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EURO '08: Portugal books quarterfinal spot
by Ridge Mahoney, June 12th, 2008 6:45AM

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[PORTUGAL-CZECH REP. REPORT CARD] Portugal broke open a tight game just after the hour mark with a superb Cristiano Ronaldo finish and added a clinching goal by Ricardo Quaresma in stoppage time to beat Czech Republic, 3-1, Wednesday and earn a spot in the Euro 2008 quarterfinals. A powerful Libor Sionko header tied the game nine minutes after Deco scored during a scramble in the eighth minute. Petr Cech punched away a Ronaldo drive and both Milan Baros and Sionko were a yard shy of turning a Tomas Ujfalusi flick into the net before Deco played a square ball that Ronaldo lashed into the net from just inside the box. Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney grades the players.

Czech Republic Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
6 Petr Cech (Chelsea) 61/0
5 Zdenek Grygera (Juventus) 55/2
5 Tomas Ujfalusi (Fiorentina) 70/2
4 David Rozehnal (Lazio) 47/0
5 Marek Jankulovski (AC Milan) 66/10
6 Jaroslav Plasil (Osasuna)) 29/2
5 Jan Polak (Anderlecht) 40/6
5 Marek Matejovsky (Reading) 11/1
4 Tomas Galasek (Nuremberg) 68/1
7 Libor Sionko (FC Copenhagen) 32/7
6 Milan Baros (Portsmouth) 65/31
Subs:
5 Stanislav Vlcek (Anderlecht) 12/0
4 Jan Koller (Nuremberg) 89/54
nr David Jarolim (Hamburg) 18/1

Portugal Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
4 Ricardo (Real Betis) 77/0
5 Jose Bosingwa (Porto) 10/0
5 Pepe (Real Madrid) 5/1
6 Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea) 45/4
6 Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea) 49/1
6 Armando Petit (Benfica) 56/4
4 Joao Moutinho (Sporting) 15/1
7 Cristiano Ronaldo (Man. United) 57/21
7 Deco (Barcelona) 55/4
5 Simao Sabrosa (Atletico Madrid) 63/15
5 Nuno Gomes (Benfica) 71/28
Subs:
4 Fernando Meira (VfB Stuttgart) 51/2
5 Hugo Almeida (Werder Bremen) 10/2
6 Ricardo Quaresma (Porto) 22/3

(1-low; 5-average; 10-high)



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