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Thursday, 24 June 2004
2004 European Championship Finals First Phase Quarter-Finals, Match One

Portugal 2 England 2 [0-1]
1-1 after ninety minutes (Silver Goal Applied)
Portugal won 6-5 on penalties



Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa
Attendance: 62,564, maybe upto 65,000; Kick-off: 7.45pm local and BST;
Live on BBC One (UK) - Commentator: John Motson

England - Michael Owen (twelve-yard flicked in 3), Frank Lampard (six-yard scoop from a Terry head down, following a Beckham corner 115).
Portugal - Helder Postiga (six-yard header 84), Rui Costa (eighteen-yard drive in off the crossbar 110),
Match Summary
Portugal Squad
England Squad
Results 2000-2005 England - Steven Gerrard (37), Gary Neville (45), Phil Neville (92).
Portugal - Costinha (56), Deco (85), Ricardo Carvalho (119).

England - David Beckham, missed (0-0).
Portugal - Deco, scores (0-1).
England - Michael Owen, scores (1-1).
Portugal - Simão, scores (1-2).
England - Frank Lampard, scores (2-2).
Portugal - Rui Costa, missed (2-2).
England - John Terry, scores (3-2).
Portugal - Ronaldo, scores (3-3).
England - Owen Hargreaves, scores (4-3).
Portugal - Maniche, scores (4-4).
England - Ashley Cole, scores (5-4).
Portugal - Helder Postiga, scores (5-5).
England - Darius Vassell, missed (5-5).
Portugal - Ricardo, scores (5-6).

England kicked-off, England kicked-off ET. 125 minutes (46 & 48)(16 & 15).

Match Summary

Officials from Switzerland




Referee (black) - Urs Meier
45 (22 January 1959), Wurenlos, FIFA-listed 1994.

Assistant Referees - Francesco Buragina, 38 (7 January 1966), and Rudolf Käppeli, 44 (24 April 1960).

Fourth Official - Alain Hamer, 38 (10 December 1965), Luxembourg, FIFA-listed 1993.

UEFA Delegate - Gerhard Kapl, Austria
 UEFA Referee observer - Nikolay Levnikov, Russia.

England wore black armbands as a mark of respect to the murdered England supporter, Stephen Smith, 28, from Wolverhampton. He was stabbed in Lisbon on Tuesday, 22 June.
25 Goal Attempts 12
8 Attempts on Target 8
  Hit Bar/Post  
13 Corner Kicks Won 9
5 Offside Calls Against 2
16 Fouls Conceded 25
61% Possession 49%

Portugal Team



FIFA (9th June 2004) 22nd
EFO ranking Group 6

ELO rating 9th
Colours: Made by Nike - Red crew necked jerseys with yellow piping and green cuffs/collar, green shorts with red side panel, red socks with green hoop.
Capt: Figo, until 75 minutes Manager: Luiz Filipe Scolari, 55 (9 November 1948 in Brazil), appointed 11 January 2003.
match, W 13 - D 8 - L 4 - F 50 - A 24.
Portugal Lineup
1 Soares Pereira, Ricardo A.M. 28 11 February 1976 G

