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    导出博客文章LISBON, Portugal -- A half century later, Eusebios goals are still a source of wonder in the country where he stood above all others in his sport. Daniel Carlson Vikings Jersey . There was the European Cup final against Real Madrid in 1962, when he scored the last two goals to rally Benfica to a 5-3 victory and its second straight continental title. There was the 1966 World Cup quarterfinal against North Korea. With Portugal trailing 3-0, Eusebio inspired his team, striking for four goals that led to a 5-3 victory. Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, who was born into poverty in Africa and became one of the worlds top scorers during the 1960s, died Sunday at 71. He died at his Lisbon home of heart failure, his biographer, Jose Malheiro, said. Eusebio was admitted to the hospital several times over the past year for heart and respiratory problems. "A football genius and example of humility, an outstanding athlete and generous man, Eusebio was for all sports fans and for all Portuguese an example of professionalism, determination and devotion to the colours of the national jersey and of Benfica," Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said in a statement. A bronze statue of Eusebio, poised to kick a ball, stands outside Benficas Stadium of Light, where fans began laying flowers after his death was announced. Eusebios coffin was to be taken to Benficas Stadium of Light so fans could pay respects. Known affectionately as the Black Panther for his athleticism and finishing touch, Eusebio was voted one of the 10 best players in soccer history. The Portuguese government declared three days of national mourning, with flags at half-staff. The Portuguese Football Federation ordered a minutes silence before Sundays Portuguese Cup games. Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portugal captain who plays for Real Madrid, commented on his Facebook page, "Always eternal Eusebio, rest in peace." Former Portugal captain Luis Figo, the 2001 FIFA world player of the year, tweeted, "The king!! Great loss for us all! The greatest!!" "I prefer to look upon him as immortal," Chelseas Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho, told public broadcaster Radiotelevisao Portuguesa. Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva made a nationally televised address to the nation to praise the "affability and humility" of a man who never let stardom go to his head. "His talent brought joy for entire generations, even those who didnt live through the most glorious moments of his career," Cavaco Silva said. Eusebios biggest accomplishment may have been his play in leading Portugal to third place at the 1966 World Cup. But his agility and speed made him one of Europes most dangerous forwards for most of a career that lasted two decades. He was awarded the Ballon dOr in 1965 as Europes player of the year and twice won the Golden Boot -- in 1968 and 1973 -- for being top scorer in Europe. According to soccers governing body, he had 679 goals in 678 official games. FIFA President Sepp Blatter tweeted, "Football has lost a legend. But Eusebios place among the greats will never be taken away." German great Franz Beckenbauer also took to Twitter: "One of the greatest football players ever has passed away." At the 1966 World Cup, where Portugal lost in the semifinals to host and eventual champion England, Eusebio became even more popular at home when he wept openly as he left the field following the defeat. He finished as the tournaments top scorer with nine goals. In 1998, a panel of 100 experts assembled by FIFA named him in its International Football Hall of Fame as one of the sports top 10 all-time greats. "Look, there are only two black people on the list: me and Pele," Eusebio said, referring to the Brazilian great who was a friend. "I regard that as a great responsibility because I am representing Africa and Portugal, my second homeland." He was a member of the 1976 Toronto Metros-Croatia team that won the NASL championship and scored the winning goal in the championship game. The team was inducted into the Canadian soccer hall of fame in 2010. Eusebio was born in Maputo, the Mozambican capital, during World War II when the southeast African country was still a Portuguese colony. He came from a poor family but sparkled for his local team and was lured by Benfica to Portugal when he was 18. His unpretentious and easy manner was complemented by his heart and skills. His popularity in Portugal was such that in 1964, when Italian clubs offered to buy Eusebio for sums that were astronomical for the time, the countrys then-dictator, Antonio Salazar, decreed the player a "national treasure" -- meaning he could not be sold abroad. Eusebio was a cornerstone of the Benfica team that won back-to-back European titles in the early 1960s. With Benfica, he won 11 Portuguese league titles and five Portuguese Cups. In the 1966 World Cup quarterfinal in Liverpool, Portugal got off to a dreadful start and was three goals down after 23 minutes. "We were taken completely by surprise," Eusebio told The Associated Press at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where