A miraculous miracle goal, a new record for most shots taken in the World Cup, a shooting fest with no goals scored, and an injury to a prominent player. At the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Matchday 5 had it all: some teams sparkled in their first match, while others died, and other teams were glad to share the rewards with their competitors. Some teams were also pleased to share the spoils with their opponents.
There were a total of four matches played on that day, and the day began with Switzerland claiming victory against Cameroon. The second meeting between Uruguay and South Korea was a very interesting tie without any goals being scored. In the third game of the tournament, Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, prevailed against an excellent Ghana team by a score of three goals to two. In addition, the five-time defending world champions showed up to the championship match.
Due to the fact that all of these teams have yet to play their first match, none of these teams have been eliminated as of yet. As promised, here is a rundown of the events that transpired on match day 5 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Winners- Portugal, Brazil
The Portuguese national team is widely regarded as one of the top contenders to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, having traveled to Qatar with one of the most talented rosters. And the Portuguese were given Ghana as their opponent, who turned out to be the most difficult competitor in their group. The club from Africa proved to be more than a match for the team from the Iberian peninsula, which had players like as Ajax star Mohammed Kudus, Inaki Williams, Andre Ayew, and Thomas Partey on its roster.
Early on, Portugal had an opportunity to score when Ronaldo found himself in a one-on-one situation with the Ghanaian goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi, but Ati-Zigi made a good save. After three minutes, he blew another opportunity, and when he finally scored, the goal was disallowed because he was playing on the wrong side of the field as the first half ended scorelessly.
Kudus blasted a vicious shot, but it went just wide of the goal for Ghana, who had opportunities of their own. Despite this, the game’s first goal didn’t come until the 65th minute, when Ronaldo was brought down by Mohammed Salisu, which resulted in a penalty kick. The goal made him the first player in the history of the men’s FIFA World Cup to score in five different tournaments. Then, Andre Ayew of Ghana scored to make the score even before Joao Felix and Rafael Leao of Portugal scored back-to-back goals for Portugal. Osman Bukari scored in the 89th minute, therefore the game was by no means done at that point. They were so close to completing the comeback, but at the last moment, Portugal’s goalkeeper Diogo Costa nearly made a mistake and passed the ball straight to Inaki Williams, but Williams lost his footing and Portugal was able to hold on to win.
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Richarlison’s two spectacular goals propelled Brazil to victory against a Serbian team that was considered to be among the best in the tournament. Meanwhile, the five-time world champions Brazil also got off to a solid start in their campaign. The Selecao completely dominated the Europeans, and it was only because of the extraordinary performance of Vanja Milinkovic-Savic in goal for Serbia that the score was just 2-0. Tite fielded a starting 11, which was very much anticipated given that Raphinha and Vinicius Jr. were on the flanks, and Neymar was left in a free position as the number 10.
Because Serbia was aware that the Brazilian structure enabled Neymar to perform at his highest level of creativity, the PSG player was subjected to some rough treatment at the hands of the Eagles. Rafinha and Vinicius Jr. were particularly effective in creating opportunities for Brazil throughout the first half, but the outstanding Milinkovic-Savic was able to save both of their shots. The goalkeeper made a number of saves, preventing the Brazilian attackers from scoring. In addition to that, as they hunted for the first goal, Alex Sandro’s vicious strike from a distance hit the inside of the goalpost. And then, it did arrive in the 62nd minute when Richarlison responded well to a loose ball in the area to score. This was the moment that broke the deadlock. Ten minutes later, he scored another goal that was a strong candidate for “Goal of the Tournament.” Despite this, Brazil maintained its offensive pressure, and Casemiro had another shot that hit the post while trying to win the match.
Richarlison and Bruno Fernandes shared the honor of being named Man of the Match.
Bruno Fernandes was the conductor for Manchester United’s victory, which saw Cristiano Ronaldo set a record, Joao Felix and Rafael Leao each score, and Rafael Leao and Joao Felix each assist on goals. Fernandes was the ideal enforcer in the center of the field, and he contributed two assists to the team’s cause. He was the highlight of the performance, as he triumphed in every single combat, whether it was on the ground or in the air, had a pass accuracy of 94%, and made three crucial passes.
Richarlison was the most important player for Brazil, despite the presence of several brilliant attackers around him who contributed to the team’s success. The Tottenham player, who had already opened the scoring in the 62nd minute, then proceeded to produce the most impressive goal that has been witnessed in this competition up to this point. Vinicius sent a cross to the penalty area for the forward from the left side of the field. Richarlison gave the ball a simple flip into the air before unleashing a vicious sideways volley that went past the helpless Milinkovic-Savic in the goal.
Neymar, one of the losers
In spite of Brazil’s stunning victory, the most talked about aspect of the game was Neymar’s injury. As was said previously, the Serbians committed constant fouls against him, which resulted in his receiving an injury. As a result of his injury, he was replaced in the 80th minute. On the bench, he was seen sobbing, and the Brazilian medical staff said that they required between 24 and 48 hours before they could establish the severity of his injuries. However, Tite, the manager, is certain that his great player will return.
Neymar is well knowledgeable about the many ailments that occur throughout the World Cup. He suffered an injury while playing against Colombia in the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. As a direct consequence of this, he was unable to play in Brazil’s subsequent encounter against Germany, which resulted in a loss by a score of 7-1. He will now be praying that he does not sustain another injury that would stop his current run in the World Cup.