Midfielder Pepe has gone down in the history of Portuguese football after being featured in the encounter with Uruguay in the second match of Group H of the 2022 World Cup that took place early this morning. Vn88 mobile quoted the sharing of Pepe player.
In the highlight match of Group H of the World Cup 2022 that took place early this morning, midfielder Bruno Fernandes shone with a brace in the 54th and 90+3 minutes to help Portugal win 2-0 against Uruguay
Vn88cx has calculated the points of Group H: Toan won both matches, Portugal led Group H with 6 points and soon won tickets to play in the 1/8 round of the 2022 World Cup. Ghana ranked 2nd with 3 points. Korea ranked 3rd with 1 point like Uruguay but ranked above thanks to more goal difference.
In the last match of Group H taking place at 22:00 on December 2 (Vietnam time), Ghana meets Uruguay, and Korea has to face Portugal.
According to statistics from Opta, this is the first time since 2006, Portugal has won in both opening matches of the World Cup.
As noted by the reporter at the yard of Vn88, the first half of the match against Uruguay, Portugal launched up to 8 shots, but none of them hit the target. In the history of participating in the World Cup, this is the first time, “European Brazil” has shot so many goals in the first 45 minutes.
In the last match, Pepe was assigned the main kick by coach Fernando Santos to replace Danilo Pereira. Thanks to that, he became the oldest player to play for Portugal in the World Cups at 39 years and 275 days. At the 22nd biggest football festival on the planet, the Porto player is also the oldest central defender.
At the 2022 World Cup, midfielder Bruno Fernandes is the one who has contributed to the most goals so far. In addition to the brace in the last match, the 28-year-old star also had 2 assists in the opening match against Ghana.
After 11 appearances for Portugal from the beginning of 2022 until now, Bruno Fernandes has scored 7 goals, twice as many as any of his teammates.
Image of Portugal defender Nuno Mendes provided by Vn88.cx was sobbing when he had to leave the field early in the match against Uruguay last night.
The match between Portugal and Uruguay in the second round of Group H last night was the first time Nuno Mendes played in the World Cup. However, the debut at the biggest football festival on the planet of the 20-year-old player did not go smoothly.
He had to leave the field before half time was over. Coach Fernando Santos was forced to replace this young talent due to a recurrence of a hamstring injury. Nuno Mendes is still able to walk without the assistance of medical staff. However, the tears of the Paris Saint-Germain player show that this is not a light injury – according to Vn88 mobile
Nuno Mendes enters the 2022 World Cup with a muscle-related injury. He was absent for 5 consecutive matches of PSG before returning to the Portuguese team to focus.
Coach Fernando Santos also did not use Nuno Mendes in the opening match of the Portuguese team to ensure the safety of this player. The substitute for Nuno Mendes in the previous game as well as for more than half of the half of this round was Raphael Guerreiro.
The Borussia Dortmund player (who did not go to Vietnam to play a friendly match because he was attending the 2022 World Cup) played well on the left wing of the defence. He was scored by Whoscored 6.8 points, the highest among the players from the bench to the field of the Portuguese team.
According to Vn88cx, Nuno Mendes, born in 2002, is one of the best young talents of Portuguese football today. He was born in Lisbon to a family of Angolan descent.
Korea’s defeat to Ghana in the early match means that Portugal will soon win tickets to the 1/8 round if they beat Uruguay. However, this is not a simple task for the students of coach Fernando Santos. Uruguay has eliminated Portugal in the round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup and is always considered a capable team.
Uruguay proved the value of experience when creating a tight defense, preventing Portugal from going deep into the penalty area of goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez despite holding the ball 70% of the time.