15th : They are really starting to increase the pressure, the Portuguese, the Ghanaians on respirators. It can still hurt on the other hand, be careful.
13th: Air Ronaldooooo!! He put a thousand like that the Portuguese captain, but there he failed to smash his head on a great cross from Guerreiro. He still jumps just as high though, pfiou.
12th : Oh yes the small Portuguese combination to enter the surface, in one touch that’s well done. Corner.
10th: POPOPO Ronaldo who misses his control on this golden ball!! Served full axis on a Ghanaian ball loss, CR7 pushes it too far on its ball grip and Zigi can intervene. There was a time when it ended in direct lulu that.
9th : First Ghanaian mini incursion into the opposing camp, but just to say eh.
7th : Small start to the match in terms of rhythm, the Portuguese rather hold the ball but not much is happening. Ghana sets up their defense at 8.
5th : Bernardo Silva who is already coming back very low to offer a clean recovery. Always a pleasure to see his beautiful left paw.
3rd : Note that the PSG lab has done a good job since Danilo is aligned in central defense by Fernando Santos.
4:58 p.m. : Nice little atmosphere on these hymns, it hasn’t always been the case since the beginning of the competition. Ronaldo who shed his little tear (yes we saw you Cricri)
4:56 p.m .: Come on, the two teams are here! We’ll move on to hymns.
4:51 p.m. : So this match takes place in the 974 stadium. So why this name? It intrigued me, can you imagine, and it turns out that in reality, we can find two reasons > Already this figure corresponds to the telephone code of Qatar, but also and above all it is the number of maritime containers which have been used to build the stadium (yes).
4:48 p.m. : To come back a bit to Ronaldo, he still has a lot of pressure on his shoulders… A bit like Messi in fact. He is 37 years old, this is his last opportunity to shine in the World Cup, which he has never managed to do. His best result is a half in 2006, when he was still a youngster and not part of this team. Since he is what he is, it’s 8th finals in 2010, elimination in pool in 2014 and 8th finals again in 2018… And above all a single match where he weighed that we remember, the famous 3-3 against Spain in Russia where he scored a hat-trick.
4:42 p.m. : On the Ghanaian side, we arrive rather on tiptoe in this World Cup. The last competitions were cata (when they qualified…). Fallen to 61st place in the FIFA rankings, the quarter-finalist selection of the 2010 World Cup advances without too much recent reference.
4:36 p.m. : We wonder all the more that the Portuguese game always revolves around him, as for more than ten years. Coach Fernando Santos has not changed his software despite the passing years. We still hope that the talents that make up this team in the middle and in attack will have the opportunity to express themselves, because on paper it is quite impressive.
4:34 p.m. : Portugal is entering the competition, therefore. With all eyes on Ronaldo of course. The five-time Ballon d’Or is in a situation he has never experienced before a major competition, without a club, in a crisis of confidence, lacking goals (only 3 this season). In short, we wonder about his state of mind and his physical condition.
4:31 p.m.: YO LA COMPAGNIE! We left for a new live, which we hope will be more fruitful than the previous one between Uruguay and South Korea. I trust, the 0-0 I leave that to colleagues in general 🙂
You can always reinvent yourself, even at 37. Cristiano Ronaldo will play his fifth World Cup with Portugal, but it is the first time that he will start the competition in the shoes of an unemployed person. The five-time Ballon d’Or has not been a Manchester United player since Monday, at the end of a soap opera that will have interfered with the preparation of the selection. Portugal’s health in this competition will depend a lot on the state of form and spirit of his star, as usual, although other great talents can also take over. This start against Ghana has in any case all of the trap match, against a solid, ambitious formation and reinforced by the naturalization of Inaki Williams.
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