now playing with three defenders plus Nigel de Jong at the back. Additional assistant referees: Did you know that edam is cheese made backw [SNIP! says Phil Sawyer. "What's going on here, Jacob?" Euan Norris (Scotland), Man of the Match: Pereira plays Nani through on goal, but his attempted chip lands on the roof of the net. It's no contest at all, as he ducks inside, on to his right foot, and then clips the left post with a low right-footer from the edge of the area. Michael Krohn-Dehli (Denmark)[14], Assistant referees: Euro 2012 - phase finale : retrouvez le calendrier et les résultats de la compétition sur L'Équipe. Aargh!". says Peter Scott. Matej Žunič (Slovenia) Holland started well and caught Portugal cold with Rafael van der Vaart's pearler, but since then Portugal have delighted in the wide open spaces left by the non-existent Holland midfield. 80 min: Alves heads a corner back across goal, and Oliveira heads straight at Stekelenburg. ___ 21 min: Van der Vaart's corner from the right is headed over by De Jong from close range at the far post. All games should be like this. GOAL! 50 min: This might be the first ugly challenge I've seen in this tournament, as Willems rashly goes scything into the back of Moutinho, wrapping his legs around the Portuguese midfielder. 20 min: The chances are coming at a furious pace. He shuffles inside on to his left foot and then cracks one just past the right post. The following is a list of squads for each national team competing at the Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Ronaldo breaks clear on the left again but his wonderful low cross somehow evades every Portugal attacker. So far the under-fire Bert van Marwijk, who appears certain to leave after the Euros, has resisted those calls, but his hand has surely been forced after the defeat to Germany, when even despite the presence of two defensive midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mesut Ozil still ran riot. Willems will miss the quarter-final if Holland go through. Silvestre Varela's late winner for Portugal against Denmark on Wednesday actually kept Holland in the tournament for the time being, and yet could ultimately be a contributory factor in their exit. Portugal no Euro. Then you point out that Germany could get knocked out and here they score. Who'll be doomed? Carlos Clos Gómez (Spain). 18 min: Portugal got away with one here. 7 min: Ronaldo's free-kick takes a nick off the top of the wall and loops over for a corner on the left. This has to stop. A captain's goal. "You made fun of Ronaldo's shots to goals ratio (not that anything wrong with that) and he scores two tonight. Do they sell it in "shops"? ... June 27, 2012 Portugal vs. Spain. The move started from a poor clearance from Willems, who allowed Portugal to come straight back at the creaking Dutch defence. 4 min: Arjen Robben cuts inside from the right, on to his left foot and [MBM reporter reaches for the CTRL C and V keys] shoots over the bar. 63 min: This is much more even than the first half now, Holland much tighter at the back. 16 min: There's Ronaldo's century! He didn't have the pace to really get clear though, and his scuffed finish allowed Stekelenburg to make the save, conceding a corner in the process. 20 yards out, Oliveira ignores Ronaldo to his left and hits a useless shot wide. So the first two quarter-finals are going to be Germany v Greece and Portugal v Czech Republic. Holland need to score two, but the way this is going, Ronaldo is going to fill his boots. If Denmark lose they are out. He cuts inside and then finds Coentrao with a cute pass on the edge of the area. "Euro 2012 Draw: Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Denmark land in "Group of Death, "UEFA Euro 2012 Group of Death: Germany with Portugal & Holland. After Khalid Boulahrouz had elbowed Figo. It's really dependent on the knife too. Did I miss a memo? 8 min: A brief moment of worry for Holland in their own area. They've dominated the early period of this second half and certainly have the firepower to score again. 70 min: "A tough cheese?" To be fair, they also had Cristiano Ronaldo in unstoppable form, which tends to be quite useful. Portugal 2-1 Holland (Ronaldo, 74 min): As predicted Holland are punished on the counter-attack and Ronaldo has shown Nani how to deal with a simple chance in some style. Ronaldo will take it. Nani scoops a Scholes-style pass over the defence to Ronaldo, whose attempt to place a careful shot into the far corner is blocked. If the second half is only half as pulsating as the first half was, we're in for a treat. Wow. Spain vs. Portugal. Terrible angle? He tries to Van der Vaart it in, but Stekelenburg pats it aside for a corner, which will be delayed while Meireles receives treatment. Mesut Özil (Germany)[16], Assistant referees: Bye! Michaël Annonier (France) You don't get Ronaldo? Minute-by-minute-report: Can Ronaldo fire Portugal to the final at the expense of Spain? don't just read. I'm merely following orders. UPI/Chris Brunskill This has easily been the best individual performance by anyone so far. He puts in another decent cross here, but Ronaldo can't quite reach it. English. 