(CNN) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal beat the Netherlands 2-1 to book their passage to the quarterfinals of Euro 2012 behind Group B winners Germany who saw off Denmark by the same score.
Ronaldo’s goals sunk the 2010 World Cup runners-up who exited the competition without gaining a single point.
Germany will play Greece in the quarterfinals with Portugal taking on Group A winners Czech Republic.
Group B was labeled the “Group of Death” when the draw was made and lived up to its billing as the four teams provided an enthralling finale.
- Germany top ‘Group of Death’ as disappointing Dutch exit Euro 2012 (edition.cnn.com)
- Euro 2012: Germany and Portugal Advance to Quarterfinals From Group of Death (thebiglead.com)
- EURO 2012 ‘Group of Death’ D-day for Ronaldo’s Portugal (leggotunglei808.wordpress.com)
- Ronaldo Roasts Hapless Dutch as Portugal Make Their Case at Euro 2012 (bleacherreport.com)
- Portugal Survives the Group of Death (blogs.wsj.com)