Portugal 2-1 Netherlands Highlights – Euro 2012
A scintillating Cristiano Ronaldo double led Portugal into the Euro 2012 quarter-finals as they beat the Netherlands to send them home.
Watch Euro 2012 match, Portugal Vs Netherlands highlights here.
Venue: Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv
Date: Sunday, 17 June
Kick-off: 19:45 BST
0-1 R. van der Vaart 11′
1-1 Cristiano Ronaldo 28′
2-1 Cristiano Ronaldo 74′
The Netherlands have won only one of their previous 10 meetings with Portugal, a 1-0 victory in a European Championship qualifier in October 1991. Portugal have won six with the other three matches drawn.
Portugal have kept a clean sheet against the Netherlands in six of their 10 encounters.
The World Cup meeting in 2006 was marred by a record-equaling 16 yellow cards, which led to four red cards (two for each country).
The two countries are meeting for a third time in the last five major tournaments.
Portugal is the only country in European Championship finals history to have never crashed out in the group phase before.
They have won 12 of 14 Euro finals matches in which they have opened the scoring (D1, L1).
The last five European Championship goals conceded by Portugal have been headers.
Cristiano Ronaldo has had 10 shots during Euro 2012 but is yet to score.
The Netherlands have not been eliminated in the group phase of a major championship since Euro 1980.
They have lost two group games in the same European Championship finals tournament for the first time in their history.
If selected, Marteen Stekelenburg will win his 50th cap for the Netherlands.