43 min: Nani is also having a very good game and is giving Willems a torrid time whenever he sees the ball. There'd been a beheading or two by this point in 2006. Frédéric Cano (France) You won't be missed, not this time, not at this tournament. [8] In the next match, Netherlands and Germany continued their longstanding rivalry. He could have hit it first time, but a gentleman always takes his time, and he took the chance in swaggering fashion, cutting inside to leave Van der Wiel on his backside before slamming it into the bottom-left corner from close range. Tournament. Good. A song to send them on their way. 49 min: A defensive header falls to Moutinho in space on the edge of the Holland area, but his wonky volley flies well over. Either way it wasn't very good. Moutinho sends a corner into the area and he romps on to it, heading just past the right post. Two defeats in two games – the first when they were stunned by Denmark, the second when they were unceremoniously brushed aside Mario Gomez – have left them on the brink of elimination in the first round and in need of a minor miracle against Portugal tonight. 13 min: That goal alone isn't enough for Holland though. 33 min: Ronaldo is unplayable in this mood. Quite frankly, they've stunk the place out and exit with three defeats from three games, perhaps their worst ever showing at a major tournament. Group B of UEFA Euro 2012 began on 9 June 2012 and ended on 17 June 2012. This match is only going one way. Nani has another dig from 20 yards out but balloons it over. This is what football's all about. They will progress with a draw unless Denmark win. What's to get? The match finished with two of the dismissed players Deco and Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who had both just become European champions at Barcelona, sitting together by the side of the pitch, watching the madness unfold. WARSAW, Poland (AP) — In the first quarterfinal at Euro 2012, Portugal beat the Czech Republic 1-0 on Thursday. The pool was made up of the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Portugal. However if Portugal score again and Denmark win 2-1 – it's 1-1 at half time in the other game – Germany would be out. Only, apparently, it does." Holland can't defend. "The Portuguese defense must definitely be the best (at most 2nd best) in the Euros," says Ashwini Dubey. Geography corner. This time he curls it with his right foot from 25 yards out. 50 min: Sneijder pings a cross into the area. 35 min: Ronaldo is everywhere. Watch full Euro 2012 football matches online on Footballia. How many trophies has he inspired his club sides to? "I don't understand," says Nigel Anderson. Good. 61 min: "There's a proper technique for cutting extra mature cheddar?" David Fernández Borbalán (Spain) "No, sorry, I don't get Ronaldo," says Andrew Mullinder. Are either side going to bother with defending here, or is it going to be a shambolic free-for-all? "But if the results could somehow contrive to send Germany out then all will be forgiven. And this is a family website too, so none of your smut. The myriad permutations in Euro 2012’s Group B for bedlam played out Sunday with Germany and Portugal advancing to the quarterfinals: Portugal squashed the Netherlands, 2-1, while Germany defeated and eliminated Denmark by the same score.. After early jitters and a goal by Rafael van der Vaart, who earned the start for the desperate Dutch, Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo sprang to life. Ronaldo takes advantage of the wide open spaces left by Holland on the left flank. WAIT! Additional assistant referees: Just occasionally, I feel this should be encouraged. Bye Holland! "How can Holland still get through?Russia went out despite better goal difference than Greece because of their head-to-head result. Stekelenburg probably had it covered though. World Cup finalists two years ago, their Euro 2012 campaign has so far been less Total Football, more Total Farce. