South Korea VS Portugal / FIFA World Cup 2022 Match Analysis
South Korea VS Portugal FIFA World Cup 2022. South Korea, another Asian team wrote history after defeating Portugal. They reached the knockouts as the 2nd team from Asia. Uruguay was knocked out despite winning. Incidentally, Germany was eliminated after losing to South Korea in the group stage of the last World Cup. 1 incident after another. With that, history is being made 1 after another. All the fairy tales are being written in world football. Japan beat Spain on Thursday to make it to the knockout stage. Germany was knocked out despite winning. Friday is a repeat of that incident. Only the teams are different.
Hwang Hee-chan’s stunning goal in injury time. And that changed all the figures. South Korea reached the knockout stage of the World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t win all the 3 matches in the group league in FIFA World Cup 2022. Cristiano Ronaldo’s team also lost the last match. Portugal also lost against South Korea in the 2002 World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo’s team lost this time too. South Korea remained unstoppable over Portugal.
Cristiano Ronaldo was not in the Playing X1
Cristiano Ronaldo was completely indifferent in this match. Despite being on the field for 65 minutes, he was nowhere to be found. He failed to take advantage of the opportunity. Although Portugal had already collected tickets for the last 16. That’s why Fernando Santos made 6 changes to the team that day. Rúben Dias, João Félix & Bruno Fernandes were rested. It was rumored before the match that Cristiano Ronaldo will also be rested & that was the case. But he was the captain of the team in the first XI against South Korea.
Portugal started in an aggressive mood. They went ahead after 5 minutes of the match. Portugal. Ricardo Horta scored a fantastic volley from 6 yards. He made an impression in the 1st 11 when he got a chance. João Cancelo had a chance to increase the gap in the 14th minute of the match. But South Korean goalkeeper Kim Seung Gyu blocked his shot. Diego Costa saved Korea’s sure goal within 2 minutes. However, South Korea equalized in the 29th minute of the match. The Portuguese defenders failed to clear the corner box. The ball hit Ronaldo’s back & landed at Kim’s feet. Kim Young Gwon did not make a mistake in scoring.
Ronaldo’s best chance in the 31st minute. CR7 failed to score despite getting the South Korean goalkeeper in a 1 on 1 situation. His chance came within 10 minutes. But it was not Ronaldo’s night. South Korea also squandered a chance to go ahead just before the break. In the 2nd half, both teams tried hard to score. But could not open the mouth of the goal. But South Korea did the real thing in injury time. Hwang Hee-chan scored the 2nd goal in injury time & ensured his team to the Knockout Stage. Portugal had to leave the field after losing.