1-0 Boye (31')
1-1 Gyan (57')
2-1 Ronaldo (80')
Man, Portugal could have gotten through here. Ronaldo missed two sitters, aside from a host of other chances. That game against Germany was their downfall though, well done Pepe. And what about that cross from Asamoah, pure class!
Ronaldo coming through second time for Portugal in this world cup.
Not really. Scored a gifted chance the keeper gave to him and he missed two clear chances. Disappointed with his performances this World Cup.
Glad to see C.Ronaldo finally scoring. Always great to see the top players score
Agreed, sad to see so many big teams getting knocked out, the second round would have been more intense. I'm not belittling the qualifying teams effort, they gave it their all and deserving-ly got a spot in the next round.
This World Cup is so unexpected, which makes it all the more great. Clearly expectations and reputation play a small part in this World Cup as teams that were not even given a second notice have truly defied expectations
I was expecting a great campaign by Portugal.
sadly ghana threw the game away with two mistakes and the nonsense that happened before the match even started was no help portugal gave themselves to much to do, they were never going to put 4+ past ghana
If Ronaldo was in his best days he would have scored 2 or 3 goals against Ghana.
yeah, thats why i said portugal and not ronaldo and dont forget ghana lost two of their best players before the match even started
Ronaldo doesn't play alone and he didn't create those chances alone. He is part of a team. Portugal had the potential to score 4 against Ghana. It didn't happen but it wasn't impossible.
a series of unfortunate events for Portugal, secured USAs pass to the next round Luck was a factor
In what sense is luck the factor that made the USA qualify to the next stage? Portugal scored the equalizer against USA in the very last second of the match, which gave them the tiniest bit of hope for the final match. THAT is luck. You know what made Portugal go home? Stupidity. Stupidity on Pepe's behalf getting a red card against Germany, leaving his country with 10 players on the field, which allowed Germany to completely destroy and humiliate Portugal on all fronts. Did you even watch any of these games?
Likely doesn't watch games but goes off ranking alone. Bad luck is shit like Godin not getting a red, or straight up bad calls changing the game. Portugal played poor with or without Pepe.
I've watched all the games. America have done fantastic considering there are no massive players. i.e messi,van persie,robben,etc. A pure team affort. Something England could have done with. Ronaldo missed tons of chances against ghana, Just like France missed chance after chance, but they are through. I said earlier italy were not good enough, but Uraquay won't be winning anything. As things stand. I think it'll finish. France Holland Germany Brazil Costa Rica Chile
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