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Germany Vs. Portugal, Euro 2012: Cristiano Ronaldo Creates First Real Chance

Some pretty passing moves from Portugal as they look to open up the Germany back line, but Helder Postiga isn't on the same page (the "competent footballer" page, in case you were wondering) and blows a chance to play in Cristiano Ronaldo with a terrible pass. No matter. Eventually Ronaldo does get the ball, skins Jerome Boateng and then fires in a low cross across the six-yard box.

Neither Holger Badstuber nor Postiga can get a touch on it, and Philipp Lahm is forced to clear behind for a corner before Nani could sneak in at the back post. That's probably the game's best chance so far. From the corner, a bizarrely unmarked Bruno Alves just about misses getting his head on the ball, possibly thanks to a timely intervention from Mats Hummels.

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