Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo rejoice a objective for Portugal.© AFP
Bruno Fernandes powered Portugal to the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a brace in Portugal’s 2-0 win over North Macedonia on Tuesday. The midfielder was in improbable kind and scored a objective in both half. Fernandes’ first objective was a chief instance of his positive understanding with Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. The 27-year-old latched on to a poor cross by North Macedonian captain Stefan Ristovski within the Thirty second-minute after which despatched it ahead to Ronaldo. The Portuguese captain arrived on the fringe of the world however as a substitute of taking pictures, he handed it again to Fernandes via the legs of a participant with the previous Sporting CP man changing it with a lot aplomb.
Right here is the video of Fernandes and Ronaldo combining to attain Portugal’s first objective vs North Macedonia:
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For his second objective within the Sixty fifth-minute, Bruno acquired a cross from Diogo Jota which he completed completely with a half-volley.
The win extends Portugal’s run of qualifying for six out of six World Cups because the flip of the century and likewise Ronaldo’s fifth.
The outcome additionally means an finish to North Macedonia’s fairy story, the place they beat Italy. Ranked 67th within the FIFA World Rankings, they defeated Germany to complete second in Group J.
They adopted it up by knocking out European champions Italy within the play-off semifinal on Friday as Aleksandar Trajkovski scored a 92nd-minute winner to seal a win in Palermo.
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