2106: The first time we see Ronaldo on the ball in a dangerous position and he causes trouble. His step-overs seem to hypnotize Jerome Boateng and Ronaldo skips past him and hits a low ball across the six yard box, which Philipp Lahm puts out for a corner. Also, yellow card for Helder Postiga. He slides in on Manuel Neuer after a teasing back pass. Referee Lannoy duly dishes out the first yellow of the game.
2104: (at)chrislehourites: Super DEN upsets NED in Group B of Euro2012: “Raise your glass to the hard working people.” RollingStones (via Twitter).
2057: Mueller drills the ball across the edge of the penalty box and into the path of Podolski, who drives the ball low at the Portugal goal. Patricio fumbles the ball away before eventually taking control of it.
2048: It’s underway in Lviv, Ukraine, and Mario Gomez goes close for Germany, getting ahead of Pepe and directing a header goalwards. Patricio saves well. Portugal then gain a corner after a probing run and shot from Fabio Coentrao. Raul Meireles swings the ball in but Manuel Neuer punches the ball clear.
2038: For Germany, Mesut Oezil will play against his club team-mate Ronaldo whilst Thomas Mueller of Bayern Munich will look to continue his fine form at international level as he aids Mario Gomez in attack. Miroslav Klose will be a danger should he come off the bench. The 34-year-old has scored 63 goals for his country.
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