Bruno Fernandes scored twice to give Portugal a 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Monday and send them into the knock-out stages of the World Cup alongside France and Brazil
Bruno Fernandes scored doubly to give Portugal a 2- 0 palm over Uruguay on Monday and shoot them into the knock- eschewal stages of the World Cup alongside France and Brazil. The Manchester United midfielder scored across-cum-shot nine twinkles into the alternate half and also added an injury- time penalty following a handball by Jose Maria Gimenez. The match at Doha’s spectacular,000- capacity Lusail Stadium also featured the first pitch raider of the Qatar event– the man carried dispatches of support for Ukraine and Iranian women and had a rainbow flag.
With Portugal formerly through, Uruguay must now beat Ghana in their final Group H match to stand any chance of also progressing.
Both sides made three changes from their opening matches, with Portugal bringing in expert Pepe for the injured Danilo Pereira, who suffered cracked caricatures in training.
Pepe came the third-oldest outfield player in World Cup history.
Portugal dominated the first half, holding the ball and creating several chances, but without ever testing Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet.
Uruguay’s forwards, Edinson Cavani and Darwin Nunez were starved of the ball but the South Americans still had the stylish occasion of the first period.
Rodrigo Bentancur picked the ball up in his own half and surged forwards, slipping between two protectors to find himself one- on- one with goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who spread himself well to save the midfielder’s shot.
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was largely anonymous in the first 45 twinkles but did delight suckers with a shoulder pass to pick out William Carvalho, who volleyed over.
Moments after a pitch raider ran onto the pitch carrying an LGBTQ rainbow flag and with a communication supporting Ukraine and Iranian women on his T- shirt, only to be spectacularly dived by security, Portugal went in front.
Fernandes created space for himself on the left and coiled an in swinging cross into the mixer, with Ronaldo breaking the offside trap to attempt a glancing title.
As the ball nestled in the thing, Ronaldo wheeled down in festivity but FIFA decided he hadn’t touched the ball, therefore denying him a ninth World Cup thing, which would have put him position with Portuguese great Eusebio.
Uruguay trainer Diego Alonso threw on forwards Maxi Gomez and Luis Suarez as the South Americans delinquently began to ply some pressure, and both came near to an equaliser.
Gomez’s rasping drive from 20 yards came back off the post with Costa beaten, while Suarez hit the side netting from close range.
With the 90 twinkles nearly over, Fernandes nutmegged Gimenez, whose running hand diverted the ball down from the midfielder and averted him from chancing himself one- on- one with Rochet.
Iranian adjudicator Alireza Faghani awarded the spot- kick after a VAR check and Fernandes transferred Rochet the wrong way after his hand hop, skip run- up. Know More FIFA News…