UEFA Euro 2012 knockout phase


The knockout phase of UEFA Euro 2012 began with the quarter-finals on 21 June 2012, and was completed on 1 July 2012 with the final at the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv, won by Spain 4–0 against Italy.[1] After the completion of the group stage on 19 June 2012, eight teams qualified for the quarter-finals (two from each group), which are to be played from 21 to 24 June 2012.[2][3] Host nations Poland and Ukraine failed to qualify for the quarter-finals, making it only the third time in European Championship history that the host nation(s) failed to make it out of the group stage; at Euro 2000, co-host Belgium were eliminated at the group stage, and at Euro 2008, co-hosts Austria and Switzerland also failed to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Format


Any game in the knockout stage that was undecided by the end of the regular 90 minutes was followed by thirty minutes of extra time (two 15-minute halves). If scores were still level after 30 minutes of extra time, there would be a penalty shootout (at least five penalties each, and more if necessary) to determine who progressed to the next round. As with every tournament since UEFA Euro 1984, there was no third place play-off.

Qualified teams


The top two placed teams from each of the four groups qualified for the knockout stage.

Group Winners Runners-up
A  Czech Republic  Greece
B  Germany  Portugal
C  Spain  Italy
UEFA Euro 2012 Group D  England  France

Bracket


 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
21 June – Warsaw
 
 
 Czech Republic0
 
27 June – Donetsk
 
 Portugal1
 
 Portugal0 (2)
 
23 June – Donetsk
 
 Spain (p)0 (4)
 
 Spain2
 
1 July – Kyiv
 
 France0
 
 Spain4
 
22 June – Gdańsk
 
 Italy0
 
 Germany4
 
28 June – Warsaw
 
 Greece2
 
 Germany1
 
24 June – Kyiv
 
 Italy2
 
 England0 (2)
 
 
 Italy (p)0 (4)
 

Quarter-finals


Czech Republic vs Portugal

Czech Republic 0–1 Portugal
Report
Attendance: 55,590[4]
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Czech Republic[5]
Portugal[5]
GK1Petr Čech (c)
RB2Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB6Tomáš Sivok
CB3Michal Kadlec
LB8David Limberský 90'
CM17Tomáš Hübschman 86'
CM13Jaroslav Plašil
RW19Petr Jiráček
AM22Vladimír Darida 61'
LW14Václav Pilař
CF15Milan Baroš
Substitutions:
MF9Jan Rezek 61'
FW20Tomáš Pekhart 86'
Manager:
Michal Bílek
GK12Rui Patrício
RB21João Pereira
CB3Pepe
CB2Bruno Alves
LB5Fábio Coentrão
CM16Raul Meireles 88'
CM4Miguel Veloso 27'
CM8João Moutinho
RF17Nani 26' 84'
CF23Hélder Postiga 40'
LF7Cristiano Ronaldo (c)
Substitutions:
FW9Hugo Almeida 40'
MF6Custódio 84'
DF14Rolando 88'
Manager:
Paulo Bento

Woman of the Match:
Ilham Aden (England)[4]

Assistant referees:[6]
Michael Mullarkey (England)
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Additional assistant referees:
Martin Atkinson (England)
Mark Clattenburg (England)
Reserve assistant referee:
Stefan Wittberg (Sweden)

Germany vs Greece

Germany 4–2 Greece
Report
Attendance: 38,751[7]
Germany[8]
Greece[8]
GK1Manuel Neuer
RB20Jérôme Boateng
CB5Mats Hummels
CB14Holger Badstuber
LB16Philipp Lahm (c)
CM6Sami Khedira
CM7Bastian Schweinsteiger
RW21Marco Reus 80'
AM8Mesut Özil
LW9André Schürrle 67'
CF11Miroslav Klose 80'
Substitutions:
MF13Thomas Müller 67'
FW23Mario Gómez 80'
MF19Mario Götze 80'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
GK13Michalis Sifakis
RB15Vasilis Torosidis
CB19Sokratis Papastathopoulos 75'
CB5Kyriakos Papadopoulos
LB3Georgios Tzavelas 46'
CM6Grigoris Makos 72'
CM2Ioannis Maniatis
RW18Sotiris Ninis 46'
AM21Kostas Katsouranis (c)
LW7Georgios Samaras 14'
CF14Dimitris Salpingidis
Substitutions:
FW17Theofanis Gekas 46'
MF16Georgios Fotakis 46'
FW9Nikos Liberopoulos 72'
Manager:
Fernando Santos

