Portugal was once written off in the Group of Death which was also composed of Germany, Netherlands, and Denmark. Portugal with Ronaldo (as well as Nani, Alves, and Pepe) surprised many people and survived its match with Germany.

Portugal continued the Group of Death battle against Denmark and won. The same applied to the Netherlands with a convincing Portuguese victory.

The Czech Republic in Group A was a different story with its matches against Poland, Russia, and Greece. The Czech Republic was defeated by a Russian Euro 2012 squad determined to show its strength.

The Czech Republic was able to stage a recovery to defeat Greece and Poland. In the end, the Czech Republic advanced to the quarter-finals.

While there is a possibility that Portugal may advance to the semi finals, the Czech Republic should not be underestimated. The Daily Mail reported that Tomas Rosicky (Czech Republic Euro 2012 Captain) has returned from treatment secondary to his Achilles Tendon injury.

The match between the Czech Republic and Portugal is expected to be fierce with the following result.

Czech Republic 3-2 Portugal