18 Jun 2012

Ronaldo steers Portugal into last eight

1:06 pm on 18 June 2012

Captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored both goals as Portugal beat the Netherlands 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 and eliminate the Dutch, beaten World Cup finalists two years ago.

Portugal next play the Czech Republic on Friday in Warsaw.

In Monday morning's other match the Germany defender Lars Bender scored a clinical late goal to give his team a 2-1 win over Denmark and secure top spot in Group B.

Germany will play Greece, runners-up in Group A, in the quarter-finals after winning all three group games at the European Championship for the first time.

Denmark failed to qualify, losing out to Portugal.