The biggest shock in European football history
Football is a very special sport for a number of reasons. In every competition, there are teams that seem to be candidates for claiming a specific trophy. Betting on those squads at 1xBet Bangladesh is always a safe bet, which can be very rewarding.
However, there are many cases where a team that nobody thought of could win a big competition. In this regard, the biggest shock in the history of the Euro cups is certainly what happened in the 2004 edition of the tournament. Back then, there were many teams that seemed to have great chances of claiming the title. For example, Germany and Spain had impressive squads. On the other hand, the hosts, Portugal, also had a bunch of interesting players, including the legendary Luis Figo and a very young Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, here, the winner was none other than Greece. These shocks always give good betting opportunities at Bangladesh 1xBet, where there are the best odds in the market.
Greece’s road to glory
Greece started with a shocking victory against Portugal in the first match of the competition. These shocks mean that it is always a good idea to use the 1xBet promo code in the Euro Cup, as they tend to happen from time to time.
Some of the players who were part of the Greek squad at the 2004 Euro Cup included:
- Antonios Nikopolidis;
- Angelos Charisteas;
- and Theodoros Zagorakis.
These players would later face Spain in a difficult match, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Later, in the final match of the group stage, Russia defeated the Greeks 2-1. At this stage, Portugal advanced to the knockout stage of the competition in a solid first place. However, Greece only managed to advance because they scored more goals than Spain. You can also use the promo code 1xBet to bet on the number of goals scored by different teams.
The knockout stage was extremely difficult for the Greeks. They faced a tough France in the quarter-finals. Here Angelos Charisteas became a hero by scoring the only goal of the match. The Czech team was one of the revelations of the competition, destroying its rivals in the process. They faced Greece in the semifinals. However, once again, Greece defeated them 1-0.
The great final came, and Portugal and Greece faced each other one more time. The stage was all set for a Portuguese victory. Despite the fact that Greece already beat Portugal in the group stage, surely Portugal would turn their luck around this time. Well, no. The team coached by the German Otto Rehhagel defeated by 1-0 the hosts in Lisbon, to the shock of all football fans in Europe and the rest of the world. While many complained about Greece’s ultra-defensive tactics, it worked in bringing the first major title to this nation.
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