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) Edge of the box with two teammates near the penalty spot in space? Dearie me. Tom Harald Hagen (Norway) 25 min: Oof. Holland need to score twice and hope Germany win. Van Persie, who has been so disappointing, has a pop from 25 yards out. Contrast that to Robben, a player who is truly one dimensional (5 assists in the league season for Bayern last year).". I think one of the Portuguese subs has to act as his stylist. Then you won't have any problem with autorefresh," says Tom Smith. Some cheese, perhaps?". 86 min: Holland have disintegrated. Mathias Klasenius (Sweden) Eventually Portugal do get a free-kick, 30 yards from goal. Martin Atkinson (England) Additional assistant referees: That was a superb month of football and it's arguable that the overall standard was higher. About Footballia. They end the group with six points and will play the Czech Republic in the last eight. Holland are in moody black. Because sometimes it's easier to let you know a goal has been scored, give the minimum detail and then add more once we've seen the replays. It is the fourth time Portugal have reached … No one's headbutted anyone yet. Minute-by-minute report: Cristiano Ronaldo's double sent Portugal through to the last eight and a dismal Holland on their way out. Group B of UEFA Euro 2012 began on 9 June 2012 and ended on 17 June 2012. Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed talk that their Spanish rivals have reason to complain because they have two days less to recover before their Euro 2012 semi-final clash on … Oh to be a fly on the wall in Johan Cruyff's living room tonight*, because it's not looking good for the Dutch. "Surely it should have been a scrum.". That was his 99th shot for Portugal in an international tournament. However, Portugal's Silvestre Varela scored in the 87th minute to give Portugal the win. They need to both score again and hope Germany beat Denmark. Matej Jug (Slovenia) Fourth official: This was a ludicrous affair that ended up resembling a bar-room brawl in the Wild West rather than of a football match, one in which ended with the referee completely losing the plot, as he dished out 16 yellow cards, sent off two players from each side and missed Luis Figo's headbutt on Mark van Bommel (or maybe he saw it, and correctly deigned there was nothing wrong with it). The ball was sent back to Meireles at the far post, and he belted a volley into the side-netting. And anyway, as I remember it, most of the fouls last time were frustrated, tetchy, childish efforts rather than genuine career-ending assaults. Oh dear. "All he's doing is shooting every time he gets it. How on earth did he mess that? Up the other end, Robben's shot from the right hits Huntelaar and Patricio saves. 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"Surely the Holland defence crumbles more easily than a piece of Lancashire (the crumbliest of cheeses)?" Half time in The Cristiano Ronaldo Show: Portugal 1-1 Holland. 60 min: GOAL! Nani went over to take the corner and then just tried to fool Holland, gently tapping it out of the quadrant, before running away and leaving it to Meireles. 22 min: Another chance, another miss and more frustration for Ronaldo. 57 min: More cheese chat. Anyone feeling lucky?". I'm going to have to test out the Lancashire. He has been outstanding. Portugal's Helder Postiga, left, and Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger fight for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group B match between Germany and Portugal in Lviv, Ukraine, Saturday, June 9, 2012. "I was linked this delightful chart showing the full glory of the qualifications. "Is it, for instance, as crumbly as Cheshire cheese or Caerphilly? Me too. They've gone soft. There's a problem with the auto-refresh tool. 64 min: Portugal make their first change, the exciting Nelson Oliveira, who gave Germany plenty of problems, on for Spurs legend Helder Postiga. Leading into the third round, all four teams were still able to qualify and no team was already qualified, despite the fact that Germany had 6 points and Netherlands had 0 points. He just couldn't jump high enough, else he surely would have scored. Cut back and shoot rather than cross it. On the preparation, the Football Federation made a contract with Luiz Felipe Scolari to … He leaves that to the man behind him, Willems, who sees his cross from the left deflected, interesting Huntelaar. 6 min: Moutinho is felled by a challenge in the middle of the Holland half. Portugal will also be through if they lose by a one-goal margin and Denmark are also beaten. North and South Holland make up less than half of the population of the country of The Netherlands, representatives of whom are currently playing a football match against Portugal. 