The first round of World Cup day 5 started with Cameroon vs. Switzerland, which ended in favor of Switzerland. Breel Embolo was the one who scored the only goal of the match for Switzerland — Coincidentally, he was born in Cameroon, and he apologized and didn’t celebrate the goal.
Immediately, Uruguay and South Korea went underway, with many expecting Uruguay to make a statement at the Qatar World Cup 2022. However, neither wanted to win, and they recorded only one shot on target.
It is one of the world cup matches within the century which saw only one shot on target; that was quite a poor match. Son of Tottenham Hotspur didn’t also impress as many expected him to work magic for his country during the match.
Big-name matches came immediately after the first two, featuring Portugal and Brazil, one of the tournament’s favorites. Portugal faced West African Ghana and escaped with a narrow win, with unemployed Ronaldo scoring from the spot. Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United recently parted ways after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan. In January, the Portuguese will seek a new club to continue his historical football career. The game ended 3-2 in favor of Portugal.
The next game was Brazil vs. Serbia, with Serbia giving Brazil a rough time in the tournament. In the initial stages of the match, Serbia had given Brazil a tough time, but two goals from Richarlison ensured that the Brazilians started with Qatar World Cup 2022 in bright colors.
Switzerland vs. Cameroon Highlights and Summary
The major highlight of Switzerland vs. Cameroon was the goal from Embolo for Switzerland. The goal scorer and man of the match was born in the capital city of Cameroon, Yaounde.
His goal came in the 48th minute when he lashed on a free-flowing pass from Xherdan Shaqiri. He didn’t celebrate the goal against his country by birth.
The indomitable lions looked like they weren’t prepared for the world cup as they failed to impress with poor passes and coordination in the midfield. Maxim Choupo-Moting brought danger from the Cameroonian side with his swift counterattack football, but it all yielded nothing in the end.
Cameroon has to increase their coordination and intensity at the World Cup as they will face Serbia, who will want to win after their defeat to Brazil. On the other hand, Switzerland will also face a tough opponent Brazil on November 28th.
Switzerland: Sommer, Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez, Freuler, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas, Embolo.
Substitutions: Frei, Okafor, Seferovic, Reider, Comert.
Cameroon: Onana, Tolo, Koulou, Castelletto, Fai, Hongla, Gouet, Anguissa, Ekambi, Mbeumo, Choupo-Moting.
Subs: Ondua, Aboubakar, Koudou, Ngamaleu.
Switzerland – Breel Embolo
Uruguay vs. South Korea Highlights and Summary
The game between Uruguay and South Korea was quiet, with Uruguay getting most of the chances that came through the game. Both in Group H, Uruguay had hit the post twice during the match.
Federico Valverde of Real Madrid was the man of the match as he was the major person who showed the drive to win the game. His late explosive shot toward the South Korean goal misses the target and hits the woodwork. If he had scored the goal, it would have been contending for the tournament’s best goal.
Uruguay will be facing Portugal on Monday, with South Korea facing Ghana on the same day.
(4-3-3): Rochet; Caceres, Godin, Gimenez, Olivera; Valverde, Vecino, Bentancur; Pellistri, L Suarez, Nunez
(4-2-3-1): Kim Seung-Gyu; Kim Moon-hwan, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-Jae, Kim Jin-Su; Jung Woo-Young, Hwang In-beom; Na Sang-ho, Lee Jae-sung, Son Heung-min; Hwang Ui-jo
Ghana vs. Portugal Highlights and Summary
With Cristiano Ronaldo on the field, the major football match people wanted to watch was between Ghana and Portugal.
Portugal immediately dominated, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring, and his goal was canceled off because of an initial foul. But the current club-less footballer came in the second half on the spot to push Portugal ahead.
After the goal, Ghana responded within minutes after Kudus played a low pass which came in perfectly for Andre Ayew to play inside the net. Bruno Fernandes, who was very crucial in the match, provided the two assists that won the match for Portugal.
Ghana responded late in the 89th minute after Osman Bukari headed the ball inside the net. Inaki Williams had tried to level things up in the last minute but slipped at the crucial moment, which sealed the match for Portugal.
(4-3-3): Costa; Cancelo, Dias, Pereira, Guerreiro; B. Silva, Neves, Otavio; Fernandes, Ronaldo, Felix
(5-3-2): Ati Zigi; Seidu, Djiku, Amartey, Salisu, Rahman; Kudus, Partey, Abdul Samed; A. Ayew, Williams
POR — Ronaldo (65 mins, penalty)
GHA — Andre Ayew (73 mins)
POR — Joao Felix (78 mins)
POR — Rafael Leao (80 mins)
GHA — Osman Bukari (89 mins)
Brazil vs. Serbia Highlights and Summary
Richarlison was probably the star man of the match between Brazil and Serbia as the Tottenham Hotspur player showed that he deserved a place in the Brazilian squad. Two of his goals made the difference in a match in which Serbia showed signs of winning.
Vinícius Junior and Raphinha combined almost to produce a goal, but that didn’t go through as Serbia’s goalkeeper was well in place. In the second half, Richarlison came up and scored after a rebound. His second goal was even more special, and he might likely win the goal of the tournament.
Neymar sustained a terrible injury during the match, which could keep him from playing other matches. But his manager and teammates have assured everyone that he will be fine after the injury.
(4-2-3-1): Alisson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Sandro; Casemiro, Paquetá; Raphinha, Neymar, Vinícius Jr.; Richarlison
(3-4-2-1): V. Milinković-Savić; Veljković, Milenković, Pavlović; Zivković, Lukić, Gudelj, Mladenović; S. Milinković-Savić, Tadić; Mitrović
BRA — Richarlison (62 mins)
BRA — Richarlison (73 mins)
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