Sporting Clube de Portugal

29 0
13 Monteiro, Luís Miguel B.G., off 79th min 24 4 January 1980 RB Sport Lisboa e Benfica 16 1
16 Silveira de Carvalho, Ricardo A. 26 18 May 1978 CD FC Porto 7 0
Carvalho cautioned in the 119th min. for Unsporting Behaviour, for a scything foul on Vassell.
4 Gomes de Andrade, Jorge M.A. 26 9 April 1978 CD RC Deportivo La Coruña, Spain 25 2
14 da Silva Valente, Nuno J.P. 29 12 September 1974 LB FC Porto 12 1
6 Costinha, off 63rd min. 29 1 December 1974 M FC Porto 27 2
Costinha cautioned in the 56th min. for Unsporting Behaviour, for bringing down Beckham.
7 Caeiro Figo, L.F.M., off 75th min. 31 4 November 1972 F Real Madrid CF, Spain 107 31
18 Maniche 26 11 November 1977 M FC Porto 12 1
20 Deco 26 27 August 1977 M FC Porto 16 1
Deco cautioned in the 85th min. for Unsporting Behaviour, for fouling Vassell as he attempted to sprint clear.
17 Santos dos Aveiro, C. Ronaldo 19 5 February 1985 F Manchester United FC, England 10 1
21 Nuno Gomes 27 5 July 1976 F Sport Lisboa e Benfica 43 20
Portugal Substitutes
scoreline: Portugal 0 England 1
11 Fonseco Sabrosa, Simão P., on 63rd min. for Costinha. 24 31 October 1979 F Sport Lisboa e Benfica 31 4
23 Marques Postiga, M. Hélder, on 75th min. for Figo 21 2 August 1982 F Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 9 4
10 C�sar Costa, Rui Manuel, on 79th min. for Miguel 32 29 March 1972 M AC Milan, Italy 93 26
result: Portugal 2 England 2
unused substitutes: 2-Paulo Ferreira, 3-Rui Jorge, 5-Fernando Couto, 12-Quim, 15-Beto, 19-Tiago, 22-Moreira.
team notes: Coach Scolari had managed Brazil in the 2002 World Cup Finals against England.
4-1-4-1 Ricardo -
(Rui Costa), Andrade, Carvalho, Nuno Valente -
(Simão) -
Ronaldo, Maniche, Deco, Figo
(Postiga) -
Nuno Gomes.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26.5 Appearances/Goals 27.6 5.5


England Team



FIFA (9th June 2004) 13th
EFO ranking Group 3

ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 2003 home uniform - White collared shadow hooped jerseys with white collar/cuffs trimmed with navy, red v-neck/panel thinning down sleeves, navy shorts with red thinning side panel, white socks with navy hoop.
Capt: David Beckham, 36th captaincy. Head Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 56 (5 February 1948), appointed Head Coach 30 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
42nd match, W 22 - D 13 - L 7 - F 82 - A 42.
England Lineup
1 James, David B. 33 1 August 1970 G

Manchester City FC

28 23ᵍᵃ
2 Neville, Gary A. 29 18 February 1975 RB Manchester United FC 67 0
Neville cautioned in the 45th min. for Unsporting Behaviour, for a foul on Ronaldo outside the penalty area.
3 Cole, Ashley 23 20 December 1980 LB Arsenal FC 30 0
4 Gerrard, Steven G., off 81st min 24 30 May 1980 M Liverpool FC 28 4
Gerrard cautioned in the 37th min. for Unsporting Behaviour, for a foul, after bringing down Deco.
5 Terry, John G. 23 7 December 1980 CD Chelsea FC 11 0
6 Campbell, Sulzeer J. 29 18 September 1974 CD Arsenal FC 62 1
7 Beckham, David R.J. 29 2 May 1975 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 72 13
8 Scholes, Paul, off 57th min. 29 16 November 1974 M Manchester United FC 66 14
9 Rooney, Wayne M., injured off 27th min. 18 24 October 1985 F Everton FC 17 8
10 Owen, Michael J. 24 14 December 1979 F Liverpool FC 60 26
11 Lampard, Frank J. 26 20 June 1978 M Chelsea FC 23 5
England Substitutes
scoreline: Portugal 0 England 1
23 Vassell, Darius C., on 27th min. for Rooney 24 13 June 1980 F Aston Villa FC 22 6
14 Neville, Philip J., on 57th min. for Scholes 27 21 January 1977 D Manchester United FC 50 0
Neville cautioned in the 92nd min. for Unsporting Behaviour, for bringing down Ronaldo.
18 Hargreaves, Owen L., on 81st min for Gerrard. 23 20 January 1981
born in Canada
M FC Bayern München, Germany 22 0
result: Portugal 2 England 2
unused substitutes: 12-Wayne Bridge, 13-Paul Robinson, 16-Jamie Carragher, 19-Joe Cole, 20-Kieron Dyer, 21-Emile Heskey, 22-Ian Walker.
team notes: Gary Neville and substitute, Phil, are brothers.
Daius Vassell's missed penalty was his last ever kick in international football.
4-4-2 James -
G.Neville, Terry, Campbell, Cole -
Beckham, Gerrard
(Hargreaves), Lampard, Scholes (P.Neville) -
(Vassell), Owen.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26.1 Appearances/Goals 42.2 6.5


    Match Report  (Mike Payne's exclusive report coming shortly)

Portugal reached the semi-finals with a 6-5 penalty shoot-out win over England.  David Beckham fired England's first one over, and though Rui Costa missed soon after, keeper Ricardo saved from Darius Vassell then scored the winner himself.  Michael Owen put England ahead after a Costinha error, but Helder Postiga made it 1-1 before Sol Campbell had a 90th- minute goal controversially ruled out.  Rui Costa's extra-time scorcher put the hosts ahead, but Frank Lampard turned sharply and scored to force penalties.  However, the shoot-out went the way of the hosts, leaving England to go out of a major tournament on penalties for the fourth time.

