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Last Updated: Friday, 25 June, 2004, 20:36 GMT 21:36 UK
Clockwatch: France-Greece

All the action from quarter-final two in Lisbon.


Goalflashes and major incidents:

FULL-TIME: As Thuram's through ball is deflected into touch, referee Frisk blows his whistle and Greece have won - their 1-0 triumph is their first ever victory over France.

90 mins + 2: Gallas fells Katsouranis as Greece earn a free-kick on the left, just outside the area, but it comes to nothing. Greece just try to keep the ball.

90 mins + 1: Zidane feeds Lizarazu, whose initial shot is blocked and his left-footed follow-up blazes over the bar.

90 mins: Goalscorer Charisteas goes down injured, much to the disgust of the French players and coaching staff. The game moves into stoppage time, with three extra minutes to be played.

89 mins: Rothen chases a long clearance forward but fails to keep the ball in, and time is running out for the French.

87 mins: Thuram charges down the right and crosses for Henry, who virtually has a free header - but places his effort wide. France may have missed their best chance to stay alive.

86 mins: Karagounis is set tumbling by Saha, who picks up a deserved caution. It wastes a few more seconds for Greece.

85 mins: Greece bring on Tsiartis for the tireless Basinas.

84 mins: Rothen's cross is headed away well and Gallas gives away a free-kick to earn Greece some breathing space.

83 mins: The entire Greek side are in their own half as wave after wave of French attacks are repelled.

82 mins: Rothen has taken on Pires's role down the left but his attempted centre is cleared acrobatically by Zagorakis.

80 mins: Wiltord loses his feet in the box as Greece coach Rehhagel frantically urges his side, who are defending deep, forward.

79 mins: Nikopolidis calmly claims another cross under pressure from Saha. As Greece clear for touch, Pires is brought off as Santini plays his last card: Jerome Rothen.

78 mins: With France battling to stay in the competition, Henry bursts down the left but Greece defend well in numbers. Santini prepares to make his third and last substitution.

76 mins: A rare Greek foray upfield sees Lakis denied by Thuram. The action breaks to the other end where Henry tries his luck again, but his shot skims towards Nikopolidis who gathers cleanly.

75 mins: The lively Saha jinks past Zagorakis, Kapsis and Dellas and forces Nikopolidis into a low save.

74 mins: Pires gets in his first dangerous cross, but it goes beyond the French forwards and Greece win a free-kick on their left.

73 mins: Zagorakis brings Pires down again, and may have to watch his step as Greece defend their lead. Gallas crosses for Saha but Kapsis defends well.

72 mins: Santini makes his switch, with Saha on for an out-of-sorts Trezeguet and Wiltord replacing Dacourt.

70 mins: With 20 minutes left to save the game, France prepare to make a double substitution.

69 mins: A very hopeful ball forward is headed on by Henry but goes for a goal-kick.

67 mins: Barthez punches away another free-kick as France feel the pressure now.

65 mins: GOAL - France 0-1 Greece
Zagorakis crosses from the right and Charisteas powerfully heads into the top right-hand corner, giving Barthez no chance.

64 mins: Henry again turns and shoots left-footed from just outside the area, but the grey-haired Nikopolidis's handling is still secure.

63 mins: Pires is tripped by Zagorakis, who has already been booked, but the Greek captain escapes this time.

60 mins: Henry turns and fires in a shot over the bar. While the ball is retrieved, Greece bring on Lakis for Nikolaidis.

59 mins: As Greece prepare to make a substitution, Zagorakis takes a long throw which is easily cleared.

58 mins: Gallas bursts into the box but is denied by a last-ditch Zagorakis clearance as France pile on the pressure.

57 mins: Lizarazu accelerates into the area, beating three players, but it comes to nothing. Less than a minute later, Henry breaks down the left and his cross nearly finds Trezeguet.

56 mins: Henry finally gets some space on the left, but his pass to Zidane sees the French captain lose possession.

54 mins: Makelele leaves his foot in on Zagorakis, but escapes unpunished.

52 mins: France are clearly fired up after the interval, and begin to draw a few fouls from Greece. But Barthez has to come out to meet a hanging cross by Zagorakis, and can only punch clear to relieve the danger.

50 mins: Greek captain Zagorakis joins the others in the book after he adjudged to have fouled Pires.

