Drat and double drat: Bert van Marwick has much to ponder after masterminding a pointless tournament
In the end, Ronaldo did it himself, scoring his second goal of the game from Nani’s 74th-minute cross.
Van Marwijk ended the game with three at the back and Portugal boss Paulo Bento with five. As in Group A the previous night, the counter-attackers would triumph over the passers.
Van der Vaart struck a post late on and Van Persie poked his best chance of the night wide.
Ronaldo also hit the post again, and, now he is in the mood, Portugal will be very dangerous.
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The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|