Posted June 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
The game is perfectly set up for Cristiano Ronaldo's speed to catch the Netherlands on the counter. The Dutch need to beat Portugal by at least two goals to stand a chance of advancing to the European Championship quarterfinals, forcing them to throw men forward from the start. That could create loads of space for Ronaldo and former Manchester United teammate Nani. Portugal coach Paulo Bento says he wants his midfield to clash head on and take control from the start in the decisive Group B match. The coach says ''we have to do more than just rely on counters.''
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