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I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Final Score - WC2010 Second Round, Chile vs Portugal

Tuesday 29th June 2010 - Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town - Att. 62,955
Referee: Héctor Baldassi (Argentina)

LINEUPS:
Chile (433):Bravo, Jara, Vidal, Ponce (Contreras 59'), Medel, Carmona, Isla (Fierro 67'), Valdivia, Suazo, Beausejour, Sanchez
Portugal (433): Eduardo, Costa (Duda 84'), Coentrao, Carvalho, Alves, Mendes, Tiago, Meireles (Deco 69'), Ronaldo (Rolondo 74'), Simao, Danny

Penalty continues to be the buzzword of the second round with Christiano Ronaldo opening the scoring from the spot in the 38th minute. Prior to that, Chile looked to be the better side with Valdivia's shot saved and a Beausejour diving header going wide. Portugal had the first chance of the match though when, in the 9th minute, Danny displayed great skill to get past Ponce and, after a one-two with Man of the Match contender Coentrao, saw his effort deflect into the hands of Bravo.

The game's turning point started with a giveaway by Mauricio Isla. Tiago picked up the loose ball and found Costa whose high cross was punched under pressure by Bravo, then the referee blew his whistle and pointed to the spot. He had spotted Carlos Carmona holding Simao to prevent him getting up to the ball and received a lecture for his method of disagreement as much as the foul.

In the third minute of stoppage time all attention was on Gonzalo Jara who, having been bundled off the ball unfairly by Ronaldo, proceeded to be in prime position for the resulting free kick. The long high ball was met by the head of Valdivia and a wide open Jara was as surprised as anyone when Eduardo somehow pulled off a wonder save to keep Portugal ahead going into the interval.

Two minutes after the restart and Chile were really ruing that late first half chance when Costa made an aggressive run the length of the pitch, getting on the end of a Tiago header to make it 2-0. It was all over before the hour mark when Ronaldo scored again, this time on one of his trademark free kicks. It was not for the first time in this tournament Chile allowed themselves to get out of control with tackles flying in, and one such challenge earned Gary Medel a second yellow card and his marching orders. Simao had a late opportunity to twist the knife after Ronaldo laid it out on a plate for him but his shot lacked power.

Chile 0 - 3 Portugal
Goalscorers:
POR Ronaldo 38'
POR Costa 47'
POR Ronaldo 58'

Discipline:
CHI Medel 33'
CHI Carmona 58'
CHI Medel 62'

Man of the Match:
POR Christiano Ronaldo

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