Czech Republic 0-1 Portugal Highlights – Euro 2012
Cristiano Ronaldo scores the only goal of the match as Portugal defeat Czech Republic to reach the last four at Euro 2012.
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Venue: National Stadium, Warsaw
Date: Thursday, 21 June
Kick-off: 19:45 BST
0-1 Cristiano Ronaldo 78′
0-1 Cristiano Ronaldo 78′ (Alternative)
Since the “velvet divorce” with Slovakia, the Czech Republic have met Portugal only twice – beating them 1-0 in the quarter-finals of Euro 96, but losing 3-1 in the group stage of Euro 2008.
Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia and Portugal have met 12 times, winning four apiece.
The Czechs are only the second side to top a European Championship group despite shipping five goals (after Spain in 2000).
They also qualified from the group stage with a negative goal difference in 1996 – when they went on to reach the final.
Michal Bilek’s side lost their first match of Euro 2012 (4-1 against Russia). In 1988, the Netherlands became the only country to win the Euros after losing their first group match.
Having scored one goal in their first four matches this year, Portugal have now scored five in two.
Ronaldo is the first Portuguese player to score at five major tournaments. He also scored at the Euros in 2004 and 2008, and at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.
Portugal were the only country during the group stage to use the same starting line-up in each match.