Portugal v England, 24 June 2004

Score2-2 :: penalties 6-5 to Portugal
RefereeUrs Meier
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Quarter-final
VenueEstádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance62,564
Kick-off: 7:45pm local and BST Portugal won 6-5 on penalties. After extra time. Assistant referees: Rudolf Käppeli (Switzerland) Francesco Buragina (Switzerland) Fourth official: Alain Hamer (Luxembourg) Man of the Match: Ricardo Carvalho (Portugal) Portugal overcame England on penalties to advance to the UEFA EURO 2004 semi-finals after an enthralling tie at the Estádio da Luz, with misses from David Beckham and Darius Vassell proving decisive in the shoot-out. Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo nervelessly converted the winning spot kick. Michael Owen's improvised finish put England ahead just three minutes in, but from then on they endured relentless pressure, Portugal finally levelling with the end in sight when Hélder Postiga headed in Simão's cross. Then it was the turn of a third Portugal substitute, Rui Costa, who beat David James with a sumptuous strike and while Frank Lampard sent the match to penalties, it merely prolonged the agony for England. More shoot-out woe for the Three Lions, more disappointment; how different the mood had been almost three hours earlier when England got off to a perfect start with a wonderful piece of invention. Jorge Andrade failed to cut out Costinha's misjudged back header and Owen pounced on to the loose ball to pivot and flick beyond Ricardo. The hosts could have swiftly been level, and it took committed blocks from Ashley Cole and a combination of Cole and Sol Campbell to deny teenage sensation Cristiano Ronaldo. That sparked a wave of Portugal attacks, with Maniche's fierce strike tipped over by David James and Miguel firing over as England surrendered possession cheaply. The tournament top scorers looked dangerous when they did get the chance to advance, Owen and Campbell going close, but the loss of Wayne Rooney on 27 minutes with a broken foot blunted their attacking teeth. On came Vassell. Portugal picked up where they had left off upon the restart, and in an effort to relieve the pressure Sven-Göran Eriksson introduced Phil Neville for Paul Scholes. Still Portugal came, as Deco's left-wing cross was headed back across goal by Costinha and Ronaldo outjumped Campbell to head over. England, often with as many as eight players behind the ball, were defending valiantly. Luiz Felipe Scolari threw more and more caution to the wind. Winger Simão came on for Costinha, Postiga replaced Figo and, with 13 minutes remaining, full-back Miguel made way for Rui Costa. Time was running out. With seven minutes left Simão seized on Lampard's wayward pass and crossed superbly for Postiga, who headed in unmarked. England almost claimed a sensational late winner but Campbell's header was ruled out after a foul on Ricardo by John Terry and a pulsating period of extra time beckoned. The prevailing pattern continued as Portugal pressed but England stood firm before Rui Costa's tracer bullet found a way through. Lampard levelled on 115 minutes to force penalties, where David Beckham and Rui Costa blazed wild efforts over. Ricardo stood tall for Portugal, however, denying Vassell and then stepping up himself to convert the winner.

2 (6)  Portugal

Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

2 (5)  England

Manager: Sven-Goran Eriksson

Goals:

Hélder Postiga 83 G
Rui Costa 110 G

Goals:

Michael Owen 2 G
Frank Lampard 115 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ricardo
Defender Ricardo Carvalho
Defender Jorge Andrade
Defender Nuno Valente
Defender/Midfielder Miguel
Midfielder Costinha
Midfielder Deco
Midfielder Maniche
Midfielder/Forward Cristiano Ronaldo
Forward Luís Figo (captain)
Forward Nuno Gomes

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David James
Defender Sol Campbell
Defender Gary Neville
Defender/Centre back John Terry
Defender/Left back Ashley Cole
Midfielder David Beckham (captain)
Midfielder Steven Gerrard
Midfielder Frank Lampard
Midfielder Paul Scholes
Forward Michael Owen
Forward Wayne Rooney

Substitutions:

Simão for Costinha 62
Hélder Postiga for Luís Figo 74
Rui Costa for Miguel 79

Substitutions:

Darius Vassell for Wayne Rooney 27
Phil Neville for Paul Scholes 56
Owen Hargreaves for Steven Gerrard 81

Cards:

Costinha 56 Y
Deco 85 Y
Ricardo Carvalho 119 Y

Cards:

Steven Gerrard 37 Y
Gary Neville 45 Y
Phil Neville 92 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Quim
Defender Beto
Defender Fernando Couto
Defender Paulo Ferreira
Defender Rui Jorge
Midfielder Almani Moreira
Midfielder Petit
Midfielder Rui Costa
Midfielder Simão
Midfielder Tiago

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson
Goalkeeper Ian Walker
Defender Phil Neville
Defender/Midfielder Jamie Carragher
Defender/Midfielder Owen Hargreaves
Defender/Left back Wayne Bridge
Midfielder Nicky Butt
Midfielder Joe Cole
Midfielder Kieron Dyer
Forward Emile Heskey
Forward Darius Vassell

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Portugal went second) 1 - Deco [scored] 2 - Simão [scored] 3 - Rui Costa [missed] 4 - Cristiano Ronaldo [scored] 5 - Maniche [scored] 6 - Hélder Postiga [scored] 7 - Ricardo [scored]

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (England went first) 1 - David Beckham [missed] 2 - Michael Owen [scored] 3 - Frank Lampard [scored] 4 - John Terry [scored] 5 - Owen Hargreaves [scored] 6 - Ashley Cole [scored] 7 - Darius Vassell [missed]