Man of the Match:
Mesut Özil (Germany)[7]

Assistant referees:[9]
Primož Arhar (Slovenia)
Matej Žunič (Slovenia)
Fourth official:
Stéphane Lannoy (France)
Additional assistant referees:
Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Frédéric Cano (France)

Spain vs France

Spain 2–0 France
Report
Attendance: 47,000[10]
Spain[11]
France[11]
GK1Iker Casillas (c)
RB17Álvaro Arbeloa
CB3Gerard Piqué
CB15Sergio Ramos 31'
LB18Jordi Alba
RM8Xavi
CM16Sergio Busquets
LM14Xabi Alonso
RF21David Silva 65'
CF10Cesc Fàbregas 67'
LF6Andrés Iniesta 84'
Substitutions:
FW7Pedro 65'
FW9Fernando Torres 67'
MF20Santi Cazorla 84'
Manager:
Vicente del Bosque
GK1Hugo Lloris (c)
RB13Anthony Réveillère
CB4Adil Rami
CB21Laurent Koscielny
LB22Gaël Clichy
DM17Yann M'Vila 79'
CM6Yohan Cabaye 42'
CM15Florent Malouda 65'
RW2Mathieu Debuchy 64'
LW7Franck Ribéry
CF10Karim Benzema
Substitutions:
MF14Jérémy Ménez 76' 64'
MF11Samir Nasri 65'
FW9Olivier Giroud 79'
Manager:
Laurent Blanc

Man of the Match:
Xabi Alonso (Spain)[10]

Assistant referees:[12]
Renato Faverani (Italy)
Andrea Stefani (Italy)
Fourth official:
Craig Thomson (Scotland)
Additional assistant referees:
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Paolo Tagliavento (Italy)
Reserve assistant referee:
Alasdair Ross (Scotland)

England vs Italy

England 0–0 (a.e.t.) Italy
Report
Penalties
2–4
Attendance: 64,340[13]
England[14]
Italy[14]
GK1Joe Hart
RB2Glen Johnson
CB6John Terry
CB15Joleon Lescott
LB3Ashley Cole
CM4Steven Gerrard (c)
CM17Scott Parker 94'
RW16James Milner 61'
LW11Ashley Young
SS10Wayne Rooney
CF22Danny Welbeck 60'
Substitutions:
FW9Andy Carroll 60'
MF7Theo Walcott 61'
MF8Jordan Henderson 94'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson
GK1Gianluigi Buffon (c)
RB7Ignazio Abate 90+1'
CB15Andrea Barzagli 82'
CB19Leonardo Bonucci
LB6Federico Balzaretti
DM21Andrea Pirlo
RW8Claudio Marchisio
AM18Riccardo Montolivo
LW16Daniele De Rossi 80'
CF9Mario Balotelli
CF10Antonio Cassano 78'
Substitutions:
MF22Alessandro Diamanti 78'
MF23Antonio Nocerino 80'
DF2Christian Maggio 94' 90+1'
Manager:
Cesare Prandelli

Man of the Match:
Andrea Pirlo (Italy)[15]

Assistant referees:[16]
Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
Ricardo Santos (Portugal)
Fourth official:
Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Additional assistant referees:
Jorge Sousa (Portugal)
Duarte Gomes (Portugal)
Reserve assistant referee:
Bahattin Duran (Turkey)

