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Portugal 2-1 Netherlands
18/06/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Portugal entered the quarter finals of Euro 2012 after defeating Netherlands 2-1 courtesy of two goals from captain Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo was irresistible throughout as he led his side to a last-eight appointment with the Czech Republic in Warsaw on Thursday.The 27-year-old responded to criticism of his form with a mesmerising display topped by a goal in each half t... Full Story »
Holland cling to hope as Portugal eye last eight
17/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
The statistics do not make pleasant reading for the Netherlands, who must beat Portugal by two goals on Sunday and hope Germany overcome Denmark if they are to reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.No team has ever reached the knockout phase at a Euro after losing their first two matches, and statistical website Infostrada Sports estimates that Bert van Marwijk's side stand onl... Full Story »
Robben blames 'big egos' for Netherlands' poor results at Euro 2012
17/06/2012 by Goal.com
Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has blamed the Oranje's poor results at Euro 2012 on the "big egos" in dressing room. he Dutch have no points coming into their final Group B game against Portugal and will need to win and hope that Joachim Low's side beat Denmark in order to progress.And the 28-year-old expressed his belief that unity is the key to success, insisting that th... Full Story »
Glum mood, long odds weigh on Dutch at Euro 2012
17/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
The Netherlands is ready to gamble that it can beat Portugal by two goals and keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet in the teams' last group match at the European Championship on Sunday.Needing a German victory over Denmark to have even a glimmer of hope of advancing, Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk says on the eve of the decisive Group B match that caution has little use at thi... Full Story »
Euro: Van Marwijk's Dutch left with one option - attack
17/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Netherlands must beat Portugal by two goals and hope old rivals Germany help them out with a victory over Denmark and that cold reality will be reflected in the Dutch tactics, coach Bert Van Marwijk said on Saturday. Defeats by Denmark and Germany have left the Dutch without a point but still with a chance to reach the last eight. "The biggest change for us is that it is abou... Full Story »
Varela wary of 'wounded' Dutch
16/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Portuguese winger Silvestre Varela, scorer of the winning goal in his country's thrilling 3-2 win over Denmark on Friday warned final Euro 2012 Group B opponents Holland were dangerous as they are 'wounded' after two losses."We all know the Dutch have excellent players with a lot of quality," the Portuguese Federation reported Varela as saying."We will have to play our gam... Full Story »
Lahm hails 'world class' Gomez as Germany edge closer to qualification
14/06/2012 by Goal.com
The full-back praised his country's two-goal hero after the Bayern Munich striker inspired his side to a win over the Netherlands that put them on the verge of progressionPhilipp Lahm has hailed Mario Gomez as "world class" after the striker hit a double against the Netherlands to put Germany on the brink of qualification for the Euro 2012 knockout stages.Two first-half goal... Full Story »
Low: Schweinsteiger's influence is growing
14/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Germany coach believes that the midfielder is "getting better with every game" after the 2008 finalists beat the Netherlands to take another step towards the quarter-finalsGermany coach Joachim Low has acclaimed the growing influence of midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger after his side's 2-1 win over the Netherlands.Schweinsteiger was the creator of both of Mario Gomez'... Full Story »
Holland 1 Germany 2: Classy Gomez makes Dutch sweat on Euro future
14/06/2012 by Dailymail
This game may well be billed as a tale of two centre forwards. In truth, however, the difference between these teams was more profound than that.Certainly Germany’s hulking striker Mario Gomez was as spectacularly efficient as Holland’s Robin van Persie was cowed, nervous and wasteful. Gomez’s two goals at the Metalist Stadium were memorable while Van Persie once agai... Full Story »
Gomez double puts Germany on brink
14/06/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Mario Gomez's first-half double sent Germany to the brink of the knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Holland, whose own hopes of advancing now hang by a thread.Gomez, who had scored the winner in Germany's opening win over Portugal, opened the scoring in the 24th minute and added his second in the 38th before Robin van Persie reduced the deficit 17 minutes from time.The resul... Full Story »