Dutch direct hit Portugal's defense since the first round begins. Sneijder in the fourth minute kick was wide of goalkeeper Rui Patricio escorted Portugal. The Netherlands scored the first goal in this match. The 10th minute, curling Van der Vaart from outside the box through the top right corner of Portugal.
Portugal threatened in the 16th minute. Ronaldo dribbled on the left wing. It penetrates into and hard kick from outside the box. Unfortunately, the direction is still wide to the right goalkeeper.
Portugal is able to equalize in the 28th minute. Escaped the offside trap, Ronaldo managed to finish the ball is sent Joao Pereira and conquer Stekelenburg under the rule. The 33rd minute, Ronaldo again threatened the Dutch goal. Hard kick from a considerable distance still be denied by the Dutch goalkeeper, Marteen Stekelenburg. Veloso free kick in the 37th minute was still not meeting targets.
1-1 score lasted until half-time.
In the second half, Portugal to perform better. The 49th minute, Moutinho shot from inside the box is still not meeting targets.
Netherlands almost winning in the 53rd minute. Starting from the corner, Vlaar intends ball but the ball was pundakany and bounced over the bar.
Portugal managed to score a second goal in the 59th minute through Postiga. But the referee for being in an offside position. Seven minutes later, Ronaldo hard kick from outside the box can still be secured Stekelenburg.
Portugal eventually winning in the 74th minute. Starting from a quick counter attack, Nani on the right wing dribble. Manchester United players were sent a cross to the far landscape. Calmly, Ronaldo scored the ball to the goalkeeper Stekelenburg.
Portugal returned to threaten the Dutch goal in the 85th minute. Nani poked into the middle after dribbling from the right wing. He delivered a hard kick with his left foot. Score has not changed since his kick bounced over the bar.
The 88th minute, the Dutch waste the opportunity to equalize. Van Persie escaped the offside trap and face with the goalkeeper. Unfortunately, his shot was sideways to the left of goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
2-1 score lasted until the referee blew the long whistle.
These results make Portugal qualified for the quarterfinals as Group B runners-up as in the other match Denmark vs Germany 1-2 and emerged as group winners.
Portugal vs Netherlands The composition of players:
Netherlands: Stekelenburg; Van der Wiel, Vlaar, Mathijsen, Willems (Afellay 67 '); De Jong, Van der Vaart: Van Persie, Sneijder, Robben; Huntelaar.
Portugal: Rui Patrcio, Alves, Pepe, Coentro, Pereira, Veloso, Moutinho, Meireles (Custodio 72 '), Nani (Rolando 87'), Ronaldo, Postiga (Oliveira 64 ').