Skip to main content

Euro 2012: Ronaldo guides Portugal into semi-finals


Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of the show as Portugal dominated the Czech Republic to go through to the Euro 2012 semi-finals.
The former Man United star, who's now at Real Madrid, scored the game's only goal but played brilliantly throughout.
Ronaldo came close to scoring two other goals, hitting the post once in each half, before a superb header 12 minutes before time clinched the win.
After the match, he said: "Our great aim is to get to the final."
To reach the final, Portugal will need to beat either Spain or France in the semi-final. Those two teams play each other on Saturday.
In the other quarter-finals, Germany play Greece on Friday and England face Italy on Sunday night.
The Czechs played bravely and held off Portugal's attacks for most of the game. Their strategy seemed to be to try to contain the talents of Ronaldo and Nani, and rely on counter-attacks.
But Portugal kept pressing hard, and the stats don't lie: they had 19 shots on goal compared to just two from the Czech Republic.
There was great support from his former Man United team-mate Nani, but Ronaldo was the player to watch.
BBC Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer said: ""Ronaldo was exceptional. The desire, the hunger to get in the right place.
"He got on the end of the cross and deservedly got his team into the semi-finals. He was the stand-out player."

by bbc

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Alex Iwobi set for new £50,000 per week contract at Arsenal, his second pay rise this year

Arsenal football club of England is set to reward Nigerian football starlet Alex Iwobi for his wonderful performances this season with a new bumper pay rise, his second pay rise this year.

Anambra election: Non voters refused access to Onitsha-Enugu expressway, others

One of the military personnel told NAN under anonymity that only accredited vehicles were allowed to pass through the road block.

In Ifte-Awka, Okpuno, Amawbia, Nibo and Umudioka, all in Awka South Local Government, security personnel were seen at all the major junctions and polling units.

At Aroma Junction in Awka, INEC presiding officer, Mr. Joshua Ejimbi, told NAN that he was happy with the level of security at the centre.

A local observer from the Centre for Citizens with Disability, Mr. David Anyamele, also corroborated the position of Ejimbi on security and applauded various security organisations for massive deployment of their personnel for the election.

Here's what BankyW thinks about Ebuka Obi-Uchendu's outfit that Nigerians fell in love with

As we all know, Ebuka Obi-Uchebdu basically stole the show at BankyW and Adesua Etomi's traditional wedding ceremony on Sunday with his unique Agbada outfit and even the groom was also confused for a minute at who was actually getting married.