Portugal vs Nigeria HIGHLIGHTS, FIFA World Cup 2022
An ideal pregame match for Portugal. A brace from Bruno in the first half got things started, and two more goals from Goncalo Ramos and Joao Mario late in the game gave Portugal the victory. The World Cup campaign of the 2016 Euro Champion will begin tomorrow in Qatar.
Ottovo nearly scored a horrific own goal when Uzoho strayed off his line in response to his back pass. To spare his defender’s dignity, the goalkeeper makes a swift recovery. Nigeria advances down the right again in the second extra minute, but Patricio once more displays his quick reflexes to stop the African team. The seasoned goalkeeper appears to have kept his place as Portugal’s starting goalie. And it’s a full-time job.
If Nigeria had successfully converted that penalty, the game might have been back to them. But it currently has a four goal deficit to Portugal, which is unbridgeable.
FOR PORTUGAL, ANOTHER! It’s Joao Mario this time. Felix locates Ramos in the area, and he flicks the ball to Mario at the back post for a straightforward tap-in. NIGERIA 4-0 PORTUGAL.
On that penalty, Patricio might have felt a light touch. Portugal scores with a wonderful passing play at the other end, in the meantime. Felix finds Guerrero, and the left back cuts it back for the most straightforward of finishes from Goncalo Ramos.
Portugal wins a corner to the right, but they are unable to capitalise on it. Nigeria quickly counterattack with the loose ball, and Dalot is compelled to commit a foul that appears to have occurred inside the box. VAR steps in and imposes a penalty. Emmanuel Dennis smacks the spot kick into the upright because he is convinced that he wants it. Penalty not received!
Felix is denied by Uzoho! The Ateltico attacker gathers hold of the ball, moves it to his left foot, and then unleashes one. Uzoho has quick reactions and is able to deflect it away even with a vicious defensive deflection. Felix is an angry man.
Nigeria’s greatest opportunity came from Samuel Chukwueze, who entered the Portugal box from the right side. While Patricio was moving forward, he parried his shot.
As the replacement for Andre Silva, Goncalo Ramos has a chance to impress his manager. Portugal continues to dominate possession, but it hasn’t produced anything in the second half.
Nigeria scores a free kick from a favourable position on the left. Simon swings it in, but this time Patricio is again in the way and he easily catches it. Portugal, on the other hand, has lost its offensive edge up front.
Andre Silva makes an attempt to dribble down the left flank. However, Nigeria had brought in more support as the defenders drew closer to him. After that, Portugal had a chance to reply, but Felix tripped over the ball with his feet.
Nigeria loses possession in the last third, playing itself into difficulty. Portugal chooses to repurpose ownership. a blatant indication that the game’s intensity is waning.
Felix misplaces the ball in a risky situation, but Nigeria is unable to take advantage. Portugal regains control of the ball and advances the action as it attempts to extend its lead.
Nigerian football has a lot more purpose when it attacks from the left. However, Patricio is too close to the cross from the left, and the seasoned goalie eats it up.
Second Half Begin
There have been numerous changes made by Portugal, notably the replacement of Ruben Dias with the 39-year-old defender Pepe. In addition, Raphael Guerero replaces Nuno Mendes.
Nigeria successfully enters the box but fails to connect, leaving it stranded. Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes has the chance to complete his hat trick. He tries to trick Uzoho with a long ball but fails to get the right touch. The referee then declares the half to be over.
Nigeria couldn’t shut down enough, therefore Portugal was able to move the ball about with ease. Nuno Mendes is being given more and more chances to participate on the left flank.
PENALTY!!! Portugal scores a penalty thanks to Bernardo Silva. A Nigerian defender is struck in the arm by a cross that was attempted from the left wing. Uzoho is sent the wrong way by Bruno, who then rolls it in. NIGERIA 2-0 PORTUGAL.
Joao Felix attempts a ridiculous long-range shot, which Uzoho nervously watches above the bar. Portugal never stops pursuing Nigeria’s goal.
Bruno attempts to set up Felix once more, but his back heel pass misses the Atletico player. With Dias, Antonio Silva has so far adapted well, which bodes well for him coming into the World Cup.
Portugal has a comfortable lead in possession. With Uzoho acting as a spectator, Bruno makes another long-range speculative attempt to get near. Despite going wide, it gets the supporters energised.
Portugal had it far too easy because the Nigerian defence gave Dalot far too much time to identify Bruno. After a strong start, Nigeria has lost steam.
Bruno!!! Portugal progresses to the right. Bruno Fernandes, a teammate from United, has an easy tap-in to finish after Diogo Dalot finds his way into the area and has plenty of time to find him. Nigeria loses to Portugal 1-0.
Felix is expertly set up by Bernardo Silva at the edge of the box, but the Atletico Madrid forward swings wildly and misses.
Nigeria makes a strong start to the game and earns the opening corner. However, nothing comes of it. With a few passes from the back, Portugal enters the contest
There is no Ronaldo, but 19-year-old Antonio Silva makes his debut. Fernando Santos will be looking to play well and, more importantly, avoid any injuries going forward. knowledgeable hand The person beneath the bar and wearing the captain’s armband will be Rui Patricio.
The match between Portugal vs Nigeria will take place at 12:15 AM IST on 18th November.
The Portugal vs Nigeria match will be held at Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon.
Portugal vs Nigeria will be livestreamed in SonyLiv.