UEFA Euro 2004 Final
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)|
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, and Greece, playing in only their second European Championship. It was the first time in a major international tournament where both finalists had also played in the opening game of the tournament. 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, 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".
Route to the final
|England||2–2 (aet) (6–5 pen.)||Quarter-finals||France||1–0|
|Netherlands||2–1||Semi-finals||Czech Republic||1–0 (aet)|
4 July 2004
|Shots on target||5||1|
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