11 min: "That was never a free kick to Portugal just now," says Robin Hazlehurst. He was unmarked, should have scored and he knows it as well. It only takes two goals. PORTUGAL Rui Patricio: Made some fantastic saves in extra time to keep his side … Yeah. Really easily, especially if not cut with proper technique. • Denmark will progress with any win. Immediately Portugal broke, Moutinho finding Nani in oodles of space down the right flank. Paolo Tagliavento (Italy), Man of the Match: Portugal: Patricio; Pereira, Alves, Pepe, Coentrao; Veloso, Moutinho, Meireles; Nani, Postiga, Ronaldo. Marcin Borski (Poland) To whit, they need a 2-0 win over the Portuguese to go through and then for Germany to beat Denmark in the other game. He's released in acres of space down the left flank and charges at the retreating and exposed Vlaar. Here come the teams. They will be knocked out, though, if they lose to Denmark by any result other than a one-goal defeat in which Germany score at least two AND [their caps not mine] Portugal win. Fredy Fautrel (France) They were unable to clear the corner properly and when it was wheeched back into the area, Postiga clattered into Stekelenburg as the goalkeeper came out to claim the ball. How many goals did he score last season? Ever. Six years on and Van Bommel is still stomping around pitches acting the eedjit, a major factor for why many neutrals have fallen out of love with Holland. Nani curls an excellent cross into the area from the right and Ronaldo powers in from the left, gets above his marker and bullets a header goalwards but straight down the throat of Stekelenburg, who pushes it away. Ruddy Buquet (France), Assistant referees: The Guardian match report from the game refers to the "unappealing behaviour" of the "unpleasant" Van Bommel, who had a hand in booting Cristiano Ronaldo off the pitch after 34 minutes. The Euro 2012 semi-final match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine on June 27, 2012. GOAL! Shoot. Like a tough cheese. The table as it stands: Germany and Portugal are both going through, Germany as group winners with seven points. The clues were there tonight: Holland were a bunch of talented strangers, while an effervescent Portugal were so much more than the sum of their parts and fully deserved their win. The focus of Portugal's Euro 2012 campaign will be Cristiano Ronaldo, and he'll ultimately get the most credit or most blame depending on whether the team succeeds or … "Those Guardian style guides get ever more complex." The corner had been taken, but Holland sussed the ruse, so Meireles put the ball back. First Robben tees up Van Persie, whose shot from the edge of the area is blocked. He was six yards out with a clear sight of goal and still didn't shoot, the oaf. And yes, it's correct. I realise how these competitons bring the worst out in me.". Pavel Královec (Czech Republic) Ronaldo has been the star of the show, putting in the best individual performance of the tournament so far. The next major competition, the UEFA Euro 2004 , was held in Portugal. Anyone else expecting Portugal to score from a counter-attack? It's the 'total football' of the cheese world." The tournament started on 8 June and the final took place in Kiev on 1 July 2012.. Each national team had to submit a squad of 23 players, three of whom must be goalkeepers, by 29 May 2012. Or was it a cross to Ronaldo? Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia), Man of the Match: Absolutely awesome. 54 min:"Any chance for us Danes that Holland/the Nederlands/dutch will do what we warnt them to do..?" 65 min: Holland are losing belief. Huh? William Collum (Scotland) Portugal participa pela sexta vez, a quinta vez consecutiva, numa fase final do Campeonato Europeu de Futebol. "Actually, funnily enough, the dutch themselves call for their country in football with "Hup Holland" even though the country is called "Nederland" in dutch," says Joao Sousa Andre. Group B was dubbed by many the "group of death" of Euro 2012. • Germany are not quite through, but will be as group winners (meaning a match against Greece in Gdansk) if they draw. Mark Clattenburg (England) Fourth official: Holland have not got a solitary clue of how to handle him. Fourth official: "Don't you mean "Legal disclaimer: does not condone rashexperimentation with Telepods due to sexual jealousy about GeenaDavis"?" 