Euro 2012: Germany, Portugal cruise into quarter-finals

Lars Bender scored the winner 10 minutes from time as Germany took their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 as convincing winners of Group B.
The 23-year-old Bayer Leverkusen player poked in late on to end Denmark's dream of repeating their heroics of 1992.
Germany had taken a 19th-minute lead through Lukas Podolski, only for Michael Krohn-Dehli to head in six minutes later and give Denmark hope.

A scintillating Cristiano Ronaldo double put Portugal into the European Championship quarter-finals and sent the Netherlands out.
The Dutch needed to win by two clear goals to stand a chance of progressing and Rafael van der Vaart's lovely curling strike put them ahead.
But the Netherlands faded badly and Ronaldo equalised by slotting in from Joao Pereira's precise pass.
Ronaldo drove in a winner and Portugal will next play Czech Republic.
The Dutch, meanwhile, will be left to reflect on a tournament in which they have lost all three of their matches, just two years after finishing as World Cup runners-up.


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