Portugal and Holland's meeting at Euro 2012 on Sunday is their first competitive fixture since they faced one another in two successive major tournaments at Euro 2004 and World Cup 2006, with the latter a decidedly unhappier, yet arguably more entertaining affair.
A stormy encounter ensured both teams finished the game with nine men as they equalled the World Cup record for bookings - 16 - and samshed the record for red cards.
Costinha and Deco walked for the Portuguese while Dutch duo Khalid Boulahrouz Giovanni van Bronckhorst joined them. In the case of the latter, literally, as he sat beside Barcelona team-mate Deco for the remainder of the match.
It was a second successive World Cup in which two Portuguese players had been dismissed too - both Joao Pinto and Beto were sent off in 2002 against South Korea.
But, like in 2004, they defeated the Netherlands by one goal. Nuno Maniche, who scored the unstoppable winner past Edwin van der Sar on home soil at the 2004 Euros, settled the tie.
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