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UEFA Euro 2008 Knockout Phase

The knockout phase of UEFA Euro 2008 began with the quarter-finals on 19 June 2008, and was completed on 29 June 2008 with the final at Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna.

All times Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

Format

The knockout phase was different from that of past tournaments. Teams in groups A and B were separated from teams in groups C and D until the final. This increased the chance of a group fixture being replayed in the knockout phase, and rendered a final between two teams drawn in the same half of the tournament impossible. The reason for the format change this year was to equalise the rest periods during the knockout phase.[1] Also, in another major change, for the first time in a European Championship, only two venues (St. Jakob-Park, Basel and Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna) were used for the seven matches in the knockout phase of the tournament.[1] As with every tournament since UEFA Euro 1984, there was no third place play-off.

Another new rule forgave all single yellow cards received up to and including the quarter-finals. However, players that were booked both in group tournament and quarter-finals missed semi-finals through suspension, but could play in the final. It was thus not possible to be suspended for the final without a red card.

Qualified teams

The top two placed teams from each of the four groups qualified for the knockout stage.

Group Winners Runners-up
A  Portugal  Turkey
B  Croatia  Germany
C  Netherlands  Italy
D  Spain  Russia

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
19 June - Basel
 
 
 Portugal2
 
25 June - Basel
 
 Germany3
 
 Germany3
 
20 June - Vienna
 
 Turkey2
 
 Croatia1 (1)
 
29 June - Vienna
 
 Turkey (p)1 (3)
 
 Germany0
 
21 June - Basel
 
 Spain1
 
 Netherlands1
 
26 June - Vienna
 
 Russia (a.e.t.)3
 
 Russia0
 
22 June - Vienna
 
 Spain3
 
 Spain (p)0 (4)
 
 
 Italy0 (2)
 

Quarter-finals

The first quarter-final saw Group A winners Portugal take on Germany, who finished as runners-up of Group B. Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the opener half-way through the first half, before Miroslav Klose doubled their lead four minutes later. Portugal pulled one back five minutes before half-time, but Germany restored their two-goal lead on the hour mark. Portugal now needed two goals to take the game to extra time; Hélder Postiga pulled one back, but Germany were able to hang on to qualify for the semi-finals for the first time since 1996.

The second quarter-final was between Croatia and Turkey, and was a less high scoring affair. No goals were scored in normal time, and it took 29 minutes of extra time before Ivan Klasni? put Croatia into the lead. However, two minutes into injury time at the end of extra time Turkey was awarded a free kick. Controversially referee Roberto Rosetti did not allow the Croatian coach to put on a substitute, after Turkey was awarded the free kick, which would have allowed for the Croatian defence to better settle. A long free kick from Turkey goalkeeper Rü?tü Reçber found Semih ?entürk on the edge of the area; the striker turned and hit a shot into the top corner of the net to take the game to a penalty shootout. Croatia went first, but only managed to score one of their four penalties, while Turkey scored all three of theirs to win 3-1.

The Group C winners, the Netherlands, who had won all three of their group games, took on Group D runners-up Russia in quarter-final 3. The Netherlands' players wore black armbands in sympathy for the death of Anissa, Khalid Boulahrouz's premature baby daughter. Russia took the lead through Roman Pavlyuchenko just before the hour mark. Ruud van Nistelrooy equalised in the 86th minute. In the 90th minute, ?ubo? Miche? sent the Russian defender Denis Kolodin off the field for his second yellow card, but reversed his decision. The reversal was based on a linesman's (mistaken) observation that the ball was out of play before the tackle.[2] Eugen Strigel, head of the German referee committee, later judged the reversal against regulations as well as based on a mistaken premise.[3] The Russians played on with 11 players and with two quick-fire goals in the last eight minutes of extra time from Dmitri Torbinski and Andrei Arshavin secured a remarkable win.

The final quarter-final pitted Spain against Italy. With such big names on show, fans might have expected an exciting match. However, in 120 minutes of football, neither team managed to produce a goal, sending the game to penalties. Spain went first and scored three of their first four penalties, Gianluigi Buffon saving the other from Dani Güiza, while Iker Casillas saved two of Italy's four penalties. This left Cesc Fàbregas having to score to send Spain through. He converted, meaning that Spain had won their first competitive match against Italy since the 1920 Summer Olympics and that Spain had qualified for the semi-finals for the first time since 1984.

