EURO 2012 LIVE: Germany vs. Portugal

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HALF-TIME: Germany 0, Portugal 0

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2131: Pepe hits the crossbar as the ball drops to him from a corner. He angles the ball over Lahm and the ball hits the underside of the bar before bouncing on the line. Portugal appeal for the goal but _ rightly _ it was not given.

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2130: Holger Badstuber is booked for catching Nani, who goes down a good few seconds after contact was made. Replays show it was the correct decision to show Badstuber the yellow card. One minute left in the first half.

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2129: Chance for Germany. Mueller over hits his cross intended for Gomez, but Podolski reaches it. He plays the ball back across into the path of Mueller who runs on to the ball and hits his shot wide of the Portugal goal. Joachim Loew shouts and raises his hands in frustration as his side struggle to break Portugal down.

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2121: Ten minutes to go until the end of the first half and Germany starting to show a greater attacking intent. Portugal’s defense is holding firm, though. Lukas Podolski blazes over from ten yards when unmarked and should do much better with that. Oezil escapes down the left before he finds Podolski with a good pass and the man who has just signed for Arsenal should at least hit the target there.

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2110: There has been a warning from the stadium announcer that throwing things on to the pitch is not acceptable. Rolled up paper balls were thrown at Meireles when he went to take a corner in the first couple of minutes from a section of the stadium dominated by German fans.

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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.

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