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Sunday, June 10, 2012

EURO 2012 : Danes upset Dutch - Germany beat Portugal

Group B outsiders Denmark caused the first major shock at Euro 2012 by defeating a star-studded Holland side 1-0 in Kharkiv.

The Dutch had by far the better of the game, with 29 shots to 8, but were unable to find a way past the impressive Stephan Andersen in the Danish goal, so Michael Krohn-Dehli's first-half strike for Denmark was enough to claim victory for the underdogs.
see UEFA summary plus goal highlights video of Netherlands v Denmark.

Netherlands 0
Denmark 1 ( Krohn-Dehli 24)

Mario Gomez scored a magnificent header as Germany battled their way past Portugal 1-0 to make a winning start to their Euro 2012 Group B campaign on Saturday night.

Portugal's defensive pattern had frustrated Germany for 72 minutes until Gomez directed Sami Khedira's cross past goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

Portugal laid siege on the German goal in the last 10 minutes, but German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer brilliantly denied Silvestre Varela to seal the victory.

see UEFA summary plus highlights video of Germany v Portugal

Germany 1 (Gomez 72)
Portugal 0

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