Euro 2008: Portugal vs. Czech Republic

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

June 11, 2008
18:00 (UTC)
Czech Republic 1 – 3 Portugal Stade de Genève, Geneva
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)
Sionko Scored after 17 minutes 17'
Polák Booked after 22 minutes 22'
Matějovský Substituted off after 68 minutes 68'
Vlček Substituted on after 68 minutes 68'
Galásek Substituted off after 73 minutes 73'
Koller Substituted on after 73 minutes 73'
Plašil Substituted off after 85 minutes 85'
Jarolím Substituted on after 85 minutes 85'
Scored after 8 minutes 8' Deco
Booked after 31 minutes 31' Bosingwa
Scored after 63 minutes 63' Ronaldo
Substituted off after 75 minutes 75'Moutinho
Substituted on after 75 minutes 75' Meira
Substituted off after 79 minutes 79' Gomes
Substituted on after 79 minutes 79' Almeida
Substituted off after 80 minutes 80' Simão
Substituted on after 80 minutes 80' Quaresma
Scored after 90+1 minutes 90+1' Quaresma

Portugal all but secured a spot on the quarter-finals of the UEFA Euro 2008 yesterday, defeating the Czechs 3-1. This is the team's second consecutive victory in the championship.

Portugal took an early lead in minute eight when Deco scored after two attempts. The score was equalled by the Czechs in minute 17 when Sionko headed in from a corner. Portugal then retook the lead when Ronaldo low-drived the ball into the goal after a pass from Deco. Regulation time ended, and three minutes were added, giving the Czechs a chance to equal the score, but all hope was lost when Quaresma scored one minute later, after receiving a pass from Ronaldo.

Portugal, as the winner of Group A, will kick off the knockout stage by playing the runner up from Group B in the quarter-finals on June 19.