Madjer seizes bronze for Portugal
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Portugal edged Iberian rivals Spain 5-4 in a tense battle for bronze at Marseille 2008. Amarelle scored three times to put La Roja in command, but Madjer hit a treble of his own to snatch victory for the Selecção das Quinas.

Madjer opened the scoring in the early stages, diverting Alan's cross-shot home from close range, before Amarelle arrowed a free-kick into the bottom corner to bring Spain level. Bilro restored Portugal's lead shortly after the first restart but just before the period was out, Amarelle conjured up one of his trademark bicycle-kicks to make it 2-2.

The Roja No10 then put his side in front for the first time on 25 minutes. It provoked Portugal into immediate action. Madjer equalised straight from kick-off, then completed his hat-trick to slide Ze Miguel's team into the ascendency. With Spain pressing forward, Torres tapped home a rebound to make it 5-3, and despite a late Nico strike, the Portuguese held on for victory.