LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – When Czech Republic vs Portugal 2012 take to the field today, the two teams will battle in the Euro 2012 quarterfinals. Czech Republic vs Portugal 2012 (start time, en vivo 2:45 PM) follows a stellar group action play by both countries. But today’s winner will face the winner of the Spain vs France match later this week, officials tell news.
Czech Republic vs Portugal 2012 is the first of four games this week in the UEFA Euro 2012 knockout stage. Warsaw fans will see today if the winner of the Group A stage can eliminate the second place finisher of the Group B stage.
Czech Republic shocked news last week with an upset win against Poland. As previously reported on LALATE, Poland was ranked first in the Group A division going into a June 16th match. But during a shocking ending, Czech Republic defeated Poland on the same day that Greece delivered a upset victory against Russia as well.
Czech Republic, however, has been strong, but not exceptional, on scoring this Euro 2012. It started the tournament with a shocking 4-1 defeat to Russia on June 8. Then four days later, the team defeated Greece with two goals.
Coming into today’s Czech Republic game, the key is the team’s offense. Against Russia, the team only delivered one goal from Václav Pila?. Against Greece, the team surprised news with two goals from Václav Pila? and Petr Jirá?ek. And then against Poland, the goal came again from Jirá?ek.
Portugal reached today’s game with a lackluster finish in Group B. The team advanced in second place after losing to Germany, defeating Denmark, and then defeating the Netherlands.
Portugal can’t have another game today like its showdown against Germany. In that match, the country didn’t score a single goal. Portugal needs to be in control of the ball today as it did against Denmark. In that game, goals came through the match from Pepe, Postiga, and Varela. And against the Netherlands, Cristiano Ronaldo delivered the game winning goal at the seventy-four minute mark. For live updates, click HERE.