There have been games in this tournament lacking in quality, but compensation has come in the way of pulsating end-to-end attacks and controversy. This was not one of those games.
It was clear from the get-go that the Czechs’ plan was to park the bus and drag the game to penalties. No attacking endeavour, no belief, no quality, and plenty of inept passes meant advancing to the semi final was an unlikely prospect – despite being in possession of the breathtaking attacking skills of one Milan Baros… The poor Czechs.
Perhaps we’ve just been spoiled by the football on display in the group stage, and maybe this game wasn’t as dull as it clearly was.
Thankfully, Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to spare us from extra-time. Cheers Ronny, you’re alright sometimes. Not very often, though.
This funny ad from Specsavers. Well done.
Czech Rep. 0 - 1 Portugal
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