Saturday, June 12, 2004

Portugal - Greece 1 - 2

First game of the Euro 2004 and Portugal continued on the same road they travelled in the Japan/South Korea 2002 playing the game at low speed and without "oomph". They lacked the straight forwardness a team must have to win nowadays. The Greeks played accordingly to their ability and took advantage of the mistakes Portugal made. Even though Portugal had the ball more and created more chances than the Greeks, I consider the result fair.

Greece spoil hosts' party? Well yes, but with a great deal of help from Portugal.

My Man of the Match: Greek defender Traianos Dellas.