Germany became the first side to qualify for the quarter-finals of Euro 2008 when they beat Portugal 3-2 at St Jakob-Park in Basel. Bastian Schweinsteiger finished a flowing move to put his side 1-0 up midway through the first half before setting up Miroslav Klose for Germany’s second shortly afterwards, but Portugal cut their lead in half through Nuno Gomes minutes before half-time. Michael Ballack made the most of generous Portuguese defending to increase his side’s lead on the hour mark, before substitute Helder Postiga gave Portugal hope with a late header.
Partita emozionante a Basilea: la nazionale di Loew batte quella di Scolari 3-2 e la elimina da Euro 2008. Schweinsteiger e Klose danno il doppio vantaggio ai tedeschi, Nuno Gomes accorcia le distanze prima dell’intervallo. Nella ripresa, reti di Ballack e Postiga.