At a comfortable 20 degrees in Lviv, it looked so long as lie? S the game the stronger Portuguese opponents from Scandinavia no chance. Although the Danes completely enttauschender snatched after the first half in the second 45 minutes to an at least kampferisch demanding performance, but their offensive actions were far too long harmless. Too conservative and Holzern Bendtner and colleagues went on to Angriffsbemuhungen their works. Tormoglichkeiten remained scarce. And it was under the dash, the question remains how this blo Danes in the first tournament game? the big s favorites Netherlands had the points can take away.
Portugal had to sprint and Dribbelkunstler Cristiano Ronaldo in any case the Danes over long distances well under control. And his narrow 2-1 Halbzeitfuhrung had in the second round really need to expand early. Ronaldo hochstselbst went in the 50th Minute after a Meireles pass all alone on Danen-Keeper Andersen, this shot from 14 meters but to sloppy. Similar to its action in the 78th Minute when he again detached jittery before Andersen from twelve yards off target shot. What secret forces blo mogen? cause Ronaldo in the national team just does not work?
Cristiano Ronaldo and colleagues moved his head in the second game again from the noose. Before closing, they secured the win against Denmark, which let them every chance of reaching the quarter-finals.
Silvestre Varela rejoices over his goal to 3:2 against Denmark
Nearly 30,000 spectators watched in Lviv long tenacious lot, a final phase, which was serious. Initially caused Danemarks storm ace Nicklas Bendtner for cheering the Scandinavians, as it has a 0:2-residue with a brace for temporarily 2:2 answered. Bendtner scored in the 41th Minute after good work from Krohn-Dehli initially to 1:2 and equalized in the 80th Minute with a powerful header from six yards to 2:2.
Denmark seemed to have given up the last printer in a good position before his lockable? Forming group game. But then when substitute Varela struck back but still, it marked the twelve meters 3-2 winning goal (87 ) for the Sudeuropaer.
After the restart, tried the low countries, again to reinforce the Angriffsbemuhungen. But the impressive on paper offensive line was not match. The Abraumer of Miguel Veloso well organized compact coverage of the Portuguese made Oranje life similarly difficult as did the German team in the opening game. Van Marwijk Amplified with the Substitution of Ibrahim Affelay again on the offensive, but rose with increasing playing time? S the Low Countries also korperlich their limits.
The Portuguese, however, and had zuzulegen still remained with their fast Vorsto? S gefahrlichere the team. In the 72nd Stekelenburg minute could keep his team against the unmarked Nani still in the game. But two minutes later Ronaldo made for the final decision: Nani served his Kapitan with an exactly timed pass, Ronaldo put the ball in the net past Stekelenburg.
Portugal – The Netherlands: The first Half
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The Low Countries had after the second goal be final lost faith to the next round. Only Stekelenburg, the ten minutes remaining thwarted a header from Oliveira pushed, still against the threat, higher defeat. Van der Vaart made but with a shot against the post again for excitement. But the Portuguese were the third goal near: Nani sat five minutes before the end of a lift just inches over the goal. Ronaldo missed in the final minute with his second hit of the aluminum moglichen Hattrick.
The Portuguese player has earned himself chances almost every minute. Especially Ronaldo, who had the best chances against Denmark nor forgive seemed determined to finish his gun jammed at the tournament. In the 23th Minute could Stekelenburg entscharfen the header of the Portuguese Kapitans yet with a superb save. But five minutes later the dutch keeper was beaten: Joao Pereira levered the dutch defense out with a magic pass, Ronaldo sprinted right into the interface and lobbed the ball into the net past Stekelenburg.
The much criticized in the run superstar had now freed as being recorded in the series almost single-handedly Darfur that the dutch defense got more and more into swimming: Only Ronaldo forced Stekelenburg with a crazy shot from a good 35 meters to the nearest superb save. And ten minutes before the break, he missed with a header box Stekelenburgs by inches. Of the low countries in the episode hardly anything was visible. Only Wesley Sneijder made with a shot from outside the box for some relief. Huntelaar went, failing to Preview from midfield, completely dive down.
Portugal vs. Netherlands (2:1) – The Highlights
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The changes made are equal to noticeable. The Low Countries had determined than in previous matches and quickly took over the initiative. Van der Vaart, the 99th in his Lander game for the first time aground as Kapitan, over took on the role of the driver and got in the eleventh minute, even the FUHRUNG: After submission of seal flush the man from Tottenham the ball with a precise left-footed shot into the far corner – and aroused the hopes of the dutch fans a Happy -end.
Pictures of the match Portugal – Netherlands
The Schedule in the survey
Round, colorful, compact: the slightly different game plan for the euro [flash]
Everything about the dutch team
All the Portuguese team
But Portugal, with the threat from before his eyes, Amplified immediately the pace. Before 35,000 spectators in not quite crowded Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv developed a rapid game. Not five minutes after the residue danced Cristiano Ronaldo out for the first time Gregory van der Wiel, but found only the Au? Enpfosten.60 seconds later played van der Wiel again the uncertainty, his much too short jerk gift erlief Helder Postiga, but Portugals central Sturmer failed completely detached at the Orange keeper Maarten Stekelenburg. Following Raul Meireles had the next big chance for Portugal, but found only the Au? Ennetz.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a 2-1 win against the Netherlands, his personal liberation and shoot t Portugal in the quarterfinals. The Low Countries goodbye unceremoniously.
With double the quarter-finals: Cristiano Ronaldo
Located in the Netherlands summoned before the game Miracle of Kharkiv remained from it. After two losses to start the Oranje needed against Portugal to win by at least two goals and was au? Addition dependent on German assistance protection. In view of this situation had Bond coach Bert van Marwijk set up his team clearly offensive and was followed in order to criticism from players circles and the local press.
Rafael van der Vaart could play well for the first time from the start as Schalkes Klaas-Jan Hunterlaar, which for weeks offensively powered via the media self-promotion so obviously had success. Huntelaar sturmte together with the posted as hangende tip van Persie, van der Vaart for van Marwijk sacrificed with a defensive midfielder Mark van Bommel. John Heitinga was flying out of the team as well as Ibrahim Affelay, who had to do on the left side of attack place for Wesley Sneijder.
The coach was shown after the final whistle accordingly satisfied, but looked even more upside potential: To win the first game is always important we have three points and 4-1 goals, which is critical we must still leave a few small mistakes and.. second game reloading. Refuelling must but especially the Czechs, whose coach Michal Bilek apparently already worried about the cohesion of his troops: We are all very disappointed that was a bitter defeat we had big problems with the Russian e Kombinationsfu We ball..?. must now show team spirit.
Quotes after the match Russia – Czech Republic (4:1)
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Severely disappointed there was also his guardian Ling Michael Kadlec: When you lose 1-4, thats of course very bitter We must now hold up his head.. Courage he schopft from the memory of the time when he was just eleven years old: In 1996 we lost in the first round against Germany – and still have come to the final.