Denmark 2 – 3 Portugal

Man of the Match: Pepe Denmark struggled to make any kind of impact on the Portuguese defence for much of this game, with Pepe strong at the back throughout. It was also the Real Madrid player’s fine run which enabled him to head Portugal in front.

Denmark verdict: A horror start to the match had them looking down the barrel of the gun, unable to get away with defensive mistakes as they did against Netherlands. But they improved after the break with William Kvist and Nicklas Bendtner positives while Christian Eriksen went missing.

Portugal verdict: A strong first half put Portugal in command of the game, but despite letting the Danes back into the game they should have put the game beyond doubt. They’ve given themselves a chance of advancing to the quarter-finals though with a spirited late winner.

Could do better: Cristiano Ronaldo One of the hottest forwards in European football left his shooting boots at home when twice provided with the chance to put the game beyond doubt when through on Stephan Andersen’s goal. He endured a frustrating night and must find his form for the key showdown with Netherlands.

Stat attack: Nicklas Bendtner’s second goal of the game was the 12th headed goal at Euro 2012.

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