Germany 3 Portugal 1 (Germany wins 3rd place)

Two great goals by Schweinsteiger that beat Ricardo all ends up and an own goal by Petit and Germany were cruising along 3-0 before a diving header from Nuno Gomes of a delectable cross by Figo got them a consolation goal. Schweinsteiger’s goals reminded me of the Steven Gerrard goals when Liverpool beat West Ham in the FA cup final. Absolute rockets that stayed low and crashed into the net.
Germany can be proud of their showing. Very few at the beginning of the World Cup had given them a chance to get this far. Portugal had its best showing since the 3rd place finish in the 1966 World Cup.

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