Geez, that Barça fan. The Spanish tv tried to pretend it was some guy with similar colours, but the guy, from Sabadell outside Barcelona, was wearing the typical Catalan peasant hat, the type that Dalí liked to put on. I was a bit amused and a bit more embarrassed. We did love Figo you know, sometimes we act like enraged spurned lovers still. Deep down we know he is a wonderful player and would like to have him still.
At least the Barça fan scored.
Thought Greece was excellent, I did not find them extremely defensive, they played cleanly and were composed from start to finish. Even at the end when they could have got hysterical they maintained the offside trap perfectly, covered positionally very well, got to a lot of divided balls first, the defenders stretched out the boot and broke up dangerous plays in tight, and it was Portugal who got called for fouls late and saw the cards. The central defenders and especially Kapsis on the side were very good. Portugal constantly forced into the middle, taking long shots that went wide. And they did this without Karagounis, one of their better players.
Scolari most probably erred insisting on Pauleta again, he was worse than Gomes and no better than Postiga. And at least Simao has quickness, maybe not to start but later on a good option (for Ronaldo for example).
Have to say the goal was well taken, but Ricardo was terribly out of position, behind the line of players. After that you get thinking that maybe they were lucky to get the call vs. England on their disallowed goal, as he did something similar there.
Happy about the result. I was glad Portugal got this far, for their home fans and national self-esteem, but don't think it would have been bearable having to deal with them as winners. The end of the Figo-Rui Costa-Couto generation.