Cristiano Ronaldo’s gift to Korea?
In the last match of Group H in the World Cup, South Korea defeated Portugal by two goals to one and passed the pre-quarters. Korea scored the winning goal in injury time in a draw.
Many criticisms were raised after the Portugal-South Korea match. Some of the fans tweeted that one of Korea’s goals in the match was scored by Ronaldo’s assist and it was a gift from Cristiano.
🎶 𝙇𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙬𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚, 𝙬𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙨
𝙒𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙞𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙣, ‘𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙩 🎶
They played ‘Dreamers’ by BTS star Jung Kook in the stadium after South Korea advanced to the Round of 16 🇰🇷❤️ pic.twitter.com/HEI5q8FoIl
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 2, 2022
Portugal scored a goal in the fifth minute against South Korea. Diego Dalot’s pass was scored by Ricardo Horta for Portugal.
Korea’s equalizing goal scored by Kim Young Gwon in the 27th minute was controversial. The ball that came from Korea’s corner hit Cristiano’s back and Korean defender Kim Young came close.
Match Day: Portugal vs South Korea
Lets go Portugal 🇵🇹🔥 pic.twitter.com/yaq64chAe4
— All things Portugal (@PortugalTaIk) December 2, 2022
There was no attempt to clear the ball and change it from Ronaldo’s side. Instead, the player tried to avoid the ball from hitting his body, or to prevent the situation from becoming a hand ball. That goal was essential for Korea to qualify for the knockout stage.
After scoring the equalizing goal, it was possible to see that Korea played more awake. Ronaldo missed many goal chances in the match against Korea.
Twitter erupted as South Korea fed off a Cristiano Ronaldo error to snatch a 2-1 win against Portugal in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and advance to the knockout stages of the tournament. https://t.co/y7gbsu9alE
Ronaldo, who performed poorly, was replaced by coach Fernando Santos in the 65th minute of the match.
Despite the loss, Portugal is in first place in the group. Portugal will face Switzerland in the pre-quarters.
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