Germany v Holland 15/06/2004 19:45
Old enemies Germany and Holland played out a tense 1-1 draw at Dragao Stadium in Porto, which resembled a sea of orange, thanks to the passionate Dutch supporters.
Germany drew first blood on the half hour mark when Torsten Frings free-kick evaded his team-mates, the Dutch defence, 'keeper Edwin van der Sar and curled wickedly into the net.
Holland's best chance of the half came minutes before the interval when Rafael van der Vaart turned and fired narrowly wide, as Dick Advocaat's side struggled to create chances.
However, the introduction of former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars livened things up for the Dutch and he went close when his powerful right-footed effort was just off target.
Just as the game appeared to be heading to its conclusion, Dutch winger Andy van der Meyde put in a telling cross into the box, which Ruud van Nistlerooy acrobatically turned into the net.
Both teams had chances to win the game in the dying minutes. Cocu brought a fantastic save from Kahn, while Schweinsteiger's 25-yard drive went just wide, but 1-1 was how it stayed.