Funny things happened in the tunnel as Portugal and Uruguay prepared for the second half of the World Cup match at the Lusail Stadium on Monday. Bernardo Silva tried to cut Cristiano Ronaldo’s hair and the Portuguese captain was not amused. He raised his hair and came to the garden.
Nine minutes into the second half, Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes lifted the ball down the left. It looks like it will run on the left side before changing direction and slowing down. He crucified himself for his captain, who read Fernandes carefully. At first, it looked like the ball clipped Cristiano’s head, went past Uruguayan keeper Sergio Rochet and into the net.
Arms outstretched, Cristiano ran to celebrate. The Lusail Stadium, home to Cristiano Ronaldo fans, erupted in joy. There is confusion about who scored the goal. Ronaldo? Or Fernandes? Finally, the screen flashed with Fernandes’ name. The technology in the match ball clearly showed that Ronaldo did not make contact for the opening. Ronaldo, who has been heartbroken to think he has equaled Eusebio’s nine-goal haul, may be smiling.
“In the match between Portugal and Uruguay, using the League of Legends technology in the Al Rihla match ball from Adidas, we were able to demonstrate virtually no contact with Cristiano Ronaldo’s ball for the first goal of the match ,” said FIFA. talk later. Fernandes scored his second goal three minutes into the second half. After the match, they celebrated entering the round of 16, the third group behind France and Brazil, by laughing, hugging and splashing water. “I don’t think it matters who touched the ball,” Fernandes said in a post-match press conference. “At that moment, I thought Cristiano was touching the ball and I passed it… but all that matters is that we did well.