PARIS AND NANTES, FRANCE
Defending European champions West Germany were eliminated from the 1984 championships by a last-minute goal which gave Sapin victory in Paris on June 20.
PARIS AND NANTES, FRANCE
PARIS. SPAIN V WEST GERMANY
(West Germany in white shirts, black shorts, Spain in red shirts, blue shorts)
1. SV AND GV Corner for West Germany, Hans-Peter Briegel nearly scores with header but it hits bar (2 shots) 0.07
2. GV Corner to West Germany and Briegel hits against cross bar (3 shots) 0.22
3. GV LONG RANGE SHOT FROM Andreas Brehme hits post and rebounds out 0.36
4. GV PAN Spanish forward Salvador Garcia brought down in penalty area by Ule Stielike giving penalty to Spain, taken by Francisco Carrasco which German goalie Toni Schumacher saves (4 shots) 0.52
5. GVs Corner headed on by Spaniards and saved on line by German defender Stielike 0.59
6. GVs Free kick to Spain, Antonio Maceda scores (3 shots) 1.16
PORTUGAL V ROMANIA (NATURAL) (NANTES)
(Portugal in white, Romania red)
7. GV PAN Portugal attack, Fernando Chalana stretchered off after tackle by Mircea Irimescu who was booked (3 shots) 1.39
8. GV PAN Portugal attack, come close to scoring after long range shot hits post and rebounds to keeper (2 shots) 1.56
9. GVs Portugal attack and Tamagnini Nene scores in front of goal 2.15
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Background: PARIS AND NANTES, FRANCE
Defending European champions West Germany were eliminated from the 1984 championships by a last-minute goal which gave Sapin victory in Paris on June 20. West Germany seemed in fine form, with goalkeeper Toni Schumacher making some heroic saves. Two corners for West Germany in the first half gave Hans-Peter Briegel chances to score, but each time his shots rebounded from the cross bar. A long range shot by Andreas Brehme rebounded out, but then Spain were in with an opportunity to score from a penalty. Spanish forward Salvador Garcia was brought down by Ule Stielike, but Francisco Garcia's kick was saved by Schumacher. In the second half, it looked as though West Germany, who only needed a draw to qualify for the semi-finals, could save the game, but in the 89th minute, Antonio Maceda, who had failed to tally with an earlier header, scored from a free kick, giving Spain their win. They will play Denmark in the semi-final.
In Nantes, Portugal achieved their greatest success since reaching the semi-finals of the 1966 World Cup when they beat Romania 1-0. Portugal were battered throughout the game by wild tackling, with Fernando Chalana, one of Portugal's key midfielders, surviving three vicious fouls before he was carried off in the 15th minute after being brought down by Mircea Irimescu. The Romanian was booked, as was his teammate Gino Irgulescu for a similar tackle on Rui Jordao 12 minutes later. Striker Tamagnini Nene was brought on as a substitute in the second half, and had only been playing for 12 minutes when he scored Portugal's winning goal in the 78th minute from a ferocious drive just inside the penalty box. Portugal will go forward to play France in the semi-final.
Source: TFD, TD1