49 mins: Seitaridis is penalised for a foul on Henry, to whom he has stuck close all night. From the resulting free-kick, Henry's volley is deflected wide but a goal kick rather than a corner is awarded.

46 mins: Play restarts, with neither side making any substitutions. Pires is back operating on the left for France.

HALF-TIME: The players leave the field with the Greek fans amond the 45,390 crowd justly proud of the 0-0 scoreline after a half their side has dominated.

45 mins: The fourth official indicates one extra minute to be played, but half-time cannot come soon enough for Tottenham's new manager Santini.

44 mins: Zidane earns himself a yellow card for a foul on Karagounis.

43 mins: Henry bursts clear, but his deflected shot is an easy catch for Nikopolidis.

42 mins: Greece still look the better side as the half draws to a close, as France struggle to make it out of their own half.

40 mins: Nikopolidis comes right to the edge of the area to claim a hanging cross, but avoids stepping out of the 18-yard box.

39 mins: Henry crosses looking for Trezeguet, but Dellas easily heads away.

37 mins: An audacious lob by left wing-back Fyssas is palmed away from under the bar by Barthez, resulting in a corner which is headed behind. The second corner is over-hit but Greece keep the ball in play, although Lizarazu eventually wins it back for France.

33 mins: Dellas goes down clutching his leg, but is soon back on. Greece have arguably had the better of the first half-hour.

31 mins: Lizarazu's persistence wins France their first corner, taken by Zidane but headed away by Greece.

28 mins: Katsouranis again tests Barthez, but the goalkeeper is secure in his handling.

27 mins: Greece win the game's first corner, which is headed away.

26 mins: Greece again attack down their left, but France get back in numbers and Dacourt gets the ball away.

25 mins: Lizarazu's cross from the left is headed wide by Henry in what is France's first real chance.

22 mins: Zagorakis nearly finds Charisteas in the area but Silvestre calmly cuts out the threat.

21 mins: Greece knock the ball around well, but the eventual cross from Fyssas drifts harmlessly wide.

20 mins: Pires is now on the right, but an intricate move breaks down.

15 mins: Greece have a free-kick 30 yards out. Karagounis floats it in, and Katsouranis's shot is saved by Barthez low down by his left-hand post. The Greeks appeal for a goal, but the assistant referee rules that the whole of the ball did not cross the line.

14 mins: Nikolaidis forces Barthez into a save with a fierce shot, but the Marseille keeper catches at the second attempt.

11 mins: Greek sweeper Kapsis goes down holding his back after an aerial challenge by Trezeguet. First appearance of either physio.

10 mins: Four minutes after his booking, Karagounis is bundled over by an apologetic Zidane.

9 mins: Basinas's harmless free-kick is easily caught by Barthez.

6 mins: Karagounis catches Zidane with a late tackle and is shown a yellow card - his third of the tournament - by referee Frisk.

5 mins: A dangerous Charisteas cross flashes across the French area but misses everyone.

2 mins: Pires, starting the game on the left for France, wins the game's first free-kick after a foul by ex-Leicester midfielder Zagorakis.

1 min: A huge clearance from Greek goalkeeper Nikopolidis nearly causes havoc in the French area.

1945: The second quarter-final kicks off in Lisbon, with France hot favourites.

1930 BST: On a warm evening, kick-off is just minutes away as holders France continue to defend their title - but they must do so without Patrick Vieira tonight.

After the debacle of England's game with Portugal, both penalty spots have been reinforced with plastic mesh underneath the turf.


Team news:

Patrick Vieira failed to shake off a thigh injury and his place in the French midfield goes to Olivier Dacourt.

Right-back William Gallas replaces Willy Sagnol who broke his arm and is out for up to two months.

Greece's Stelios Giannakopoulos was unable to shake off his calf injury but Traianos Dellas starts after overcoming a back problem.

Coach Otto Rehhagel gives striker Demis Nikolaidis his first start of the tournament in place of Dimitris Papadopoulos.

France: Barthez, Gallas, Thuram, Silvestre, Lizarazu, Zidane, Dacourt, Makelele, Pires, Henry, Trezeguet.

Greece: Nikopolidis, Seitaridis, Kapsis, Dellas, Fyssas, Karagounis, Katsouranis, Zagorakis, Basinas, Nikolaidis, Charisteas.

Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden).



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