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On this day: 27 June

Published: Friday 27 June 2014, 8.59CET
In 2004 Milan Baroš earned a fine win for the Czechs, but this date is best associated with two decades earlier when Michel Platini's ninth finals goal sealed France glory.

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Published: Friday 27 June 2014, 8.59CET

On this day: 27 June

In 2004 Milan Baroš earned a fine win for the Czechs, but this date is best associated with two decades earlier when Michel Platini's ninth finals goal sealed France glory.

France 2-0 Spain
(Platini 57, Bellone 90)
1984 final, Paris

With so much at stake and against such wholehearted opponents, France were never going to have things all their own way in the 1984 UEFA European Championship showpiece.

Indeed, Spain got into their stride more quickly, Santiago Urquiaga causing problems with his crosses. Yet Michel Platini had captivated the continent, as he had opposition defences all tournament, and the moment he notched up goal No9 at the Parc des Princes (no other side struck as many at the finals, let alone player) there was little doubt about the winner. Bruno Bellone made sure late on.

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Other EURO fixtures on 27 June
2004 quarter-finals: Czech Republic 3-0 Denmark
2012 semi-finals: Portugal 0-0 Spain, Spain won 4-2 on pens

Last updated: 27/06/14 9.11CET

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