23 Jun 2012

Portugal into Euro 2012 semi-finals

12:57 pm on 23 June 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo's header 11 minutes from time sent Portugal into the Euro 2012 football semi-finals with a deserved 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic in Warsaw.

The world's most expensive played hit the woodwork twice on an initially frustrating evening but crowned Portugal's dominant second-half performance with his third goal of the tournament, nodding a right-wing Joao Moutinho cross down and into the net.

It was an impressive display from the Portuguese who were appearing in their fifth European Championship quarter-final in a row and will play Spain or France in the last four.

The second quarter-final is tomorrow morning with Germany playing Greece.