Sunday, June 15, 2008
Turkey Steal Victory from the Czech's 3-2
After taking a 2-0 lead in the 62nd minute after a Jaroslav Plasil goal, the Czech Republic thought they were on their way to the quarter finals.
However, with only 15 minutes left in the game, Turkey scored 3 times, including 2 goals from Nihat Kahveci to book their place in the next round.
Turkey's win means that they will play Croatia.
As I was watching this game, I could tell how quickly the quality of play of the Czech players was decreasing after the 1st Turkish goal by Adra Turan. This could clearly be seen in the Czech play on the defensive end, leaving Petr Cech helpless to defend the Turkish shots.
This game was very enjoyable to watch, and has to be one of the best comebacks in Euro history.
Portugal lose to Switzerland 2-0
Despite already being eliminated from the tournament, co-host Switzerland played hard and left Euro 08 on a winning note.
A pair of goals from Hakan Yakin was the scoring for the Swiss, who were playing against a Portugal side that was resting most of their starters, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
Switzerland's victory was their first ever victory in the Euro tournament.
Portugal shouldn't be too worried about this loss, but some players like Quaresma who are on the fringe of the starting lineup didn't do much do prove their case to be in the starting 11.