North Korean Heartache
Portugal stayed at Goodison for their quarter-final tie against North Korea, fresh from their famous humbling of Italy at Ayresome Park.
The game lived up to expectations, proving to be one of the most memorable matches in World Cup history.
The North Koreans raced into a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes and with the crowd chanting "We want three", they duly obliged four minutes later through Yang Sung-Kook.
But it was just a matter of time before Eusebio got into his awesome stride and, after pulling one back on 26 minutes, he drilled home a penalty just before half-time to make the score 3-2 at the break.
On the hour he struck home a fine through ball and within three minutes he was fouled in the area and got up to successfully convert the kick for his fourth. This provides the answer to an interesting trivia question: Who was the last player to score exactly four goals in a cup-tie at Goodison?
Ten minutes from the end Jose Augusto made it 5-3 from Eusebio's corner and although the North Koreans fought valiantly until the end, the greater experience and know-how of the Portuguese won the day - but the men from Asia had still done themselves proud.
Eusebio ended the tournament as the leading goalscorer although Portugal's run ended at the semi-final stage against England at Wembley.
Saturday, July 23rd 1966
Portugal 5 (Eusebio 4, Augusto) North Korea 3 (Pak Seung-Jin, Li Dong-Woon, Yang Hook).
North Korea: Li Chang-Myung, Lim Zoong-Sun, Shin Jung-Kyoo, Ha Jung-Won, Oh Yoon-Kyung, Pak Do-Ik, Im Shung-Hwi, Hang Bon-Jin, Pak Seung-Jin, Li Dong-Woon, Yang Hook.
Portugal: Jose Pereira, Morais, Batista, Vicente, Hilario, Coluna, Jaime Graca, Jose Augusto, Eusebio, Torres, Simoes.