Matches: Portugal vs Netherlands; Germany vs Denmark
Germany needed at least a draw to ensure progression, while the other three teams would have ideally liked to win their games in order to progress into the knockout rounds. This is the Group Of Death and with situations like this, you best believe that these matches would be full of drama and goals. Final scores: Germany 2-1 Denmark; Portugal 2-1 Netherlands (therefore, Germany and Portugal progress)
1. Ronaldo Turns Up When Necessary
Lauded by critics after having a poor performance against Denmark a few days ago and been taunted by Messi chants from opposing fans, Ronaldo was hell-bent on playing brilliantly tonight and that’s exactly what he did. He scored the equalising goal in the first half, then was calm and composed to bag a 2nd goal for Portugal, which turned out to be the winning goal. He came close to scoring the first hat-trick of the tournament towards the end of the game, but only hitting the woodwork for the 2nd time in the match. Ronaldo now has the confidence to lead Portugal to victory in the knockout stages.