the Portuguese had a second meeting with the North Koreans 44 years after the first. "I remember very clearly what (teammate Antonio) Simoes said when we were 3-0 down. He kept saying, s long as we dont go four goals down, were still in with a chance," Eusebio said. "And he was right." Eusebio led Portugals astonishing comeback by repeatedly charging at the North Korean defence, scoring four goals in just more than 30 minutes. After his first two goals, he picked the ball out of the net, ran back to midfield and placed the ball on the centre spot for the restart. He completed his hat trick in the 56th minute, evening the score. His fourth goal came on a penalty kick as North Koreas defence collapsed amid the onslaught. "That was the best game of my life in a Portugal jersey," Eusebio said. "It left its mark on me." Eusebio scored 41 goals in 64 games for Portugal. After five knee operations, he played his last game for Benfica in 1975. Eusebio then moved to North America, where he spent the last years of his career playing for the Boston Minutemen, Toronto, Las Vegas Quicksilver and Buffalo Stallions through 1980. Eusebio stayed at Benfica as an assistant coach after his retirement and travelled widely with the Portuguese national team as a paid "soccer ambassador." 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Bayern toiled to break down the Nuremberg defence, however, in what was the 187th derby between the sides. "Nine points from three games. Everythings wonderful," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. Schalkes poor season start continued with a 2-1 loss at Hannover, where the visitors finished with nine players and the hosts 10. "Three games and only one point is definitely not we expect at Schalke," said the teams under-pressure coach Jens Keller. Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-2 to win eight Bundesliga games in a row for the first time. Freiburg drew 3-3 at Hoffenheim, where three players and the Freiburg coach were sent off. Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo was sent off in a 2-0 defeat at Mainz, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Nicolai Mueller scoring for the home side. Later on the day the Bundesliga celebrated its 50th anniversary, Hertha Berlin defeated Hamburger SV 1-0 to increase the pressure on visiting coach Thorsten Fink. "HSV would be a lot better if people calmed down a bit," Fink said after the game. Colombia forward Adrian Ramos scored in the 74th, stroking the ball in from close range after Nico Schulz burst into the Hamburg penalty area to set him up. Hertha withstood the visitors desperate efforts for an equalizer to ensure the clubs best start to a Bundesliga season. "It was a very close, exciting game, tight to the end. We had the luck to score the decisive goal," Hertha coach Jos Luhukay said. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola opted to hand Mario Goetze his competitive debut for the side, with fellow off-season signing Thiago Alcantara also starting. Despite claiming three-quarters of the games possession and outshooting the visitors 25-5, Bayern lacked the cutting edge to turn chances into goals. "The defeat is merited. But we fought brilliantly and showed great spirit," Nuremberg coach Michael Wiesinger said. His team came closest to scoring in the first half when Daniel Ginczeks fierce effort crashed back off the crossbar in front of the goal line in the 15th. David Alaba had the chance to score from the peenalty spot in the 33rd -- after Robben fell theatrically in a tussle for the ball with Per Nilsson -- but Raphael Schaefer saved the Bayern defenders weak effort. Randy Moss Vikings Jersey. Bayern striker Mario Mandzukic was fortunate to avoid a red card for a dangerous challenge on Berkay Dabanli before the break. Schaefer pulled off several great saves, denying Mandzukic on the hour and then Goetze shortly afterward. Ribery scored one minute after Goetze made way for Toni Kroos, prompting a wave of relief around the stadium. The Frenchman was shown a yellow card for taking off his jersey while celebrating his first header in 54 Bundesliga goals. "That was strange," Ribery said with a grin. "Strange but super." Robben also scored an unusual goal, scoring with his right foot for just the third time in 47 Bundesliga goals. "It was an important win. Im satisfied, especially with the second half and the way we controlled the game," said Guardiola, whose side has now gone a club-record 28 league games without defeat. Schalke faced an uphill battle at Hannover when captain Benedikt Hoewedes was sent off for conceding a penalty on Mame Diouf in the 14th. Szabolcs Huszti duly scored from the spot, and the Hungarian crossed for Diouf to score with a header in the 42nd. Adam Szalai pulled one back in the 55th but it proved to be a consolation. There was still time for Huszti to be sent off for a raised foot in the 74th, and Schalke defender Christian Fuchs to earn his second yellow in the 85th. In Leverkusen, Stefan Kiesslings 23rd-minute penalty put the home side ahead, five minutes before he pulled the ball back for Sidney Sam to make it 2-0. 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