Portugal vs Germany

Attendance: 39,374[4]
Portugal[5]
Germany[5]
GK 1 Ricardo
RB 4 José Bosingwa
CB 15 Pepe Yellow card 60
CB 16 Ricardo Carvalho
LB 2 Paulo Ferreira
CM 8 Petit Yellow card 26 Substituted off 73
CM 10 João Moutinho Substituted off 31
RW 7 Cristiano Ronaldo
AM 20 Deco
LW 11 Simão
CF 21 Nuno Gomes (c) Substituted off 67
Substitutions:
MF 6 Raul Meireles Substituted in 31
MF 19 Nani Substituted in 67
FW 23 Hélder Postiga Yellow card 90 Substituted in 73
Manager:
Brazil Luiz Felipe Scolari
POR-GER 2008-06-19.svg
GK 1 Jens Lehmann
RB 3 Arne Friedrich Yellow card 48
CB 17 Per Mertesacker
CB 21 Christoph Metzelder
LB 16 Philipp Lahm Yellow card 49
CM 6 Simon Rolfes
CM 13 Michael Ballack (c)
RW 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger Substituted off 83
LW 15 Thomas Hitzlsperger Substituted off 73
CF 11 Miroslav Klose Substituted off 89
CF 20 Lukas Podolski
Substitutions:
MF 18 Tim Borowski Substituted in 73
DF 4 Clemens Fritz Substituted in 83
DF 2 Marcell Jansen Substituted in 89
Manager:
Hans-Dieter Flick[note 1]

Man of the Match:
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)[4]

Assistant referees:
Stefan Wittberg (Sweden)
Henrik Andrén (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Croatia vs Turkey

Croatia[7]
Turkey[7]
GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa
RB 5 Vedran ?orluka
CB 4 Robert Kova?
CB 3 Josip ?imuni?
LB 22 Danijel Pranji?
CM 14 Luka Modri?
CM 10 Niko Kova? (c)
RW 11 Darijo Srna
LW 7 Ivan Rakiti?
SS 19 Niko Kranj?ar Substituted off 65
CF 18 Ivica Oli? Substituted off 97
Substitutions:
FW 21 Mladen Petri? Substituted in 65
FW 17 Ivan Klasni? Substituted in 97
Manager:
Slaven Bili?
CRO-TUR 2008-06-20.svg
GK 1 Rü?tü Reçber
RB 22 Hamit Alt?ntop
CB 4 Gökhan Zan
CB 15 Emre Ak Yellow card 107
LB 3 Hakan Balta
DM 6 Mehmet Topal Substituted off 76
RM 20 Sabri Sar?o?lu
CM 17 Tuncay Yellow card 27
LM 14 Arda Turan Yellow card 49
CF 18 Colin Kazim-Richards Substituted off 61
CF 8 Nihat Kahveci (c) Substituted off 117
Substitutions:
DF 16 U?ur Boral Yellow card 89 Substituted in 61
FW 9 Semih ?entürk Substituted in 76
FW 10 Gökdeniz Karadeniz Substituted in 117
Manager:
Fatih Terim

Man of the Match:
Hamit Alt?ntop (Turkey)[6]

Assistant referees:
Alessandro Griselli (Italy)
Paolo Calcagno (Italy)
Fourth official:
Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)

