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Monday, 18 June 2012 16:06

Portugal fans celebrate the world over

Fans celebrate last night's victory all over globe

PortugalFans2.jpgHaving gone through the full range of emotions during a dramatic game in Ukraine, it was perhaps unsurprising that Portugal fans were determined to celebrate their progression to the quarter-finals to the full once it was finally confirmed. And celebrate they did.
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Monday, 18 June 2012 15:03

People's pride at Portugal's progression

Players, former stars & even the President full of praise for Selecção

Portugal_celebrations.jpgPortugal booked their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 last night, coming from behind to defeat the Netherlands and secure their qualification from the Group of Death. Here is what was said by coaches, players, former Selecção stars and even the Portuguese President after so much drama on a night to remember.
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Monday, 18 June 2012 00:52

Portugal 2-1 Holland tactical breakdown

POR_NED_Line_ups.jpgSome matches do feel like they are played on paper. Portugal's win over Holland was a logical victory. In an unbelievably open match, fraught with scoring chances, the Portuguese organisation trumped the desperate Dutch attempt to throw forwards at problems. The questions remain: how is it possible that such a decisive game was this open and chaotic? And have Portugal learnt the necessary lessons for when they play more disciplined sides?
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Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:05

Cristiano Ronaldo: “We deserved to qualify”

Bento and Ronaldo comment on Dutch victory

ronaldo-bento-20120229.jpgPortugal are in the quarter-finals of the Euro 2012 after beating the Netherlands tonight. Selecção coach Paulo Bento admitted it was a proud moment for him, while captain Cristiano Ronaldo was keen to share the plaudits with his team-mates after a man-of-the-match performance.
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Sunday, 17 June 2012 20:54

Portugal 2-1 Holland: Player Ratings

Ronaldo the star as Selecção seal quarter final spot

A brace from captain Cristiano Ronaldo was the highlight of an excellent display from Portugal, as they overcame an uninspired Netherlands to book their place in the last eight of the European Championships. Ben Shave delivers the PortuGOAL verdict on the fourteen players fielded by Paulo Bento.
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Sunday, 17 June 2012 20:46

Stylish Portugal march into quarter-finals

Portugal 2-1 Holland

Cristiano RonaldoPortugal produced a memorable performance in Kharkiv tonight to book their place in the Euro 2012 quarter-final, where they will face the Czech Republic.

The Netherlands started strongly and went into an early lead through a tremendous Rafael Van der Vaart shot. The response from the Selecção was superb, creating chance after chance, with Cristiano Ronaldo's brace ensuring an entirely deserved victory.
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