Sunday, June 22, 2008

EURO2008: Portugal, Turned Back By Germany, 2-3

Germany guaranteed their place in the semi-finals of Euro 2008 by sending off Portugal in Basel. Bastian Schweinsteiger sent in the first goal of the match and for Germany and his free-kick created the second for Miroslav Klose. Nuno Gomes struck from close range to give Portugal hope, but they were not able to defend another Schweinsteiger free-kick and Michael Ballack headed in Germany's third goal. Portugal substitute Helder Postiga sent one goal in during the dying stages but it was not enough to keep the Germans from clinching the semi-final berth. Videos of the goals below.

0-1 Bastian Schweinsteiger 22"

0-2 Miroslav Klose 26"

1-2 Nuno Gomes 41"

1-3 Michael Ballack 62"

2-3 Helder Postiga 87"

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