Euro 2012: Portugal’s Ronaldo eliminates the Czech Republic for 1-0

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christiano-ronaldo-portugalJune 22, Warsaw (Poland): Despite a great night of Petr Cech, the Czech Republic failed to Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo lead Portugal into the Euro 2012 semi-finals after a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic at the National Stadium in Warsaw.

The world’s most expensive player produced a classic diving header with little more than 10 minutes remaining in Warsaw to break the deadlock, notching his third goal of the competition.

Portugal spent most of the game on the attack against an unambitious Czech side with Ronaldo striking the woodwork either side of halftime before sealing victory and a meeting with either neighbours Spain or France in the semi-finals.

The start of the business end of the tournament was a welcome tonic for the championship after the fall-out from the exit of co-hosts Poland and Ukraine in the group stages.

These are good teammates Jaroslav Plasil who are best entered the meeting. Although active on the wings, like a Pilar that could make the difference on Thursday night, they were able to offer the first opportunity of the meeting. But soon fell into the regime. The absence of playmaker Tomas Rosicky, uncertain until the last minute, held an important role in this game.

Paulo Bento’s troops took advantage over the first half to gradually take the ascendancy over their opponents in this first quarter-final of Euro 2012. Czech opponent who has also not framed any of his shots in the game.

Just before entering the locker room, the meeting was soon busy. Cristiano Ronaldo, after forcing Petr Cech to leave a huge stop a shot from close range in the surface right, did it again but failed to beat the right amount. After the break, it’s Almeida, replacing Postiga out on a stretcher, who offered the first big occasion of the second half.

A scenario that was repeated several times during the second half. Madrid striker has found the pole again. And the porter of Chelsea proved unstoppable. Perfect in the air, he pulled off three decisive during the second half.

Following a meeting concluded four minutes of stoppage time, Portugal found the semi-finals of an international competition, what Lusitanians had failed to do since the 2006 World Cup. A competition in which they had just regained France in the semifinals. A scenario that could happen again next Wednesday, on condition that France beat Spain on Saturday night.

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