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Portugal Vs. Netherlands, Euro 2012: Cristiano Ronaldo Puts His Side Up 2-1

Portugal are currently on their way through to the quarterfinals of Euro 2012, thanks to another goal by Cristiano Ronaldo. With their match tied 1-1, the Netherlands needed to score twice to have a chance to progress and threw all caution to the wind by switching to a three-man defense. Their four-man defense wasn't really doing much defending, so their makeshift back three was predictably taken apart, and Portugal now lead 2-1.

Ronaldo equalized the game with his first goal of the tournament in the first half, and he's added another in the 74th minute. Once again, it was practically gifted to him. Nani set him up with a great ball into the box and the Netherlands defense was nowhere. He was allowed to take his time before placing a shot past Maarten Stekelenberg, all but finishing off the Dutch.

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