Yet the defeat came after England had made the dream start to their quarter-final in Lisbon.  Not only did England fans commendably respect the Portuguese national anthem, Owen responded to his critics in the most emphatic fashion.  David James launched a massive clearance upfield which Costinha attempted to cut out but contrived to head backwards into the path of Owen.  The England striker displayed all his predatory instincts, allowing the ball to drop before brilliantly flicking the ball past Ricardo with only three minutes gone.

The goal galvanised Owen, who became the first England player to score in four consecutive international tournaments - beating Geoff Hurst's record.  The swiftness of England's opener meant it was unlikely that the game would settle down and Portugal pressed for the equaliser.  Sven-Göran Eriksson's men made life difficult for themselves by giving away possession regularly, with Paul Scholes and Lampard guilty of failing to make the simple pass.  Luis Figo wriggled past Gary Neville in defence and his cross found Cristiano Ronaldo, who saw his shot blocked by a combination of the superb Ashley Cole and Sol Campbell. 

Beckham then failed to cut out a pass to Figo, allowing Deco to feed the ball to Maniche who sent a rasping drive goalwards which James expertly tipped over for a corner.  Campbell almost doubled England's advantage on 20 minutes when he headed a Gary Neville cross just over the bar. 

England needed to get a grip on proceedings, but they were dealt a blow when Wayne Rooney, their talisman, was forced off midway through the first half after being struck on the foot.  Rooney's mere presence had preoccupied the Portugal defence to such an extent that they were leaving Owen unmarked.

England's goalscorer twice went close to adding to his tally, first lobbing just over Ricardo and then forcing the goalkeeper into a fine save with a snap shot on the edge of the area.  Vassell replaced Rooney, but it was not England's attack that was giving cause for concern it was their defence.  Time and again they failed to close down Portugal and England were lucky to go into the break with their lead in tact.  Shortly after the interval, Eriksson replaced the ineffective Scholes with Phil Neville to nullify playmaker Deco.

But Portugal continued to pose a threat and Luiz Felipe Scolari brought on the attack-minded Simao in the place of holding midfielder Costinha.  And Simao signalled his intent, whipping in a shot within minutes of entering the fray.  Figo forced an excellent save from James low to his right and won a corner only to be substituted with Postiga coming on in his place.  The Portugal captain sloped off down the tunnel, but Scolari's two substitutions proved inspired as they combined late on to grab the hosts an equaliser.  England's defence failed to clear Simao's initial cross and his second was met by Postiga's head, the ball flying past James.  It was no less than Portugal deserved for the constant second-half pressure.  But back came England and they thought they had won the match with a minute left when Campbell bundled home a Beckham free-kick after Owen had initially struck the crossbar.  However, referee Urs Meier deemed that John Terry had impeded Ricardo and awarded Portugal a free-kick.

Both teams looked tired going into extra time, and England's defence was called into some desperate last-ditch defending to keep Portugal at bay.  The exemplary Cole made a brilliant goalline clearance to deny Portugal, but there was nothing England's defence could do about Portugal's second.  Costa fired an inexorable strike that crashed in off the crossbar to leave James with no chance.

But England simply refused to yield to the hosts and Lampard equalised from close range after Terry had headed down Beckham's corner.  The game went to penalties, which once more proved England's downfall, with Beckham firing over the crossbar after he seemed to lose his footing on the sandy surface.  The England captain looked at the penalty spot in disbelief, while Vassell struck his spot-kick low to the keeper's left, but Ricardo made a fine save.

Goalkeeper Ricardo then stepped forward himself to score the winning spot-kick and send the Portuguese fans wild.  England, meanwhile, were left to reflect on another evening of hurt as their quest for international honours stays unfulfilled.

Source Notes

BBC Sport
ESPN Soccernet
UEFA Euro 2004 website

Digital Spy