Category Archives: Euro 2012

Euro 2012: Alonso’s double leads Spain past France

France knew the task would be a difficult one, and plotted a defense-minded approach to trying to stop Spain's relentess possession and nearly unstoppable control. Though well-intended, 'Les Blues' simply couldn't stop Spain's domination and became the latest victim to … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Spain vs. France (Your Running Commentary)

  Defending Champion Spain takes on France today in Donetsk, Ukraine in one of the most anticipated match-ups of the European Championship quarterfinals (2:45pm, ESPN2). The Spanish will look to improve on their form in the group stage, which saw … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Germany responds after equalizer to top Greece, advance to semis

By JOHN BOSCHINI In the end, Germany proved to be way too much for upstart Greece to overcome. Despite a short-lived equalizer by the Greeks in the second half, Germany steamrolled the 2004 European champions, as a 4-2 victory booked … Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Boca Juniors make Copa Libertadores final, Postiga out and more

One of South America's most storied clubs is on the cusp of adding another Copa Libertadores championship to its tally. Argentine power Boca Juniors are a step away from their seventh Libertadores title after eliminating Universidad de Chile with a … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Ronaldo puts Portugal into semifinals with late goal

So much for Cristiano Ronaldo disappearing in big tournaments. The Real Madrid superstar scored his third goal of the tournament as Portugal booked the first place in the semifinals with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic. Ronaldo found space … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012 Quarterfinals: Czech Republic vs. Portugal

  Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will look to take a step closer to the European Championship Final when they take on underdog Czech Republic in the first quarterfinal of the tournament (2:45pm, ESPN). The Portuguese rallied to finish second in … Continue reading »

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