When Eusebio Met Pele
The three big teams were still in it when Portugal met Brazil in front of an expectant crowd of 58,479 at Goodison on 19th July.
The Brazilians made nine changes to the side that had capitulated to Hungary but they were helpless as Portugal, and especially Eusebio, ran riot - although their brutal treatment of Pele led to the Brazilian legend being carried from the pitch.
One goal from Eusebio was particularly memorable - a volley from the right hand side of the box that brought a memorable line from David Coleman on the BBC: "Oh my word! Have you ever seen anything like that?"
The 3-1 win confirmed the Portuguese as group winners and it also proved to be the end of the road for Garrincha: remarkably it was the first time he had been on the losing side in 50 internationals. Hungary's 3-1 victory at Old Trafford against Bulgaria meant they also went through to the quarter-finals.
Tuesday, July 19th 1966
Brazil 1 (Rildo) Portugal 3 (Simoes, Eusebio 2).
Brazil: Manga, Fidelis, Brito, Orlando, Rildo, Denilson, Lima, Jairzinho, Silva. Pele, Parana.
Portugal: Jose Pereira, Morais, Batista, Vicente, Hilario, Coluna, Jaime Graca, Jose Augusto, Eusebio, Torres, Simoes.