Wednesday, November 16, 2011

UEFA 2012 European Championship Qualifying: Second Leg Review, Reports & Analyses

Ireland eased to the European Championships for the first time since 1988 by beating Estonia 5-1 on aggregate, after a 1-1 draw in Dublin. Cristiano Ronaldo and Helder Postiga both scored twice as Portugal reached the finals with a 6-2 win over Bosnia but the scoreline did little justice to the drama at Lisbon's Stadium Of Light. Croatia also cruised into next year's finals after playing out a 0-0 draw against Turkey in Zagreb four days after their decisive 3-0 first-leg win in Istanbul. Czech Republic ensured their place after a narrow 1-0 win proved to be enough against Montenegro.


Ireland 1 - 1 Estonia (5-1 agg.)
Kevin Palmer: Joyous Ireland earn craic at Euros
Michael Cox: Defensive, and no reason to change

Croatia 0 - 0 Turkey (3-0 agg.)

Montenegro 0 - 1 Czech Republic (0-3 agg.)

Portugal 6 - 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina (6-2 agg.)

Strongest Possible Lineup for Euro 2012 Finals

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