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Germany 1:0 Portugal
10/06/2012 by espnstar
Mario Gomez scored a magnificent header as Germany battled their way past Portugal to make a winning start to their Euro 2012 campaign with a 1-0 victory.Portugal's defensive obduracy had frustrated Germany for 72 minutes and Gomez was about to be substituted when he planted Sami Khedira's cross past goalkeeper Rui Patricio.Suddenly faced with chasing the game, instead o... Full Story »
Germany vs Portugal preview - Mertesacker a doubt for Low; Bento assessing Nani's fitness
09/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Joachim Low: Knows Portugal pose a threat in what is considered a Group of DeathGermany will want to demonstrate why they are considered by some to be favourites to win Euro 2012 when they begin their Group B campaign against Portugal in Lviv on Saturday night.After getting their campaign under way, Joachim Low's team face Holland in their second group game, while Portuga... Full Story »
Cristiano Ronaldo: I will take the penalties against Germany
09/06/2012 by Goal.com
Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is sure his country can compete with an in-form Germany team in their Euro 2012 opener in L'viv on Saturday.After an embarrassing 3-1 loss to Turkey last week, Portugal are eager to hit form against die Mannschaft, who are fresh off the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Israel.Ronaldo is hoping for a penalty in tomorrow’... Full Story »
Injured Nani may miss Portugal game with Germany
09/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - Portugal winger Nani is struggling to shake off an injury to his right foot and may miss his country's opening Euro 2012 game against Germany, coach Paulo Bento said on Friday.Nani, one of his team's major talents, was hurt during a 3-1 defeat against Turkey in a friendly game last Saturday. He sustained an injury to the same foot for his clu... Full Story »
It doesn't work like that, Alan: BBC pundit Hansen mocked as he picks three teams from same group to make Euro semis
07/06/2012 by Dailymail
Alan Hansen has been mocked by fans after picking three teams from the same group among his tips for the Euro 2012 semi-finals.The Match of the Day regular joined other BBC pundits in revealing their tips for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.The pundits and presenters were all asked for their tips to reach the semi-finals and then eventual winners.Are you sure? Alan Hanse... Full Story »
Klose: Germany is focused on Portugal
06/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Miroslav Klose has insisted that Germany is focused on its Euro 2012 opener against Portugal on June 9, but added that he has a positive feeling ahead of this summer's tournament.Joachim Low's side is seen as one of the favorites to lift the trophy on July 1, but the Lazio striker is not looking too far ahead, and insists that he is only thinking of seeing off the Portugues... Full Story »
Portugal given wake-up call
03/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Portugal suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at the hands of Turkey in their final warm-up game before Euro 2012.Paulo Bento's side dominated the match for long periods but were made to pay for a series of missed chances and careless mistakes in defence.Umut Bulut's opportunistic strike put Turkey in front before half-time and the same player made it 2-0 on 52 minutes when some poo... Full Story »
Portugal 1-3 Turkey: Bulut puts a dent in Seleccao's Euro 2012 hopes
03/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Portugal's Euro 2012 preparations stuttered as it crashed to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Turkey in an international friendly at a packed Estadio da Luz on Saturday.Portugal battered its visitors from the off, but found itself a goal down at the break after Umut Bulut's opportunistic strike. The hosts' vulnerability at the back saw them 2-0 down through another Bulut effort... Full Story »
Bento: Portugal morale remains high
02/06/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Portugal coach Paulo Bento says morale in the camp remains high amid the fallout from his side's disappointing goalless draw with Macedonia.Angry home fans greeted the final whistle of Saturday's listless outing in Lisbon with boos and whistles, the result marking the second game in succession that Portugal had failed to find the net following February's stalemate wit... Full Story »
Denmark have studied how Germany, Netherlands and Portugal will play, says Agger
02/06/2012 by Goal.com
Daniel Agger has shrugged off concerns about Denmark's ability to deal with their Group B opponents in Euro 2012.The Danes have been tipped as the underdogs in a Group of Death that also contains perennial favourites Germany, Netherlands and Portugal. But the Liverpool centre-back showed no fear at the prospect of facing world-class individual opponents in Poland an... Full Story »