Greece v Spain, 16 June 2004

Score1-1
RefereeĽuboš Micheľ
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals Group A
VenueEstadio do Bessa Saculo XXI, Porto
Attendance25,444
Kick Off: 5:00pm local Assistant referees: Igor Šramka (Slovakia) Martin Balko (Slovakia) Fourth official: Stuart Dougal (Scotland) Man of the Match: Raúl (Spain) Group A rivals Spain and Greece remain on course for the quarter-finals after they followed up their opening UEFA EURO 2004 victories by drawing an intense encounter. Spain were made to toil hard in the afternoon heat by a determined Greece team, but still took the lead with a clinically-taken Fernando Morientes strike just before the half-hour. Iñaki Sáez's side went on to play some scintillating football but failed to kill Greece off and paid the price when Angelos Charisteas levelled matters midway through the second half. Sáez named an unchanged team, with Juan Carlos Valerón starting on the bench again despite his goalscoring cameo against Russia in Saturday's 1-0 win. Rubén Baraja and David Albelda continued their alliance in midfield, while Raúl González and Morientes played up front, supported by wingers Joseba Etxeberria and Vicente. Greece made one alteration to the XI that upset Portugal 2-1, with Kostas Katsouranis replacing Angelos Basinas in midfield. There was no room for fit-again Demis Nikolaidis, as Zisis Vryzas and Charisteas kept their places in attack. Spain started brightly but with Katsouranis following Raúl's every move and Theodoros Zagorakis doubling up with right-back Georgios Seitaridis to stifle the threat of Vicente, space was at a premium. Raúl escaped the attentions of Katsouranis for long enough to pick out Raúl Bravo's run into the penalty area on 14 minutes, but the full-back was denied by a splendid tackle from back-tracking forward Charisteas, epitomising the Greek work ethic. The one-way traffic continued as Greece defended in numbers, and Iván Helguera had already squandered a chance from Vicente's free-kick when Spain took the lead on 28 minutes. Mihalis Kapsis lost possession to Raúl on the edge of the penalty area and the Spain captain cut the ball back for Morientes, who jinked inside Katsouranis before striking a low shot past Antonios Nikopolidis. The goal injected more urgency into Greece's play and Otto Rehhagel's team finished the first half on top. Stelios Giannakopoulos, in particular, was breaking forward well, but Vryzas's wayward volley from the right of the penalty area was the closest they came before the interval. First-half bookings for Spain defender Carlos Marchena and Greece's Giorgos Karagounis ruled them out of Sunday's concluding Group A games but the action showed no sign of slowing after the break. First Raúl headed Carles Puyol's pass over the goalkeeper but wide of the post, then Zagorakis hit a raking, long-range shot fractionally wide at the other end. Greece sent on Nikolaidis and Vasilis Tsiartas to try to unsettle their opponents, and Zagorakis soon stung the palms of Iker Casillas with another powerful drive. The game began to open up, with gaps appearing on the flanks, and Raúl headed over when substitute Joaquín picked him out unmarked at the far post on 54 minutes. Traianos Dellas looped a header on to the roof of the net from Tsiartas' corner, but two minutes later Greece were level. Tsiartas showed fantastic vision to pick out Charisteas with a crossfield pass and the SV Werder Bremen forward controlled it instantly before squeezing a shot under Casillas. Spain strived to find a winner in the closing stages, but Joaquín's curling cross-shot wide of the far post was their most dangerous moment as Greece held out for a precious point.

1  Greece

Manager: Otto Rehhagel

1  Spain

Manager: Iñaki Sáez

Goals:

Angelos Charisteas 66 G

Goals:

Morientes 28 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis
Defender Trianos Dellas
Defender Mihalis Kapsis
Midfielder Panagiotis Fyssas
Midfielder Giorgios Karagounis
Midfielder Theo Zagorakis (captain)
Forward Zisis Vryzas

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas
Defender Carlos Marchena
Defender Carlos Puyol
Defender Raul Bravo
Midfielder Albelda
Midfielder Helguera
Midfielder Ruban Baraja
Midfielder Vicente
Forward Etxeberria
Forward Morientes
Forward Raúl (captain)

Substitutions:

Demis Nikolaidis for Stelios Giannakopoulos 49
Vassilios Tsiartas for Giorgios Karagounis 52
Stelios Venetidis for Panagiotis Fyssas 85

Substitutions:

Joaquin for Etxeberria 46
Valerón for Morientes 65
Fernando Torres for Raúl 80

Cards:

Konstantinos Katsouranis 7 Y
Stelios Giannakopoulos 25 Y
Giorgios Karagounis 27 Y
Theo Zagorakis 61 Y
Zisis Vryzas 90 Y

Cards:

Carlos Marchena 16 Y
Helguera 37 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kostas Chalkias
Defender Nikos Dabizas
Defender/Midfielder Angelos Basinas
Midfielder Georgios Georgiadis
Midfielder Ioannis Goumas
Midfielder Pantelis Kafes
Midfielder Vassilis Lakis
Midfielder Vassilios Tsiartas

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia
Goalkeeper Cañizares
Defender Joan Capdevila
Defender César Martín
Defender Juanito
Midfielder Gabri
Midfielder Joaquin
Midfielder Valerón
Midfielder Xabi Alonso
Midfielder Xavi
Forward Luque
Forward Fernando Torres