Greece 1 – Portugal 0

That Euro 2004 final was really one hell of a match.

Portugal controlled the ball most of the time and put constant pressure on the Greece team, but still Greece (the surprise team of Euro 2004) played great, stood strong and won the game.

A 57th minute goal from Angelos Charisteas gave Greece the lead, and then it was virtually over as Greece’s defense became one great wall in front of the Portuguese.

It’s always great to see an underdog come into a world class tournament, take it by storm and win it leaving everyone’s jaws dropping.
Greece did exactly that.
The Greece football team is basiclaly an unknown, they’ve never made it to any important stage in any tournament and nobody thought they’d go anywhere this time either. But they were wrong.

I hear they’ll be putting up a sculpture of the German coach Otto Rehhagel who got them here in Athens.
I guess they’re that happy about it 🙂

Well, congratulations to Greece and hard luck to Portugal.

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