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  • Portugal 6-2 Bosnia: Ronaldo, Postiga double

    Portugal qualified for the Euro 2012 finals. On the second leg play-off, Tuesday (15/11/2011), Cristiano Ronaldo et al with convincing massacring Bosnia Herzegovina 6-2.

    The battle is fierce since the two teams ended the first leg 0-0 draw. In the second leg, Portugal indeed appear to dominate in the early match.

    Cristiano Ronaldo appear attractive and become a center attack Portugal. Had breached several times, Ronaldo finally able to break the deadlock in the 8th minute. His right foot shot from a distance are able to find the net guarded by Bosnian Asmir Begovic.

    Goal is to make the host more and more excited. While Bosnia tried to fight back and keep pressing tight. However, Portugal is finally able to increase the advantage. In the 24th minute, long-range shot found the net Bosnia Nani, Portugal added advantage.

    Bosnia pressure turned out to Portugal was a hassle. In the 41st minute, Fabio Coentrao handsball in the forbidden box that seemed deliberate, in order to save his team's goal.

    However, the referee immediately punished with yellow cards and penalty kicks to give Bosnia. Zvjezdan Misimovic who became executor, successful hits into the net, as well as reduce the lag.

    This makes even more excited Bosnia. However, Portugal did not want his chances to qualify for Euro 2012 is lost. They eventually come back and shut up attacks Bosnia.

    In the 53rd minute, Ronaldo makes Portugal more superior. Dai in the penalty box, he successfully utilize a loose ball with his left foot and scored. Portugal was winning 3-1.

    In the 54th minute, Lulic offense that made the referee removed. Bosnia had to play 10 people. But, that does not mean the game directly Portugal easier.

    Because, Bosnia remains to stick on the game. In fact, in the 65th minute, Bosnia again reduce the lag to 2-3, after Emir Spahic scored.

    This makes getting excited and trying Bosnia equalized. Portugal also had time to panic. For, if the match ends 33, the Bosnian who qualify.

    However, the game should be paid handsomely to attack Bosnia. Portugal's superior number of players, finally adding the advantage to 4-2, after Helder Postiga scored in the 72nd minute.

    This goal seemed to stop persistence in Bosnia. Portugal more easily attacked and two goals back through Veloso was born in the 80th minute and Postiga again in the 82nd minute. Portugal was eventually won 6-2 and breezed into the Ukraine and Poland.

    Teams Line-up:

    Portugal: 12-Rui Patricio; 11-Pedro Pereira, 2-Bruno Alves, 5-Fabio Coentrao, 3-Pepe, 16-Raul Meireles (15-Ressureicao Ruben Micael 64), 8-Joao Moutinho, 17 - Nani (19-Ricardo Quaresma 83), 4-Miguel Veloso, 23-Helder Postiga (20-Carlos Martin 84), 7-Cristiano Ronaldo

    Bosnia and Herzegovina: 12-Asmir Begovic; 3-Sasa Papac, 4-Emir Spahic, 15-Sanel Jahic, 10-Zvjezdan Misimovic, 6-Elvir Rahimic (21-Darko Maletic 56), 18-Haris Medunjanin, 8-Miralem Pjanic (2-Muhamed Besic 65), 16-Senad Lulic, 20-Adnan Zahirovic, 11-Edin Dzeko


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