Despite Cristiano Ronaldo initially appearing to have scored the first goal, Portugal defeated Uruguay in Qatar and advanced to the World Cup 2022 knockout rounds thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes.
Bruno Fernandes admitted that he believed Cristiano Ronaldo had scored the ninth goal of his career at the World Cup before finally getting it and it was the first of the props sent to Portugal in the round of 16 at Qatar 2022.
A cross from Fernandes early in the second half went into the Uruguayan net despite Ronaldo claiming to have scored his second goal of the tournament. The former Manchester United teammate beat Ronaldo earlier, saying: “I celebrated like it was Cristiano’s goal. It looked like he touched the ball. My goal is to hit him with the ball.
“We are happy with the win, regardless of who wins. The most important thing is that we have achieved our objective of being in the next round.
Manager Fernando Santos initially refused to comment on Fernandes’ controversy, but when asked about Ronaldo’s general contortion, he said: “Ronaldo played a great game but all our team showed a great performance.
“I think it was a great game, our team played well and other happenings for me are not important.”
Manchester City defender Ruben Dias added: “We know that even though we have all the people in the world, if we don’t work together, we won’t get anywhere. So that’s a great example of what we’ve shown tonight.
“We are very happy to go through to the next round. You have to take advantage of the time. »
Ruben Neves said he hoped the Qatari authorities would be lenient with the pitch attacker who stopped the game and stopped him in the second half.
This happened a few minutes before Portugal took a 1-0 lead through Bruno Fernandes. The man with the pride flag also wore a shirt that read “Save Ukraine” on the front and “Respect Iranian women” on the back.
“Of course we are all with them and the message is on his shirt,” said the Wolves midfielder. “We hope nothing happens to the boy because we understand his message, I think everyone understands that. “We know what happened around this World Cup. It’s a normal thing that can happen.”
Bruno Fernandes beat Portugal despite the best efforts of Cristiano Ronaldo
When Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo met on the eve of the World Cup, it’s safe to say that the relationship seemed to be a bit strained.
Fernandes denied there was a problem – of course there was – but whatever the reason for the break-up, it’s safe to say the Portuguese couple are on good terms again. So it’s likely that Fernandes will laugh and forgive Ronaldo for trying to score the goal that lifted Portugal’s title and helped secure their place in the knockout stages. But being two players who brought a bit of class to a casual event, perhaps both should share the credit. And while Fernandes is the organizer of Portugal’s attack, and the player, there is no escaping that Ronaldo is in the box office.
Also, the organizers said there was another crowd – 88,668 – inside the Lusail Stadium, but not the hot air. Instead, of course, there is a different feeling of Ronaldo traveling there. It was clear that the villagers were here to see a man and he tried his best to make them happy.