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The first semi-final of Euro 2012 saw Spain sneak into their third successive major tournament final on penalties after the tightest of encounters against their Iberian rivals Portugal. Paulo Bento’s excellently-drilled side pushed the world champions all the way in a game as tightly-contested as Spain have been involved in for years. Cesc Fabregas, who…
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Portugal 4-2 Spain highlights Euro 2012 Semi-Final Portugal: Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Fabio Coentrao, Meireles, Veloso, Joao Moutinho, Nani, Almeida, Ronaldo. Subs: Eduardo, Custodio, Quaresma, Nelson Oliveira, Ricardo Costa, Rolando, Ruben Micael, Varela, Miguel Lopes, Hugo Viana, Postiga, Beto. Spain: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Alonso, Silva, Negredo,…
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Can Portugal cause an Iberian upset? When Portugal square up to neighbours Spain in the first Euro 2012 semi-final tonight few would disagree that they face a hugely-difficult task against the tournament favourites, current holders and world champions. Spain’s record in recent competitive international fixtures is enough to strike fear into any side and leave…
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Spain and Portugal play out an Iberian derby on Wednesday in the first of the Euro 2012 semi-finals, with a place in the final against Germany or Italy on the line. Spain will enter the game as overwhelming favourites, and rightly so given their quality and ability. La Roja topped Group C with seven points…
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Iberian rivals Portugal and Spain clash in what should be a monumental first Euro 2012 semi-final on Wednesday night. Euro 2012 betting odds still have Spain as one of the frontrunners for the tournament, but Vicente del Bosque's men have not shown the scintillating form of recent years in Ukraine and Poland as yet. La…
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Portugal became the first team in Euro 2012 to reach the semi-finals, after a slender 1-0 win over Czech Republic on Thursday night in the first of the competition's quarter-finals. Ronaldo scores again as Portugal progress Group A winners Czech Republic and Group B runners-up Portugal met in Warsaw on Thursday night in the first…
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Czech Republic 0-1 Portugal highlights "We played very well and then hit the post two times. We are confident and we are mature, so we are ready for the fight." - Portugal forward Ronaldo looks forward to the semi-final "We really prepared hard to cope with him [Ronaldo], but he is a player of the…
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Czech Republic and Portugal go head-to-head on Thursday in the first Euro 2012 quarter-final, with Group A’s winners and Group B’s runners-up playing for a place in the last four. Czech Republic’s progression through to this stage is all the more surprising given the side’s 4-1 opening day defeat to Russia, where they looked lacklustre.…
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The final eight sides to compete in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals have been decided after four tight qualifying groups all went down to the last day to elect the progressing sides. Four eagerly-anticipated quarters will be played from Thursday through to Sunday, with the competition's real movers and shakers starting to make themselves known. Here…
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Czech Republic and Portugal meet in the first of the Euro 2012 quarter-finals, as both sides look to build on victories in their last games and head towards the semi-finals. Czech Republic have come back from an opening day defeat to Russia in solid fashion, beating both Greece and Poland to make the last eight…
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Germany and Portugal escape Group of Death A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo saw Portugal come from behind against a sluggish Holland to book their place in the last 8 along with Germany who topped the group with 9 points after beating Denmark. Holland coach Bert Van Marwijk, knowing his side had to win the game…
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The last day of Group D on Sunday sees all four teams looking to seal a place in the quarter-finals, however two will progress and two will head home. Germany are favourites and only need a point against Denmark, whilst both Portugal and Netherlands will fight to win and hope to claim second place. Germany…