WARSAW (Sporting Alert) — The first quarter-finals of the Euro 2012 tournament kicks-off tonight with Portugal going up against the Czech Republic.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Portugal’s last outing to advanced from the “Group of Death” and the Real Madrid forward if confident of make building on his last performance.
Tonight they face a Czech Republic side, which depends more on its overall team performance – rather than that of one or two individuals.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will certainly have a big say in the game, as he gets ready tackle the fire power of the Portuguese, especially from Ronaldo and Nani.
Czech Republic vs Portugal
Czech Republic: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky, Hubschman, Plasil, Jiracek, Darida, Pilar, Baros
Subs: Lastuvka, Suchy, Hubnik, Necid, Rezek, Rosicky, Petrzela, Rajtoral, Kolar, Pekhart, Lafata, Drobny
Portugal: Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Fabio Coentrao, Meireles, Veloso, Joao Moutinho, Nani, Postiga, Ronaldo
Subs: Eduardo, Custodio, Almeida, Quaresma, Nelson Oliveira, Ricardo Costa, Rolando, Ruben Micael, Varela, Miguel Lopes, Hugo Viana, Beto
Referee: Howard Webb (England)