Semi-finals


Portugal vs Spain

Portugal 0–0 (a.e.t.) Spain
Report
Penalties
2–4
Attendance: 48,000[17]
Portugal[18]
Spain[18]
GK12Rui Patrício
RB21João Pereira 64'
CB3Pepe 61'
CB2Bruno Alves 86'
LB5Fábio Coentrão 45'
CM16Raul Meireles 113'
CM4Miguel Veloso 90+3' 106'
CM8João Moutinho
RF17Nani
CF9Hugo Almeida 81'
LF7Cristiano Ronaldo (c)
Substitutions:
FW11Nélson Oliveira 81'
MF6Custódio 106'
FW18Silvestre Varela 113'
Manager:
Paulo Bento
GK1Iker Casillas (c)
RB17Álvaro Arbeloa 84'
CB3Gerard Piqué
CB15Sergio Ramos 40'
LB18Jordi Alba
CM8Xavi 87'
CM16Sergio Busquets 60'
CM14Xabi Alonso 113'
RF21David Silva 60'
CF11Álvaro Negredo 54'
LF6Andrés Iniesta
Substitutions:
MF10Cesc Fàbregas 54'
MF22Jesús Navas 60'
FW7Pedro 87'
Manager:
Vicente del Bosque

Man of the Match:
Sergio Ramos (Spain)[17]

Assistant referees:[19]
Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
Tarık Ongun (Turkey)
Fourth official:
Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Additional assistant referees:
Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)
Bülent Yıldırım (Turkey)
Reserve assistant referee:
Matej Žunič (Slovenia)

Germany vs Italy

Germany 1–2 Italy
Report
Attendance: 55,540[20]
Germany[21]
Italy[21]
GK1Manuel Neuer
RB20Jérôme Boateng 71'
CB5Mats Hummels 90+4'
CB14Holger Badstuber
LB16Philipp Lahm (c)
CM7Bastian Schweinsteiger
CM6Sami Khedira
RW18Toni Kroos
AM8Mesut Özil
LW10Lukas Podolski 46'
CF23Mario Gómez 46'
Substitutions:
FW11Miroslav Klose 46'
MF21Marco Reus 46'
MF13Thomas Müller 71'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
GK1Gianluigi Buffon (c)
RB6Federico Balzaretti
CB15Andrea Barzagli
CB19Leonardo Bonucci 61'
LB3Giorgio Chiellini
DM21Andrea Pirlo
RW8Claudio Marchisio
AM18Riccardo Montolivo 64'
LW16Daniele De Rossi 84'
CF9Mario Balotelli 37' 70'
CF10Antonio Cassano 58'
Substitutions:
MF22Alessandro Diamanti 58'
MF5Thiago Motta 89' 64'
FW11Antonio Di Natale 70'
Manager:
Cesare Prandelli

Man of the Match:
Andrea Pirlo (Italy)[20]

Assistant referees:[22]
Frédéric Cano (France)
Michaël Annonier (France)
Fourth official:
Howard Webb (England)
Additional assistant referees:
Fredy Fautrel (France)
Ruddy Buquet (France)
Reserve assistant referee:
Michael Mullarkey (England)

Final


Spain 4–0 Italy
Report
Attendance: 63,170[23]
Spain[24]
Italy[24]
GK1Iker Casillas (c)
RB17Álvaro Arbeloa
CB3Gerard Piqué 25'
CB15Sergio Ramos
LB18Jordi Alba
CM8Xavi
CM16Sergio Busquets
CM14Xabi Alonso
AM10Cesc Fàbregas 75'
CF21David Silva 59'
CF6Andrés Iniesta 87'
Substitutions:
FW7Pedro 59'
FW9Fernando Torres 75'
MF13Juan Mata 87'
Manager:
Vicente del Bosque
GK1Gianluigi Buffon (c)
RB7Ignazio Abate
CB15Andrea Barzagli 45'
CB19Leonardo Bonucci
LB3Giorgio Chiellini 21'
DM21Andrea Pirlo
RW8Claudio Marchisio
AM18Riccardo Montolivo 57'
LW16Daniele De Rossi
CF9Mario Balotelli
CF10Antonio Cassano 46'
Substitutions:
DF6Federico Balzaretti 21'
FW11Antonio Di Natale 46'
MF5Thiago Motta 57'
Manager:
Cesare Prandelli

Man of the Match:
Andrés Iniesta (Spain)[25]

Assistant referees:[26]
Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
Ricardo Santos (Portugal)
Fourth official:
Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Additional assistant referees:
Jorge Sousa (Portugal)
Duarte Gomes (Portugal)
Reserve assistant referee:
Bahattin Duran (Turkey)

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