Through the quarterfinals of the 2012 European Championship, Portugal have exceeded expectations. They weren’t expected to get out of the Group of Death, but an impressive performance against the Dutch allowed them to do so. Then, the Portuguese romped past an unimpressive Czech side that was overmatched without midfield maestro Tomas Rosicky.
In their five games, Portugal have played organized defense and impressive offense. They have surprised in their effectiveness and have to be considered to have a chance in their semifinal against Spain.