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Euro 2012 Quarterfinal No. 1 - Czech Republic v Portugal - Lineups and Game Thread

Let's all remember that time Petr Cech told Ivica Olic to "get that [ship] outta here!"
Let's all remember that time Petr Cech told Ivica Olic to "get that [ship] outta here!"

Czech Republic Lineup (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; David Limberský, Michal Kadlec, Tomáš Sivok, Theodor Gebre Selassie; Tomáš Hübschman, Jaroslav Plašil; Václav Pilař, Vladimir Darida, Petr Jiráček; Milan Baroš

Portugal Lineup (4-3-3): Rui Patrício; Fábio Coentrão, Bruno Alves, Pepe, João Pereira; Miguel Veloso, João Moutinho, Raul Meireles; Cristiano Ronaldo, Hélder Postiga, Nani

Chelsea interests: Current players Petr Cech and Raul Meireles, and Theodor Gebre Selassie and João Moutinho, to whom we've been linked.

After a one-day hiatus, Euro 2012 is back. Today's match features Petr Cech and rumoured Chelsea target Theodor Gebre Selassie lead the Czech Republic against Cristiano Ronaldo, former-hair-ferret-enthusiast Raul Marelsh, and the other representatives of the land of Bosingwa. Both teams have had slightly poor tournaments thus far, but they've managed to advance to this stage.

Because they have arguably the best player in the world on their team, Portugal are probably favourites to go through, but we all know what happens when Petr Cech hears about best players in the world. If we're lucky, this will be a showdown Cech and Ronaldo, the proverbial immovable object against the unstoppable force*. Also, for the sake of DPeezy's liver, I think we'll all be pulling for the Czechs today. : )

[*This is Portugal, so CR7 is probably going to show up in Bosingwa mode, even if he did turn it on last time out.]

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