Netherlands vs Russia

Attendance: 38,374[8]
Netherlands[9]
Russia[9]
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar (c)
RB 21 Khalid Boulahrouz Yellow card 50 Substituted off 54
CB 2 André Ooijer
CB 4 Joris Mathijsen
LB 5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst
CM 17 Nigel de Jong
CM 8 Orlando Engelaar Substituted off 62
RW 18 Dirk Kuyt Substituted off 46
AM 23 Rafael van der Vaart Yellow card 60
LW 10 Wesley Sneijder
CF 9 Ruud van Nistelrooy
Substitutions:
FW 7 Robin van Persie Yellow card 55 Substituted in 46
DF 3 John Heitinga Substituted in 54
MF 20 Ibrahim Afellay Substituted in 62
Manager:
Marco van Basten
NED-RUS 2008-06-21.svg
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 22 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
CB 8 Denis Kolodin Yellow card 71
LB 18 Yuri Zhirkov Yellow card 103
DM 11 Sergei Semak (c)
RM 17 Konstantin Zyryanov
CM 20 Igor Semshov Substituted off 69
LM 9 Ivan Saenko Substituted off 81
SS 10 Andrei Arshavin
CF 19 Roman Pavlyuchenko Substituted off 115
Substitutions:
MF 15 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov Substituted in 69
MF 7 Dmitri Torbinski Yellow card 111 Substituted in 81
FW 21 Dmitri Sychev Substituted in 115
Manager:
Netherlands Guus Hiddink

Man of the Match:
Andrei Arshavin (Russia)[8]

Assistant referees:
Roman Sly?ko (Slovakia)
Martin Balko (Slovakia)
Fourth official:
Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)

Spain vs Italy

Spain[11]
Italy[11]
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 4 Carlos Marchena
CB 5 Carles Puyol
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
RM 6 Andrés Iniesta Yellow card 11 Substituted off 59
CM 19 Marcos Senna
CM 8 Xavi Substituted off 60
LM 21 David Silva
CF 7 David Villa Yellow card 72
CF 9 Fernando Torres Substituted off 85
Substitutions:
MF 12 Santi Cazorla Yellow card 113 Substituted in 59
MF 10 Cesc Fàbregas Substituted in 60
FW 17 Dani Güiza Substituted in 85
Manager:
Luis Aragonés
ESP-ITA 2008-06-22.svg

Man of the Match:
Iker Casillas (Spain)[10]

Assistant referees:
Carsten Kadach (Germany)
Volker Wezel (Germany)
Fourth official:
Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)

Semi-finals

The first semi-final saw Group B runner-up and three-time champions Germany face Group A runner-up and first time semi-finalists Turkey. Turkey scored first as U?ur Boral converted a rebound from the crossbar. Schweinsteiger and Germany equalised four minutes later. In the 79th minute Klose headed Germany into the lead with his second goal of the tournament. Turkey managed to get back seven minutes later when Semih flicked the ball past Lehmann. The match was headed for extra time when defender Philipp Lahm in the 90th minute scored the final goal and sent Germany into their sixth European Championship final. The TV broadcast of the match experienced technical difficulties caused by severe thunderstorms in Vienna, Austria, from where the television broadcast was transmitted. Television pictures in several countries were interrupted on three occasions, including at the time of Klose and Semih's goals. The entire match was recorded and distributed to all countries.

The second semi-final was a replay of the opening match of Group D, Spain in their first semi-final since 1984 faced Russia who had not been in a semi-final since 1988 as the Soviet Union. The first half was scoreless, but five minutes into the second half Xavi opened the scoring. Güiza replaced Torres in the 69th minute and four minutes later he had scored the second goal for Spain. David Silva rounded up the scoring with Spain's third of the night, sending Spain into their third European Championship final.

Germany vs Turkey

Germany 3-2 Turkey
Report
Germany[13]
Turkey[13]
GER-TUR 2008-06-25.svg
GK 1 Rü?tü Reçber (c)
RB 20 Sabri Sar?o?lu Yellow card 90+4
CB 6 Mehmet Topal
CB 4 Gökhan Zan
LB 3 Hakan Balta
DM 7 Mehmet Aurélio
RM 18 Colin Kazim-Richards Substituted off 90+2
CM 22 Hamit Alt?ntop
CM 19 Ayhan Akman Substituted off 81
LM 16 U?ur Boral Substituted off 84
CF 9 Semih ?entürk Yellow card 53
Substitutions:
FW 21 Mevlüt Erdinç Substituted in 81
MF 10 Gökdeniz Karadeniz Substituted in 84
MF 11 Tümer Metin Substituted in 90+2
Manager:
Fatih Terim

Man of the Match:
Philipp Lahm (Germany)[12]

Assistant referees:
Matthias Arnet (Switzerland)
Stéphane Cuhat (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)

