Yesterday Portugal played against Czech Republic in Group A in Euro 2008. The winner would secure the first quarter-final place and Portugal who was the strongest team, winning by 3-1.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal for the tournament and was outstanding during the whole match. Except his own goal he also made two assists, serving Deco and Quaresma when they scored.
Ronaldo said “Our main aim was to get to the next phase. I’m very happy to have helped my team-mates to win.
“We played well in the first match and again in this match. If we carry on like this, we have a good chance.”
“We know how to sacrifice everything for the good of the team. We have now got a big chance but must respect our opponents because they too have a mission – they want to win, as we do.”
In the quarterfinal Portugal will play against the team who grab the 2nd place in Group B, as it looks now it will either be Croatia or Poland.