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On this day: 4 July

Published: Friday 4 July 2014, 7.51CET
It is ten years to the day since Angelos Charisteas's goal helped Otto Rehhagel's Greece side stun hosts Portugal (and the rest of Europe) to win UEFA EURO 2004.
On this day: 4 July
Theodoros Zagorakis lifts the Henri Delaunay trophy ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 4 July 2014, 7.51CET

On this day: 4 July

It is ten years to the day since Angelos Charisteas's goal helped Otto Rehhagel's Greece side stun hosts Portugal (and the rest of Europe) to win UEFA EURO 2004.

Portugal 0-1 Greece
(Charisteas 57)
2004 final, Lisbon

Greece pulled off arguably the biggest shock at a major international football tournament as Angelos Charisteas's goal earned a 1-0 victory in the final of UEFA EURO 2004.

The game was an attractive spectacle from the start. The hosts were initially on top, and the second half opened with a Pauleta effort. Then the unthinkable happened – Greece took the lead. For a time, they had their backs to the wall as Rui Costa, Deco and Luís Figo probed for an opening, but the defensive discipline that had stood Otto Rehhagel's team in such good stead throughout the championship once again came to their rescue as Greece held on for a famous win.

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