It’s quarter final stage at Euro 2012 and the first to face each other were the Czech Republic and Portugal. It was an exciting game with Portugal having the upper hand for most of it. At one point it threatened to turn into the Cristiano Ronaldo show and all it was missing was a goal. The man answered his fans with a brilliant header with 10 minutes to go. It was the only goal of the game and Portugal are the first country to progress to the semi finals.. [43 photos total]

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Czech Republic soccer fan cheers before Euro 2012 quarter-final against Portugal in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Fan of Portugal holds a scarf before their quarter-final soccer match against Czech Republic at the National stadium in Warsaw (PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic soccer fan cheers before Euro 2012 quarter-final against Portugal in Warsaw (PAWEL ULATOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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Portugal soccer fans pose before Euro 2012 quarter-final against Czech Republic in Warsaw (PAWEL ULATOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's fans cheer at the start of their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Portugal at the National stadium in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal soccer fan smiles before Euro 2012 quarter-final against Czech Republic in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal soccer fan smiles before Euro 2012 quarter-final against Czech Republic in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic soccer fan holds up a football scarf before Euro 2012 quarter-final against Portugal in Warsaw (PAWEL ULATOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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Portugal soccer fans wait for the start of the Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Czech Republic at the National stadium in Warsaw (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Fan of Portugal cheers before their quarter-final soccer match against Czech Republic at the National stadium in Warsaw (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's players pose for a team photo before their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Portugal at the National stadium in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo greets Czech Republic's goalkeeper Petr Cech at the start of their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Pereira challenges Czech Republic's Pilar during their quarter-final soccer match at the National stadium in Warsaw (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Theodor Gebre Selassie kicks the ball during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Portugal in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's goalkeeper Cech makes a save during game against Portugal at their Euro 2012 quarter final soccer match in Warsaw (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Jiracek and Portugal's Coentrao jump for header during Euro 2012 quarter-final in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Pereira controls the ball next to Czech Republic's Pilar during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the National stadium in Warsaw (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Ronaldo eyes ball during Euro 2012 quarter-final against Czech Republic in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Ronaldo kicks ball in front of Czech Republic's Kadlec during Euro 2012 quarter-final in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Combo of Portugal's Ronaldo kicking ball in front of Czech Republic's Kadlec during Euro 2012 quarter-final in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Veloso controls ball between Czech Republic's Hubschman Darida and Jiracek during Euro 2012 quarter-final in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Ronaldo looks at team mate Helder Postiga on a strecher during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Czech Republic at the National stadium in Warsaw (PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS) #
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Match referee Howard Webb of England gestures during the Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match between Czech Republic and Portugal in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Nani reacts during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Czech Republic's at the National stadium in Warsaw (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Pereira challenges Czech Republic's Darida during Euro 2012 quarter-final in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Meireles and Czech Republic's Jiracek jump for header during Euro 2012 quarter-final in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Hugo reacts after he scored a disallowed goal during the Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Czech Republic at the National stadium in Warsaw, (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's goalkeeper Cech makes a save in front of Kadlec during their quarter-final soccer match against Portugal at the National stadium in Warsaw (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Pepe and Czech Republic's Pilar jump for header during Euro 2012 quarter-final in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Ronaldo scores a goal angainst Czech Republic during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the National stadium in Warsaw (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Almeida scores a goal disallowed for offside during the Euro 2012 quarter final soccer match against Czech Republic in Warsaw (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Ronaldo scores a goal against Czech Republic their Euro 2012 quarter final soccer match in Warsaw (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores a goal against Czech Republic during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Ronaldo celebrates his goal agaist Czech Republic during Euro 2012 quarter-final in Warsaw (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Ronaldo celebrates after he scored during the Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Czech Republic at the National stadium in Warsaw (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates in front of referee Howard Webb after scoring a goal against Czech Republic during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Joao Pereira challenges Czech Republic's Vaclav Pilar during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Helder Postiga challenges Czech Republic's goalkeeper Petr Cech during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Patricio and Bruno Alves celebrate defeating Czech Republic in Euro 2012 quarter-final in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Roman Hubnik, Milan Baros and David Lafata applaud at the end of their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Portugal in Warsaw (PAWEL ULATOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Cech and Baros react after losing Euro 2012 quarter-final against Portugal in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Hubschman walks with his daughter across the pitch after the Euro 2012 quarterfinal soccer match against Portugal in Warsaw (LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Ronaldo celebrates after defeating Czech Republic in their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the National stadium in Warsaw (PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS) #

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