Winner: [to be updated after game] Score: Portugal(7) vs Korea DPR(0)
87′ Ronaldo (Portugal)
81′ Liedson (Portugal)
60′ 89′ Tiago (Portugal)
56′ H. Almeida (Portugal)
53′ Simao (Portugal)
29′ R. Meireles (Portugal)
This was a devastating loss by Korea DPR from Portugal.
Korea DPR looked happy on the first 28 minutes as they were able to hold their own on defense and Portugal had a hard time shooting on goal. Things changed on the 29th minute when Portugal saw and opportunity on streaking Raul Meireles who shot one to the goal.
Korea DPR didn’t attack and hold on to the ball as Portugal did. They were simply outplayed. But to give these guys credit, they didn’t allow Portugal to score a number of goals.
Korea DPR goalkeeper didn’t show top play as a long shot of Ronaldo that was low and didn’t have power and spin was fumbled, and when the ball was rolling, the goalkeeper got it but fumbled again.
Portugal was taking any chances during defense as they had all ten players creating a wall during free kicks by Korea. This shows Portugal was very careful after they scored that goal. They cannot afford Korea sneaking in a goal.
Portugal destroyed Korea DPR’s defense and the goalkeeper just didn’t have moves and heart to pull the stops.
Portugal went into the game knowing they needed to win and score more goals than 1 to make sure they were ahead on goal count. They didn’t only score 1 goal but had 7 goals to one. It was a blowout and one of the biggest wins in FIFA World Cup 2010.
Congratulations to Portugal!
You can view all game videos here — Videos: Portugal vs Korea DPR (21 Jun 2010)
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