Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal
Portugal beat Macedonia 2-0 on Tuesday in the final of the decisive stage of European qualifying for the World Cup.
The match was held at the Dragao, the stronghold of Portuguese club Porto.
Bruno Fernandez scored the two goals in the 22nd and 65th minutes.
The first goal was made by Cristiano Ronaldo, while the second was made by Diogo Jota.
Thus, Ronaldo will continue to appear in the World Cup for the fifth time in his history in a row.
Ronaldos most remarkable achievement with Portugal in the World Cup was his fourth place in the 2006 edition.
In general, this will be the eighth appearance of the Portuguese national team in the World Cup and the sixth in a row.
While the most prominent achievement of the Euro 2016 champions remains bronze in the 1966 edition.
As for North Macedonia, it failed to write history and participate in the World Cup for the first time.
the summary of the match
The match started with great pressure from the Portuguese national team, and Ronaldo almost scored early, but his shot went just wide of the goal.
In the 32nd minute, Bruno Fernandez exchanged the ball with Ronaldo until the first hit the ball into the net to announce the first goal for his country.
The game calmed down a lot until the end of the first half.
With the beginning of the second half, Portugal returned to pressure again, but without a real threat to Macedonias goal.
In the 62nd minute, Jota sent a through pass that was met by Bruno Fernandez with a direct shot that hit the net to announce Portugal’s second goal.
The match calmed down more and more after the second goal of the owners of the land and ensured the victory significantly.
There was no danger after that, and the referee counted two minutes of added time in which nothing happened, and the match ended with Portugal winning with two goals without a response and their qualification for the World Cup officially.