Within the first conflict of the day, Czech Republic despatched shockwaves on the planet by registering an enormous 2-0 upset win over the Netherlands to advance to the quarter-finals. Netherlands have been anticipated to undergo with ease however Czech Republic had totally different plans. Each of Czech’s objectives have been scored within the second half in what was an enormous victory for the nation.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku will resume their home rivalry on the worldwide stage as Portugal and Belgium face one another. Ronaldo is the Euro’s main scorer after netting 5 occasions within the group stage whereas Lukaku, who’s within the type of his life, is lurking behind the Portugal captain with three objectives. Juventus ahead Ronaldo can also be only one aim away from breaking Ali Daei’s all-time worldwide goalscoring file of 109.
The pair lock horns on the Euro after doing battle within the Serie A scoring charts final season, with 36-year-old Ronaldo being topped ‘capocannoniere’ after scoring 29 occasions in a tough season for Juventus.
Nevertheless, Lukaku pipped Ronaldo to the league’s participant of the season award final marketing campaign regardless of scoring 5 fewer objectives as he performed a key function in Inter Milan successful their first league title in over a decade.
Each groups may have their work minimize out to succeed in the July 11 closing at Wembley with Italy, who squeezed previous Austria on Saturday, and both world champions France or Spain the opponents within the subsequent two rounds in the event that they get past the final 16.
Nevertheless, Portugal coach Fernando Santos is “firmly satisfied” his facet will come out on prime within the conflict in Seville.
“We all know our opponent is succesful and really competent however I’m firmly satisfied we’re going to be higher than they’re,” he informed a video media convention.
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