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UEFA Euro 2004 Final

UEFA Euro 2004 Final
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EventUEFA Euro 2004
Date4 July 2004 (2004-07-04)
VenueEstádio da Luz, Lisbon
Man of the MatchTheodoros Zagorakis (Greece)[1]
RefereeMarkus Merk (Germany)[2]
Attendance62,865[3]
WeatherSunny
25 °C (77 °F)
50% humidity[4]
2000
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,[5] 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,[6] with Angelos Charisteas scoring the winning goal in the 57th minute.[7]

Venue

Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, the biggest stadium by capacity in Portugal hosted UEFA Euro 2004 final match on 4 July 2004. Opened in 2003, it was built for hosting the home games of Portuguese club S.L. Benfica.[8] Used mostly for association football matches, Estádio da Luz hosted numerous notable matches, including UEFA Euro - Quarter-final between Portugal and England in 2004,[9] UEFA Euro Final between Portugal and Greece in 2004,[10]Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid in 2014.[11] Previously, 3 group matches of Group A and B took place in the stadium during the UEFA Euro 2004.[12]

Estádio da Luz has a capacity of 65,000 seats.[8]

Route to the final

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
Group A winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Portugal (H) 3 6
2  Greece 3 4
3  Spain 3 4
4  Russia 3 3
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.
Final standings Group A runner-up
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Portugal (H) 3 6
2  Greece 3 4
3  Spain 3 4
4  Russia 3 3
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.
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

Details

Attendance: 62,865[3]
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Portugal
Greece
GK 1 Ricardo
RB 13 Miguel Substituted off 43
CB 4 Jorge Andrade
CB 16 Ricardo Carvalho
LB 14 Nuno Valente Yellow card 90+3
CM 18 Maniche
CM 6 Costinha Yellow card 12 Substituted off 60
RW 17 Cristiano Ronaldo
AM 20 Deco
LW 7 Luís Figo (c)
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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Man of the Match:
Theodoros Zagorakis (Greece)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Christian Schräer (Germany)
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)
Fourth official:
Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Match rules[13]

Statistics

UEFA Euro 2004 Final
The winning goal from Angelos Charisteas
Greek fans celebrating their win.
Overall[14]
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

  1. ^ a b "Theodoros Zagorakis". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 July 2004. Archived from the original on 5 July 2004. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b 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 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Portugal vs. Greece - 4 July 2004". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "History for Lisbon, Portugal". Wunderground. 4 July 2004. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Greece win Euro 2004". World Soccer. 4 July 2004. Retrieved 2008.
  6. ^ Szreter, Adam (4 July 2004). "Greece kings of Europe". Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 2008.
  7. ^ McVeigh, Niall (13 August 2005). "Golden Goal: Angelos Charisteas for Greece v Portugal (Euro 2004 final)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Characteristics and areas". Website of S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Portugal hold their nerve against England". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Real Madrid 4 - Atl Madrid 1". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "UEFA EURO 2004 - Matches". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "Format". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 August 2002. Retrieved 2012.
  14. ^ "Team statistics". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 July 2004. Archived from the original on 6 July 2004. Retrieved 2014.

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