Germany, Portugal advanced from “Group of Death”

WARSAW (Sporting Alert) — Germany and Portugal have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Euro 2012 following wins in the last round of matches in the “group of death.”

Cristiano Ronaldo, who hit the post twice on the night, scored both goals for Portugal in their 2-1 win over the Netherlands, who were dumped from the tournament without a point.

Rafael van der Vaart has given the Netherlands the early lead in the 11th minute, but it was all Ronaldo and Portugal from there on.

The Portuguese will now move on to face the Czech Republic, while Germany, who defeated Denmark 2-1 in the other match will face Greece.

Lukas Podolski and Lars Bender scored for Germany, while Michael Krohn-Dehli netted for the Danes.

Denmark vs Germany

Denmark: Andersen, Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, Simon Poulsen, Kvist Jorgensen, Eriksen, Jakob Poulsen, Zimling, Krohn-Delhi, Bendtner

Subs: Lindegaard, Christian Poulsen, Rommedahl, Bjelland, Okore, Schone, Silberbauer, Pedersen, Wass, Kahlenberg, Mikkelsen, Schmeichel

Germany: Neuer, Bender, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Ozil, Podolski, Gomez

Subs: Wiese, Gundogan, Schmelzer, Howedes, Schurrle, Klose, Mertesacker, Kroos, Gotze, Reus, Zieler

Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)

Portugal vs Holland

Portugal: Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Bruno Alves, Pepe, 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

Holland: Stekelenburg, Willems, Mathijsen, Vlaar, Van Der Wiel, Van der Vaart, Nigel De Jong, Sneijder, van Persie, Robben, Huntelaar

Subs: Vorm, Heitinga, Bouma, Van Bommel, Kuyt, Schaars, Strootman, Luuk De Jong, Narsingh, Afellay, Boulahrouz, Krul

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)

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