Russia vs Spain

Russia 0-3 Spain
Report
Russia[15]
Spain[15]
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 22 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 2 Vasili Berezutski
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 18 Yuri Zhirkov Yellow card 56
DM 11 Sergei Semak (c)
RM 17 Konstantin Zyryanov
CM 20 Igor Semshov Substituted off 56
LM 9 Ivan Saenko Substituted off 57
SS 10 Andrei Arshavin
CF 19 Roman Pavlyuchenko
Substitutions:
MF 15 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov Yellow card 60 Substituted in 56
FW 21 Dmitri Sychev Substituted in 57
Manager:
Netherlands Guus Hiddink
RUS-ESP 2008-06-26.svg
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 4 Carlos Marchena
CB 5 Carles Puyol
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
RM 6 Andrés Iniesta
CM 19 Marcos Senna
CM 8 Xavi Substituted off 69
LM 21 David Silva
CF 7 David Villa Substituted off 34
CF 9 Fernando Torres Substituted off 69
Substitutions:
MF 10 Cesc Fàbregas Substituted in 34
MF 14 Xabi Alonso Substituted in 69
FW 17 Dani Güiza Substituted in 69
Manager:
Luis Aragonés

Man of the Match:
Andrés Iniesta (Spain)[14]

Assistant referees:
Peter Hermans (Belgium)
Alex Verstraeten (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Final

The final match was played between Germany and Spain on 29 June 2008 at the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna, Austria. Spain won the match 1-0, the winning goal scored by Fernando Torres.

Germany[17]
Spain[17]
GK 1 Jens Lehmann
RB 3 Arne Friedrich
CB 17 Per Mertesacker
CB 21 Christoph Metzelder
LB 16 Philipp Lahm Substituted off 46
CM 8 Torsten Frings
CM 15 Thomas Hitzlsperger Substituted off 58
RW 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger
AM 13 Michael Ballack (c) Yellow card 43
LW 20 Lukas Podolski
CF 11 Miroslav Klose Substituted off 79
Substitutions:
DF 2 Marcell Jansen Substituted in 46
FW 22 Kevin Kurányi Yellow card 88 Substituted in 58
FW 9 Mario Gómez Substituted in 79
Manager:
Joachim Löw
GER-ESP 2008-06-29.svg
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c) Yellow card 43
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 4 Carlos Marchena
CB 5 Carles Puyol
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
DM 19 Marcos Senna
RM 6 Andrés Iniesta
CM 8 Xavi
CM 10 Cesc Fàbregas Substituted off 63
LM 21 David Silva Substituted off 66
CF 9 Fernando Torres Yellow card 74 Substituted off 78
Substitutions:
MF 14 Xabi Alonso Substituted in 63
MF 12 Santi Cazorla Substituted in 66
FW 17 Dani Güiza Substituted in 78
Manager:
Luis Aragonés

Man of the Match:
Fernando Torres (Spain)[18]

Assistant referees:[19]
Alessandro Griselli (Italy)
Paolo Calcagno (Italy)
Fourth official:
Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)

Notes

  1. ^ Due to the one-match suspension of German head coach Joachim Löw, assistant coach Hans-Dieter Flick took his place on the bench.

References

  1. ^ a b "Euro-Format means group rivals cannot meet again in final". Yahoo! Sports. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/euro_2008/7363505.stm
  3. ^ http://www.fussball-blabla.de/em-2008-diskussion-um-annullierte-gelb-rote-karte/6000/
  4. ^ a b "Full-time report Portugal-Germany" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Quarter-finals - Portugal-Germany" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Full-time report Croatia-Turkey" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Quarter-finals - Croatia-Turkey" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Full-time report Netherlands-Russia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Quarter-finals - Netherlands-Russia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ a b "UEFA Euro 2008 technical report" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2008. p. 105 (106 of PDF). Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Quarter-finals - Spain-Italy" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 22 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Full-time report Germany-Turkey" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Semi-finals - Germany-Turkey" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  14. ^ a b "Full-time report Russia-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  15. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Semi-finals - Turkey-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  16. ^ "Full-time report Germany-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  17. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Final - Germany-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  18. ^ "Hero Torres completes honours list". UEFA.com. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ "Rosetti 'delighted' to referee final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 2014.

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