UEFA Euro 2004 Final

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.

UEFA Euro 2004 Final
Euro2004matchprogramme.jpg
Match programme cover
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

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.

VenueEdit

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.[7] Used mostly for association football matches, Estádio da Luz hosted numerous notable matches, including UEFA Euro - Quarter-final between Portugal and England in 2004,[8] UEFA Euro Final between Portugal and Greece in 2004,[9] Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid in 2014.[10] Previously, 3 group matches of Group A and B took place in the stadium during the UEFA Euro 2004.[11]

Estádio da Luz has a capacity of 65,000 seats.[7]

Route to the finalEdit

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)

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

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

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[12]

StatisticsEdit

UEFA Euro 2004 Final
The winning goal from Angelos Charisteas
Greek fans celebrating their win.
Overall[13]
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Theodoros Zagorakis". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 July 2004. Archived from the original on 5 July 2004. Retrieved 24 June 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 4 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Portugal vs. Greece - 4 July 2004". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. ^ "History for Lisbon, Portugal". Wunderground. 4 July 2004. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Greece win Euro 2004". World Soccer. 4 July 2004. Retrieved 24 May 2008.
  6. ^ Szreter, Adam (4 July 2004). "Greece kings of Europe". Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 24 May 2008.
  7. ^ a b "Characteristics and areas". Website of S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Portugal hold their nerve against England". UEFA.com. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica". UEFA.com. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Real Madrid 4 - Atl Madrid 1". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  11. ^ "UEFA EURO 2004 - Matches". UEFA.com. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Format". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 August 2002. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  13. ^ "Team statistics". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 July 2004. Archived from the original on 6 July 2004. Retrieved 4 September 2014.

External linksEdit