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Nani defends Cristiano Ronaldo: Everyone misses chances
14/06/2012 by Goal.com
Portugal winger Nani has paid tribute to the aggression and determination of his side after they scored a last-gasp winner to see off Denmark in their second match in Group B.Paulo Bento’s team took an early lead through Pepe’s close-range header and doubled their advantage soon after when Helder Postiga converted a chance at the near post.A double from Nicklas Bendtner looke... Full Story »
'Dream' double of little comfort to Bendtner after loss to Portugal
14/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Arsenal-owned forward scored two headers against the Seleccao but his efforts ultimately proved in vain, with Silvestre Varela netting a late winner for the IberiansDenmark forward Nicklas Bendtner admitted that his dream had turned into a nightmare after Portugal struck late in Wednesday's dramatic Euro 2012 Group B clash in Lviv to render the two goals he had score... Full Story »
Portugal Beats Denmark 3-2 in ‘Group of Death’ Action: Fan’s Take
14/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
The second day of action in Group B, otherwise known as the "Group of Death," could have led to problems for Portugal. Heading into the day, Germany had a victory (defeating Portugal 1-0) and Denmark, the second Portuguese opponent, also earned a win against the Netherlands. If Portugal lost to Denmark, there hopes of advancing to the next round would be completely out o... Full Story »
Varela saves Ronaldo's blushes in thriller
14/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Portugal beat Denmark 3-2 in a thrilling Euro 2012 Group B clash here on Wednesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals.A stunning goal by substitute Silvestre Varela three minutes from time saw the 2004 finalists take the points after they had let slip a 2-0 lead as Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner drew the Danes level with two headers.Goals from Pepe ... Full Story »
Denmark 2 Portugal 3: Varela's late strike spares Ronaldo's blushes
14/06/2012 by Dailymail
Substitute Silvestre Varela kept alive Portugal's hopes of qualifying from Group B with a late strike to spare the blushes of some of his more illustrious team-mates in Lviv.The Porto forward smashed home the winner having come on just four minutes earlier after Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo had missed two straightforward opportunities to put the result beyon... Full Story »
After lighting up their leagues Van Persie and Ronaldo could both bow out of the Euros early
13/06/2012 by Dailymail
They are the poster boys of Europe... But both Robin Van Persie and Cristiano Ronaldo could crash out of Euro 2012 on Wednesday night. Going home? After dazzling for their clubs, Holland's Robin van Persie (left) and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (right) struggled to live up to expectations in the first round of games at Euro 2012 Full Story »
Give Ronaldo more chances, Figo tells Portugal
11/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Portugal's most capped player Luis Figo has defended Cristiano Ronaldo after their 1-0 opening Group B defeat by Germany at Euro 2012, saying the team must improve his supply lines to get the best out of the forward.The Real Madrid striker had a disappointing game on Saturday in Lviv, decided by Mario Gomez's 72nd minute header, and rarely threatened to score."I think the tea... Full Story »
German, Portuguese charged by UEFA
11/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
UEFA on Sunday announced that it would take action against the German and Portuguese football associations after their Euro 2012 opening match in Lviv, Ukraine."The German Football Association (DFB) is charged with the throwing of missiles by their supporters, while the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) faces proceedings for a delayed kick-off to the second half," Europea... Full Story »
Ronaldo: Portugal must emulate 2004 spirit at Euro 2012
10/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted his team must turn back the clock if they want to go on to reach the final of Euro 2012 despite losing their opening Euro 2012 game 1-0 to Germany.A second-half header from German striker Mario Gomez was enough to give Joachim Loew's team the three points in Group B at the Lviv Arena on Saturday.After Denmark's shock 1-0 win ove... Full Story »
Germany 1 Portugal 0: Gomez takes his time but eventually delivers to solve close battle
10/06/2012 by Dailymail
Mario Gomez, a figure of tortured dejection in the wake of Bayern Munich’s Champions League final defeat against Chelsea, rescued Germany as the second favourites edged past Portugal.The Bayern Munich striker was just about to be substituted after a less-than-vintage performance — individually and collectively — when he won the game for the three-time champions with a majesti... Full Story »