Germany and Portugal are through to the quarter finals of Euro 2012.
Germany continued their dominance of Group B with a 2-1 win against Denmark.
Lukas Podolski, who became the youngest European player to reach 100 caps,put Germany in front and although Krohn-Dehli’s equalisier gave the Danes hope, Bender sealed the win for Germany and set up a quarter final against Greece.
Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo secured second place in the group for Portugal who had to come from behind to beat Holland 2-1.
The Dutch needed to win by two clear goals and although Van Der Vart gave them the lead, they could not hold off a powerful Portuguese side who now meet the Czech Republic in the last eight.
Spain and Croatia lead Group C and a draw could be enough for both of them to reach the next round.
The Spanish were in a class of their own against the Republic of Ireland but they cannot afford and mistakes against a Croatian team that has already beaten Italy and Germany in major tournaments.
Italy play the Republic of Ireland still with a chance of reaching the quarter finals.
On paper Italy should win but they will not want reminding of June 18, 1994, when Ireland beat Italy at the World Cup Finals.
Since then they have only managed to beat Ireland once in four meetings, a defeat tonight would see them finish bottom of Group C.
Jorge Lorenzo won the British Moto GP at Silverstone to extend his lead in the riders championship.
Casey Stoner was second, ahead of his Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa.
Britain’s Cal Crutchlow, who started the race from the back of the grid after crashing and breaking his ankle on Saturday, put in a stunning performance to finish sixth.
There was drama at the Mens final at Queen’s when David Nalbandian was dis-qualified after an umpire was injured when the Argentinean kicked an advertising board.
His opponent Marin Cilic from Croatia was awarded the Men’s title by default .