Bruno Fernandez led the Portuguese national team to achieve a 2-0 victory over Uruguay, this evening, Monday, in the second round of the group stage in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, at Lusail Stadium.
Fernandez scored Portugal’s two goals in the match, in the 54th and (90 + 3) minutes.
With this victory, Portugal raised its score to 6 points at the top of the group, while Uruguay’s balance froze at a single point at the bottom of the standings.
The match started with an attempt by Uruguay, with a long shot through Oliveira in the 3rd minute.
The response came from Portugal with a shot by William Carvalho, which passed over the goal in the 4th minute.
And the pressure continued from the Portuguese national team, with a ground shot by Bruno Fernandez, from outside the area in the 8th minute.
Uruguay defender Jimenez headed a ball inside the penalty area, which passed over Diogo Costa, Portugal goalkeeper, in the 11th minute.
Rodrigo Bentancur, the Uruguayan player, missed the opportunity to score a goal for his country in the 32nd minute, as he launched with individual skill, dodged the Portugal defense and hit a powerful ball, but goalkeeper Diogo Costa brilliantly saved it.
The first half ended in a goalless draw.
With the start of the second half, Bernardo Silva, the star of the Portuguese national team, kicked off and hit a ball that hit the outside net of Uruguay’s goal in the 52nd minute.
Bruno Fernandez succeeded in scoring the goal for Portugal in the 54th minute, with a cross that passed over Ronaldo’s head and completed its way into the net.
The response came from Darwin Nunez, the Uruguayan striker, with a creeping ground shot, which reached Diogo Costa, the Portugal goalkeeper, in the 59th minute.
The post, Maxi Gomez, denied the Uruguayan player from scoring the equalizer in the 74th minute, as he aimed a missile ball from outside the penalty area, which hit the left frame of the goal.
Luis Suarez missed an unrepeatable opportunity to score the equalizing goal for Uruguay in the 78th minute, as he received a ball inside the penalty area, received the ball and hit the outer net very strangely.
Substitute Rafael Leao, Portugal’s national team player, aimed a curved ball inside the penalty area, which passed by the right post of Uruguay’s goal in the 82nd minute.
The referee of the match awarded a penalty kick to Portugal in the 90th minute, after a handball on Jimenez inside the penalty area, and Bruno Fernandez, who scored it successfully, added the second goal for him and his country in the 93rd minute.