Player of the day: Super Mario
Germany’s Mario Gomez proved his credentials as one of Europe’s most deadly finishers in front of goal with a brilliant double against Holland.
Goal of the day: The real Van Persie
The top scorer of the English Premier League has been a shadow of his real self until he produced this moment of uniqueness, although it wasn’t enough for Holland.
The Arsenal hitman twisted and turned brilliantly before unleashing an unstoppable drive with his weaker foot.
Moment of the day: Is this Ronaldo?!
Cristiano Ronaldo banged 60 goals for Real Madrid last season, but couldn’t hit the target for Portugal against Denmark despite having acres of space and all the time in the world…twice.
Save of the day: Stekelenburg saves Holland
He conceded twice but if it wasn’t for Maarten Stekelenburg’s superb save from Bastian Schweinsteiger’s deflected freekick, Holland could have been trailing by three goals at half time.
Skill of the day: Sneijder vs. Boateng
Wesley Sneijder has arguably been the best performer in a misfiring Holland side and this slick piece of skill was one of the Oranje’s few positives against Germany.
Miss of the day: Ronaldo unrivalled
The second Ronaldo miss (above) was outstanding!
Manager decision: Varela substitution
Portugal manager Paulo Bento put his faith in Silvestre Varela despite his big miss in the Germany game, but the Porto winger didn’t disappoint this time by scoring the winner against Denmark.
Quote of the day: Ronaldo is a fabulous human being!
Portugal defender Pepe: “I believe Cristiano is the best player in the world. He shows us that at Real Madrid. In the national team he's showing he's a great captain, a fabulous human being and an excellent professional.” Is Pepe suggesting that Ronaldo of the national team is still not the best player in the world.