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Warsaw National Stadium (ATT 58,145) 21st June 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: H Webb

Czech Rep Czech Republic vs Portugal Portugal

Czech Rep 0


Portugal 1

C Ronaldo (79)

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  1. No doubt the best team won on the night. It would have been a travesty had Portugal not gone through after all the pressure and chances they created. Ronaldo was behind most things they did well in the final third and it is no surprise that he emerged as the matchwinner. The Czechs will reflect that they did not do themselves justice and could not reward their huge following with any meaningful chances.

  2. 90+4

    The final whistle goes and Ronaldo sinks to his knees in jubilation.

  3. 90+3

    Cech goes up for the corner but it is cleared and the keeper is forced to race back upfield but they win it back.

  4. 90+2

    Cech takes a free kick into a crowded Portugal box and they earn a corner.

  5. 90

    We will have a minimum of four minutes added time as Limbersky, who has just been booked, gets into a needless skirmish.

  6. 89

    Portugal are doing well in keeping the ball and running down the clock.

  7. 88

    Limbersky is booked for a foul

  8. 87

    Good build-up by Portugal but Veloso wastefully fires over.

  9. 86

    Another Portugal change as Rolando replaces Meireles.

  10. 85

    Ronaldo goes down in the box but Mr Webb is well placed and waves away penalty appeals.

  11. 84

    Meireles blasts over from 25 yards but at least it wastes some time.

  12. 83

    Hubschman is replaced by Pekhart for the Czechs who will now play with two men up front.

  13. 82

    Can the Czechs respond? They've not had an effort on target yet so that will have to change ...

  14. 81

    Nani is replaced by Custodio.

  15. 80

    Pereira lets fly from 20 yards but Cech saves to keep his side in it.

  16. 79

    The pressure quite simply had to pay off at some point and although the breakthrough has come late, it's nothing more than Portugal deserve.

  17. 78

    GOAL! Ronaldo meets a cross from Moutinho and heads the ball down and past the despairing Cech.

  18. 77

    Jiracek bursts past two Portugal tackles from inside his own half but his early cross is too close to keeper Patricio.

  19. 76

    Kadlec makes a vital headed clearance with Ronaldo lurking just behind him in the box.

  20. 75

    Nani plays a great one-two with Moutinho and gets to the byline but his cross is woeful and Cech gathers.

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