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The Netherlands under Ronaldo’s heels

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Before the final series of matches in Group B last night, the Netherlands was the weakest.

Before the final series of matches in Group B last night, the Netherlands was the weakest.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

Entering the tournament as a top candidate, the current world runner-up team lost to Denmark and Germany in the first two matches respectively.

Entering the tournament as a top candidate, the current world runner-up team lost to Denmark and Germany in the first two matches respectively.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

However, fans of the orange shirt team have never given up hope and still look forward to a miracle.

However, fans of the orange shirt team have never given up hope and still look forward to a miracle.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

The thoughtful look of a Portuguese fan – an image quite similar to the situation of the betel-colored shirt team before the final match.

The thoughtful look of a Portuguese fan – an image quite similar to the situation of the betel-colored shirt team before the final match.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

After two matches, Portugal has 3 points.

After two matches, Portugal has 3 points.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

With the determination to win to maintain a little hope, the Netherlands (black) entered the match actively and organized attacks more consistently than Portugal.

With the determination to win to maintain a little hope, the Netherlands (black) entered the match actively and organized attacks more consistently than Portugal.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

The advantage in the match was quickly converted by Rafael van der Vaart into the opening goal in the 11th minute. If they win this match, combined with Denmark’s defeat against Germany, the Netherlands will overcome the narrow gap to enter the fourth round.

The advantage in the match was quickly converted by Rafael van der Vaart into the opening goal in the 11th minute. If they win this match, combined with Denmark’s defeat against Germany, the Netherlands will overcome the narrow gap to enter the fourth round.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

Hope suddenly comes to Dutch fans and lovers…

Hope suddenly comes to Dutch fans and lovers…

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

… but it’s all fleeting.

… but it’s all fleeting.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

Not only did the Netherlands fail to preserve their advantage, they also quickly lost control of the game and had to pay the price.

Not only did the Netherlands fail to preserve their advantage, they also quickly lost control of the game and had to pay the price.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

Silent since the beginning of the tournament, even considered a player who indirectly influenced Portugal’s poor results, yesterday Ronaldo transformed to become himself again.

Silent since the beginning of the tournament, even considered a player who indirectly influenced Portugal’s poor results, yesterday Ronaldo transformed to become himself again.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

The Portuguese captain alone scored two goals, in the 28th and 74th minutes respectively, helping the team from the Iberian Peninsula win tickets to the next round.

The Portuguese captain alone scored two goals, in the 28th and 74th minutes respectively, helping the team from the Iberian Peninsula win tickets to the next round.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

Ronaldo became the first Portuguese player to score in five consecutive major tournaments, from Euro 2004, World Cup 2006, Euro 2008 to World Cup 2010 and now Euro 2012

Ronaldo became the first Portuguese player to score in five consecutive major tournaments, from Euro 2004, World Cup 2006, Euro 2008 to World Cup 2010 and now Euro 2012

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

Expressive image of yesterday’s match: The Netherlands collapsed on Ronaldo’s path.

Expressive image of yesterday’s match: The Netherlands collapsed on Ronaldo’s path.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

The extreme helplessness of Arjen Robben (black) and his teammates.

The extreme helplessness of Arjen Robben (black) and his teammates.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

They played too weakly and ineffectively.

They played too weakly and ineffectively.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

Wesley Sneijder (left) looked blankly at his opponents hugging each other with joy.

Wesley Sneijder (left) looked blankly at his opponents hugging each other with joy.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

The joy of Portuguese fans seemed to be multiplied when their team won, and star Ronaldo found his way to score again.

The joy of Portuguese fans seemed to be multiplied when their team won, and star Ronaldo found his way to score again.

The Netherlands under Ronaldo's heels

In the quarterfinals, Portugal will meet the Czech Republic – the winner of Group A.

In the quarterfinals, Portugal will meet the Czech Republic – the winner of Group A.

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