Michael Owen's first goal of the
tournament arrived in the third minute of the first quarter-final, thanks to a mistake in
the Portuguese defence.... and what a goal!
David James' long kick was carelessly backheaded by
Francisco Costinha and when Jorge Andrade failed to clear, Michael Owen seemed to turn 360
degrees to flick the ball over Ricardo.
Portugal's first real chance fell to Nuno Maniche in the
8th minute... tipped over the bar by David James.
Again Portugal pushed forward, trying to find the equaliser
to quiten down the England fans.... Figo's low cross from the right almost converted by
Star of the tournament, Wayne Rooney, hobbled out of the
game in the 27th minute -- replaced by Darius Vassell.
England held onto their lead for what seemed like an
eternity but Scolari got lucky with his replacement for Luis Figo again.... this time Helder
Postiga coming on for the Portugal captain and heading his country level in 82
In the last minute of normal time, David Beckham's
free-kick was headed onto the bar by Michael Owen.... Sol Campbell headed the
rebound into the net but the Swiss referee, Urs Meier, disallowed it because John Terry
110 Mins..... Advantage Portugal... Rui Costa's
shot goes in off the underside of the bar.
115mins.... Deuce..... England pull level... David Beckam's
corner from the right is headed down by John Terry... to Frank Lampard....
who turns it in.
Alexandre Ricardo said something to David
Beckham before the first penalty kick and the England captain shot high over the bar.
Ricardo went on to save from Darius Vassell, with no gloves, and then score past David
James..... to send Portugal into the semi-final.
Final Score (2-2aet
0-1 (Michael Owen 3)
1-1 (Helder Postiga 82)
2-1 (Rui Costa 110)
2-2 (Frank Lampard 115)
Euro 2004 Finals