Greece v Portugal man for man


Antonios Nikopolidis: He looked far more assured than he had done in the semi-final. Mark 7/10

Giourkas Seitaridis: He performed with pace and verve to prove himself perhaps the competition's best man at full-back. 8

Mihalis Kapsis: He was given surprisingly little trouble by Portugal's formidable array of attackers. 6

Traianos Dellas: As he had against the Czech Republic, showed massive assurance. 8

Panagiotis Fyssas: He was given the task of marking firstly Ronaldo and later Figo; Coped admirably. 6

Theo Zagorakis: Earning a record 95th cap for Greece, and he demonstrated remarkable composure. 6

Costas Katsouranis: Good runs from deep which often wrong-footed the Portuguese defence. Showed astonishing levels of fitness late on. 8

Angelos Basinas: Used his experience in a midfield which functioned exactly as his manager would have wanted. 6

Stelios Giannakopoulos: Sam Allardyce will think long and hard before relegating him to Bolton's bench next season. 5

Zisis Vryzas: He was tough, awkward and committed. Was given far more room by the Portuguese defenders than he was allowed to enjoy in the tight semi-final against the Czech Republic. 5

Angelos Charisteas: His third goal of the Euro 2004 tournament set up a fairy-tale finish for the Greeks. 6


Stylianos Venetidis (for Giannakopoulos, 76): Sent on to bolster an already formidable defence.

Dimitrios Papadopoulos (for Vryzas, 81)


Ricardo: Committed himself woefully for Charisteas' goal. Mark 5/10

Miguel: Made some muscular runs down the right and forced a fine save from Nikopolidis. Injury just before half-time was a big blow. 6

Jorge Andrade: Perhaps the pick of Portugal's defenders, although as a unit they were outplayed. 7

Ricardo Carvalho: Badly at fault for Charisteas' headed goal. 5

Nuno Valente: Often caught out of position and his passing when going forward left much to be desired. 4

Maniche: More influential than any of the Portuguese midfielders, but there were not the superb touches seen against the Netherlands. 7

Costinha: Right type of player to take the Greeks on at their own game, but was beaten by Charisteas for the Greek goal. 5

Cristiano Ronaldo: Some lovely touches but was generally kept in check. One great chance to equalise fluffed. 5

Deco: Overly and wastefully ambitious; should have been booked for diving. 3

Luis Figo: One great shot in perhaps his final international, but Portugal's captain never approached the greatness he displayed in the semi-final. 6

Pedro Pauleta: Made good runs without any real reward. Being bundled over in the area by his own team mate rather summed up his championship. 5


paulo Ferreira (for Miguel, 43). On this evidence Chelsea have wildly overpaid Porto for their right-back. 4

Rui Costa (for Costinha, 60). Attempted all he knew but the Berlin Wall had fewer gaps than the one built by Otto Rehhagel. 7

Nuno Gomes (for Pauleta, 74). Scolari's final substitution of the tournament produced less than any others. 5

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