I still have a copy of the Münchner Merker from the morning after, a nice reminder of the view from the top of that particular peak. The match itself was memorable for two things in particular:
1) That night, Franck Ribéry was stunning. For the hour he was on the pitch he was head, shoulders, waist and knees above everyone else on the pitch.
2) Kevin Davies was absolutely magnificent, and Lúcio had no idea how to deal with him.
Davies barely got a mention in the match report, but it was a perfect illustration of Davies credentials for England.
Lúcio had a torrid game. He struggled to marshal Davies as he likes to with smaller strikers, and whenever Kevin had the ball at his feet, the Brazilian couldn't get close enough to make a challenge. If he'd had any sort of support from his midfielders, Davies gave Bolton a chance to get an even better result than the draw they got.
I have no doubt Lúcio would rather face Darren Bent than Kevin Davies, and at the moment I can't think of a better argument for picking him.
Finally, it seems a shame that it was under-reported (or overshadowed) this week, but it's a tragedy that Dean Ashton is going to be forced to retire. Athletes like Ashton are rare and he was more than good enough to have made a dent at International level. All England fans have lost out.
Just forgetting about football for a moment, he's only 25 and he might never walk without discomfort for the rest of his life. I want to wish him all the best.