Portugal vs Nigeria FIFA match was held at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. The match began with Nigeria’s home anthem followed by Portugal’s. Antonio Silva from the Portugal team, a nineteen-year-old player, made his debut in the game. The Nigeria team also sent Osayi-Samuel to make his debut.
the game with a score of 4-0
It was the ninth minute when the Portuguese team’s champion Bruno Fernandes went for a straight goal after a few moments of patience. However, in the thirty-fourth minute, Bernardo Silva takes a chance to cross from the left, failing, leading to a penalty to Portugal as the ball bounces off Osayi’s arm. also read:- Novak Djokovic declared as best dressed from ATP Finals
The penalty kick is given to Mr. Fernandes, who misses no chance of scoring another goal for his team. By half-time, Portugal played a tremendous match in a controlled manner, however, Nigeria was seen lagging behind. The second half was opened with more fights from the Nigeria team, a much-needed spirit to win the match.
Nigeria loses to a phenomenal performance by Portugal
Although the Nigeria team started with a bang, they soon returned to their first-half strides, giving them the confidence and opportunity to win the game. In the 80th minute, Nigeria gets a penalty kick, taken by Emmanuel and saved by Portugal’s Rui.
The 82nd and 83rd minutes were played in excellent sync by the Portugal team. In the 82nd minute, Goncalo Ramos kicked his debut goal and the following minute’s goal is credited to Joao Mario’s athletic performance. Two minutes were added at the end of the game, which saw no new goals or penalties.
Let’s not forget that the Portugal team had lost two of the three previous matches, but this time, they played with immense vigour, winning over the Nigeria team with a score of four goals to zero. Although the Nigeria team tried playing better in the second half, the Portugal team showed better coordination and athleticism.
Portugal will be spotted playing against Ghana on November 24, but the Nigerians are going home, since they have lost the last three matches, so they won’t be playing at the world cup.