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Portugal 0-1 France
Wednesday, 5 July 2006

Portugal war up in Munich

Both Luis Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo are declared fit for Portugal as the teams loosen up in the evening heat

Portugal fans

Fans of both teams take to their seats hoping their side will be the one facing Italy in the final in Berlin on Sunday

Opposing captains Luis Figo and Zinedine Zidane embrace

The opposing captains, Figo and Zinedine Zidane, embrace before the kick-off at the semi-final in Munich

Portugal right-back Miguel and France's Florent Malouda

Portugal are almost caught napping in the opening minute when Florent Malouda finds space but scuffs his shot wide

France's Fabien Barthez's scrambles along his goal line

France have a nasty moment at the other end when Fabien Barthez's save almost falls straight into the path of Pauleta

France goalkeeper Fabien Barthez

France can breathe again but minutes later Barthez is flailing once more as Portugal's Maniche blasts low over the bar

Thierry Henry goes down to win a penalty

Thierry Henry's tight turn in the area on 32 minutes elicits a rash challenge from Ricardo Carvalho and wins a penalty

Zinedine Zidane scores from the spot for France

Zidane wins the battle of wills with Portugal keeper and quarter-final hero Ricardo, coolly tucking his spot-kick away

Zinedine Zidane celebrates his penalty

Zidane's mastery from the spot gives France a half-time lead and opens the prospect of a Cup final farewell for the veteran

Thierry Henry shoots at Portugal's Ricardo

Henry finds himself in space straight after restart and almost manages to squirt his shot under the diving Ricardo

Portugal manager Luiz Felipe Scolari

Portugal manager Luiz Felipe Scolari looks to be feeling the heat as he tries to ring the changes in the second half

France keeper Fabien Barthez

But French keeper Barthez almost gifts Portugal a goal when he spoons Ronaldo's free-kick into the air in front of goal

Portugal players hold their faces after Luis Figo misses

Portugal know they have missed a golden chance to level when Figo heads Barthez's spilled save over the goal

France celebrate their win

France endure some more attacks from Portugal but manage to preserve their lead for four minutes of injury time

Portugal react after the final whistle

The final whistle signals the start of a dramatic protest from Portugal coach Scolari, while his players dissolve into tears

Luis Figo and Zinedine Zidane

Figo and Zidane swap shirts as the Frenchman starts to look forward to finishing his illustrious career at the final on Sunday

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