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Portugal 1-0 Czech Republic: Ronaldo a constant threat and eventually gets the winner

June 21, 2012
Portugal 1-0 Czech Republic: Ronaldo a constant threat and eventually gets the winner

Cristiano Ronaldo was a greater goalscoring threat than the Czech side put together, as Portugal narrowly won a game that should have been safe much earlier. Paulo Bento named an unchanged side again – he’s played this XI in Portugal’s last six competitive games, four at the Euros, two in the play-offs against Bosnia. Michael Bilek...
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Euro 2012 preview: Portugal

June 5, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: Portugal

Such is their habit for producing a certain type of footballer, it rather feels like we’ve encountered a Portugal side with these strengths and weaknesses many times before. Portugal is home to the superstar winger. For years their highest-profile player has resided on the flank – first Luis Figo, then Cristiano Ronaldo – with a...
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Ten points on Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea

September 18, 2011
Ten points on Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea

A crazily open game with no overall pattern, so here are some disparate observations.
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Ferguson’s flexible front four hints at a return to the fluidity of 2008

August 7, 2011
Ferguson’s flexible front four hints at a return to the fluidity of 2008

Community Shield matches can often be rather mundane – this year’s was a cracker, with Manchester United coming back from 2-0 down at half time to defeat Manchester City 3-2.
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