Posted June 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Before the European Championship, Cristiano Ronaldo probably didn't count Denmark's second-string goalkeeper among the obstacles standing between him and an elusive trophy with Portugal. But Stephan Andersen's clean sheet against the World Cup runner-up Netherlands is cause for concern for a Portuguese squad which lost its tournament opener to Germany 1-0. ''It's only by scoring we'll be able to win, but we'll have to be cautious because Denmark has shown that it can play well and score,'' said Nani, Portugal's second-biggest star after Ronaldo. Andersen played a crucial role in Denmark's surprise 1-0 victory over the Netherlands, his first-half giveaway to Arjen Robben the only blunder in an otherwise spotless performance. The post saved him that time. ''There is no doubt that the match was the highlight of my career,'' Andersen told The Associated Press. ''They have a lot of strong offensive forces in (Robin) van Persie, Robben and (Klaas-Jan) Huntelaar. So it was, of course, ...
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