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Germany 3-1 Portugal
Saturday, 8 July 2006




A Germany fan holds up a banner showing her support for Jurgen Klinsmann

A Germany fan holds up a banner showing her support for Jurgen Klinsmann ahead of the third-place play-off game

Portugal fans make their way to the stadium

The Portugal fans are in good voice as they make their way to the stadium in Stuttgart for the game against Germany

Luis Figo sits on the bench

Surprisingly Luis Figo does not start the game for Portugal, Luiz Felipe Scolari opts to play Simao instead

Oliver Kahn barks orders to his defence

Oliver Kahn barks orders to his defence ahead of the start of the third place play-off game against Portugal

Torsten Frings tackles Cristiano Ronaldo

Germany's Torsten Frings tackles Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, who is still being booed by sections of the crowd in Stuttgart

Sebastien Kehl screams for a penalty

Sebastien Kehl feels his goalbound effort was handled, but his calls for a penalty are waved away by referee Toru Kamikawa

Oliver Kahn saves from Pauleta

Pauleta has Portugal's best chance of the first-half but Kahn easily smothers his weak right-foot shot

Ricardo makes a spectacular save

At the other end Ricardo makes an impressive save from Kehl's speculative lob as the score remains 0-0

Miroslav Klose congratulates Bastian Schweinsteiger

Miroslav Klose congratulates Bastian Schweinsteiger after his swerving shot gives Germany the lead on 56 minutes

Armando Petit deflects Schweinsteiger's free-kick past Ricardo

Germany's lead is doubled just after the hour mark when Armando Petit deflects Schweinsteiger's free-kick past Ricardo

Bastian Schweinsteiger scores for Germany

Schweinsteiger makes it 3-0 with a superb swerving right-foot shot that flies into the top right-hand corner on 78 minutes

Nuno Gomes heads home Luis Figo's cross

Nuno Gomes heads home Luis Figo's inch-perfect right-wing cross to make the score 3-1 on 88 minutes in Stuttgart

Oliver Kahn and Luis Figo embrace

Oliver Kahn and Luis Figo embrace at the end of a game that could well be their last for their respective countries

Jurgen Klinsmann and Luiz Felipe Scolari hug

Jurgen Klinsmann and Luiz Felipe Scolari hug at the end of the game, both are set to make decisions about their futures soon

The Germany team celebrate

The Germany team celebrate after beating Portugal 3-1 in the third-place play-off game to end their tournament on a high



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