As for yesterday's third place match, I haven't said anything because there really isn't much to say. Both teams played a lot of backups. Play was sloppy on both sides, especially by Portugal. On Germany's first goal, by Bastien Schweinsteiger, it seemed as if the Portuguese defense fell asleep and the goalkeeper, Ricardo, wasn't expecting a shot—the ball went through his arms, an easy save for most goalies. The second German goal was an own goal on a deflection by a Portuguese player. Ricardo almost allowed another goal when he was caught out of position and made a desperate leaping save out of what should have been routine. Only Germany's third and final goal, also by Schweinsteiger, was quality, a powerful bending shot into the side of the net. Portugal could have had a few goals themselves, but their shots were mostly off. Their only goal came late in the game, after Figo came off the bench to play his final game of a fantastic career. Shortly after coming in, he made a perfect crossing pass which a teammate headed in for a goal. Overall, though, it was a bad game.
The championship, though, apparently is a "cracker" of a game!