Portugal won 2-0 to secure a place in the last 16 of the tournament.
Heading into Week 2 of the FIFA World Cup 2022, football giants Portugal and Uruguay took to the stage at the iconic Lusail Stadium on Monday to kick off an intense match.
Both teams got off to a strong start in Qatar, but said the more dominant Portuguese took center stage from the start.
Tensions were set from the start with fouls and cautions on both sides. Nonetheless, the match was lively and superstar his striker Ronaldo delivers the expected spectacle to his over 80,000 fans at his Lusail stadium.
The venue is filled with an overwhelming number of red shirts compared to the cramped light blue jersey-wearing Uruguay fans on the far right of the pitch, but their support and cheers can definitely be heard across the pitch.
Seventeen minutes into the match, Ronaldo, in his iconic stance, went forward for a free kick, only to hit the wall of the players in front of him.
Portugal have had the majority of possessions in the game so far, with gameplay concentrated in the Uruguay half.
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Portugal found themselves in the heat by letting their guard down, but halved the game after the half-time whistle added three minutes.
By halftime, Portugal had attempted nine goals, compared to Uruguay’s four, but seemed unable to find the back of the net.
The game kicks off again with energy as both sides attempt to break on both sides of the pitch.
51 minutes into the game, a pitch invader crossed the pitch carrying a rainbow flag and was quickly caught and escorted. In particular, protesters are booed.
The game resumed immediately and the ball was slammed into the side of the net by Felix, but Portugal run it.
Moments later, Fernandez curls the ball in goal as Ronaldo is in the air. A little confusion captures the crowd before the screens at the venue confirm Fernandes as the goalscorer.
Uruguay geared up and pushed back in the final ditch to equalize, but made little progress for at least the next 30 minutes.
In the 89th minute, the challenge becomes harder for the Blues when the VAR check rule confirms that Portugal will be penalized after Uruguay’s handball.
It was Fernandez’s second goal and Portugal are on a winning streak so far in the World Cup.
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