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Eye Player - Day 5

We're into the second round of group matches in our video-game version of Euro 2008. And the Portuguese are getting their act together...

Features Posted 10th June 2008 view comments

Onto Day Five of games-console Euro 2008 and we're back to Group A following the Group D win for Spain. Here's a reminder of the results so far:

Switzerland 2 Czech Republic 1

Portugal 0 Turkey 0

Wednesday 11 June

Czech Republic v Portugal

The Czechs can't afford to lose this one in Geneva after opening with a defeat, and Petr Cech keeps the Portuguese at bay early on with a wonderful double save. Cristiano Ronaldo then hits the post as the pressure begins to tell, but it is Deco who jinks through to open the scoring on 38 minutes.

Deco: Opens the scoring

Deco: Opens the scoring

The Czechs promptly concede another as Hugo Almeida nets from close range after Pepe fails to cut out a low cross.

Karel Bruckner's men plug away in search of a route back into the game, but a red card for Pepe and Milan Baros' 89th-minute goal come too late.

Final score: Czech Republic 1 Portugal 2.

Switzerland v Turkey

Turkey were involved in an opening-day stalemate and it's the same again here in Basel as they cancel out the hosts in a grudge match.

This time however the Turks hit the woodwork twice, through Tuncay's early header and a second-half Emre piledriver, but the Swiss defence won't be breached.

Final score: Switzerland 0 Turkey 0.

So that sets up an intriguing group decider between the Swiss and the Portuguese. Turkey have a chance of going through but the Czechs are out. Roll on Day Six...

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