Joker from the bench Silvestre Varela at 87 minute brought to Portugese a minimal victory against Denmark (3-2) in the second round of Group B of European Championship. Porto striker thus “saved” Cristiano Ronaldo who distinguished himself with incredible misses in the second half.
Portugal with this win,tied up with the Danes on the table with 3 points,and kept the chance of placement in the finals ,which will be decided in a match with the Dutch for four days. Denmark will, in turn, hunt the placement in the next round in the match with Germany.
Highlights : Denmark – Portugal 2-3 (Bendtner 41, 80 / Pepe 24, Postiga 36, Varela 87)
Denmark : Andersen, Kjær, Agger, S. Poulsen, Jacobsen, Kvist, Eriksen, Zimling (16. J. Poulsen), Krohn-Dehli (90. Schøne), Rommedahl (60. Mikkelsen), Bendtner.
Portugal: Patrício, Alves, Pepe, Coentrão, Pereira, Veloso, Moutinho, Meireles (84. Varela), Nani (89. Rolando), Ronaldo, Postiga (64. Oliveira).