UEFA Euro 2004 Final

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UEFA Euro 2004 Final
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Match programme cover
Event UEFA Euro 2004
Date 4 July 2004
Venue Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Man of the Match Theodoros Zagorakis (Greece)
Referee Markus Merk (Germany)
Attendance 62,865
Weather Sunny
23°C[1]
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2008

The UEFA Euro 2004 Final was a football match played on 4 July 2004 at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal to determine the winner of UEFA Euro 2004. The match featured tournament hosts Portugal, who went into the match as favourites,[2] and Greece, playing in only their second European Championship. Both teams had qualified for the knockout stage from Group A of the tournament's group stage, with Greece winning 2–1 in the teams' earlier meeting.

Greece won the final 1–0, defying odds of 80–1 from the beginning of the tournament,[3] with Angelos Charisteas scoring the winning goal in the 57th minute. While the dedication of the side and the victory were celebrated by their nation, Greece were dubbed by Barry Glendenning of The Guardian as "the only underdogs in history that everyone wants to see get beaten".[4]

Route to the final[edit]

Portugal Round Greece
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Greece 1–2 Match 1  Portugal 2–1
 Russia 2–0 Match 2  Spain 1–1
 Spain 1–0 Match 3  Russia 1–2
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Greece 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Russia 3 1 0 2 2 4 –2 3
Final standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Greece 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Russia 3 1 0 2 2 4 –2 3
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 England 2–2 (aet) (6–5 pen.) Quarter-finals  France 1–0
 Netherlands 2–1 Semi-finals  Czech Republic 1–0 (aet)

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

4 July 2004
19:45 WEST
Portugal  0–1  Greece
Report Charisteas Goal 57'
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 62,865
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)[5]
Portugal
Greece
GK 1 Ricardo
RB 13 Miguel Substituted off 43'
CB 16 Ricardo Carvalho
CB 4 Jorge Andrade
LB 14 Nuno Valente Booked 90+3'
CM 6 Costinha Booked 12' Substituted off 60'
CM 18 Maniche
RW 7 Luís Figo (c)
AM 20 Deco
LW 17 Cristiano Ronaldo
CF 9 Pauleta Substituted off 74'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Paulo Ferreira Substituted in 43'
MF 10 Rui Costa Substituted in 60'
FW 21 Nuno Gomes Substituted in 74'
Manager:
Brazil Luiz Felipe Scolari
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GK 1 Antonios Nikopolidis
RB 2 Giourkas Seitaridis Booked 63'
CB 5 Traianos Dellas
CB 19 Michalis Kapsis
LB 14 Takis Fyssas Booked 67'
RM 8 Stelios Giannakopoulos Substituted off 76'
CM 6 Angelos Basinas Booked 45+2'
CM 7 Theodoros Zagorakis (c)
LM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
CF 9 Angelos Charisteas
CF 15 Zisis Vryzas Substituted off 81'
Substitutions:
DF 3 Stylianos Venetidis Substituted in 76'
FW 22 Dimitrios Papadopoulos Booked 85' Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Germany Otto Rehhagel

Man of the Match:
Theodoros Zagorakis (Greece)[6]

Assistant referees:
Christian Schräer (Germany)[5]
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)[5]
Fourth official:
Anders Frisk (Sweden)[7]

Match rules

Statistics[edit]

UEFA Euro 2004 Final
The winning goal from Angelos Charisteas
Greek fans celebrating their win.
Overall[8]
Statistic Portugal Greece
Goals scored 0 1
Total shots 17 4
Shots on target 5 1
Ball possession 58% 42%
Corner kicks 10 1
Fouls committed 18 19
Offsides 4 3
Yellow cards 2 4
Red cards 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History for Lisbon, Portugal". Wunderground. 4 July 2004. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Greece win Euro 2004". World Soccer. 4 July 2004. Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Szreter, Adam (4 July 2004). "Greece kings of Europe". Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 15 April 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Glendenning, Barry (5 July 2004). "Portugal 0–1 Greece". The Guardian (Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Chaplin, Mark (30 June 2004). "Merk to referee final". UEFA.com (Union of European Football Associations). Archived from the original on 30 June 2004. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Theodoros Zagorakis". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 July 2004. Archived from the original on 5 July 2004. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Mezzasalma, Nicole (3 July 2004). "Just another game – Merk". UEFA.com (Union of European Football Associations). Archived from the original on 5 July 2004. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Team statistics". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 July 2004. Archived from the original on 6 July 2004. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 

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