27 min: Sneijder cuts in from the left and hammers a shot at Patricio from 25 yards. The latter please! A showy stop, but not as good as it looked. An aimless Holland attack broke down, Sneijder and Van der Vaart losing it between them. There's been some great football and some great drama, now we need one proper ding-dong of a game. 37 min: Van der Vaart is no defensive midfielder. It had to happen eventually, and Portugal fully merit this, because they have been the superior side since Holland's goal. Whatever the outcome of the Euro 2012 semi-final with Spain, Portugal have already regained their pride. 59 min: Now Mario Gomez is good, we need a new donkey. Team news Bert van Marwijk is going for broke, picking both Rafael van der Vaart and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar ahead of Mark van Bommel and Ibrahim Afellay. [10] In the other match (played simultaneously in order to prevent the teams from gaining a strategic advantage by knowing the result of the other match on the same day) between Portugal and Netherlands, Rafael van der Vaart scored to give the Netherlands a lead for the first time in the entire tournament, but after much criticism in the media for his failure to score in the first two matches,[11][12] Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to secure a 2–1 victory for Portugal. 90 min+1: There will be four more minutes of purgatory for Holland. What a game. Stefan Johannesson (Sweden), Man of the Match: as expected. Juan Medina/Reuters Spain’s Cesc Fabregas celebrated after scoring the … says Phil Sawyer. 77 min: Nani torments Holland again, sliding a low cross into the six-yard box that just evades Pereira. Still, this remains a tall order for Holland, because Portugal are more than capable of grinding out a 0-0 draw. [13] With these results, Germany and Portugal qualified, in first and second place, respectively, and Denmark and Netherlands were eliminated. That should have been handball. 3 min: Wesley Sneijder has started in a position on the left, with Van der Vaart and Van Persie inside. For now though, Holland can only focus on the task in hand and that's to do the business against Portugal. "I'm glad you described the 2006 edition of Portugal v Holland as a guilty pleasure," says Matt Dony. Bye. Through on goal again thanks a to a Sneijder through-ball, the eedjit abjectly toe-pokes miles wide with his left from 16 yards out. about history. "Why does ITV call it Holland? "Well, since you ask, I once found Lancashire cheese in Trader Joe's store in Sunnyvale, California," says Stuart Ardern. 41 min: Outrageous skill from Ronaldo, as he lets a high pass drop over his shoulder, before effortlessly plucking it out of the sky and bursting past Van der Wiel as if it was the easiest thing in the world, as if it was a simple five-yard pass. The UEFA rankings of November 2011 were used for seeding for the final draw. He rolls a pass across the face of goal that left Nani with absolutely nothing to do, but incredibly he clipped his shot straight at Stekelenburg from three yards out! Thanks for reading. By Duncan Irving June 27, 2012 1:01 pm June 27, 2012 1:01 pm. 40 yards out? Après le début calamiteux de la qualification de l'Euro 2012 (match nul contre Chypre 4-4 et défaite face à la Norvège 0-1) , le Portugal semble avoir retrouvé ses couleurs en battant le Danemark (3-1) et l'Islande (3-1), relançant ainsi sa course pour la qualification. Ronaldo, pictured playing against Germany at Euro 2012, assumed the captaincy in the wake of Euro 2008. Euro 2012: Portugal v Spain player ratings pr-Rui-Patricio-.jpg. All times are local to Poland. 38 min: Veloso catches everyone by surprise by curling a shot just over the bar. This is brilliant. A turgid bore at the World Cup, they have attacked with considerable elan in this tournament, particularly tonight. "The guy on the checkout said "we sell quite a lot of exotic cheeses". June 28, 2012 Germany vs. Italy. en. Man. Up the other end, Sneijder and Van der Vaart are having a row. Additional assistant referees: experience it! Have that, Lampard. • Portugal will be through with victory unless Denmark win by a one-goal margin (other than 2-1 and 1-0). Road to the final. says Sune Falther. Holland are a rabble. PORTUGAL 2, Netherlands 1 ___ 2214: Custodio replaces Raul Meireles for Portugal. The knockout phase of UEFA Euro 2012 began with the quarter-finals on 21 June 2012, and was completed on 1 July 2012 with the final at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, won by Spain 4–0 against Italy. "Why do you call it Holland?" 76 min: The upshot of that Ronaldo goal is that a Denmark goal would knock Germany out. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a chance during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group B match between Denmark and Portugal in Lviv, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Final. Best.