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World Cup 2014: Portugal 2 USA 2, Luis Nani's goal and Cristiano Ronaldo assist put Portugal stay in the competition

World Cup group stage this time gives different story of Manchester United player, Nani, and ex-players Cristiano Ronaldo and Tim Howards. Cristiano Ronaldo showed his great influence to delivered Portugal staying in the tournament by giving assist to Portugal striker. Luis Nani gives Portugal the lead with his strike in 5th minutes of the game.

Tactics of United States when they leveled the game and even leading 2-1 was WRONG. Clint Dempsey managed to score which make USA leading 2 goals and the Uncle Sam team employing wasting time tactic and tend to defense with eye-ing counter attack which prove effective with the captain's goal. The disaster come in the 90th minute.
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Portugal vs USA

Portugal is eager to stay in the World Cup and attacking from wing. Cristiano Ronaldo from the left and Nani from the right are battling United States of America defense in order to leveled back. CR 7 position shifted more to attack as secondary striker than winger. His face fully shows that if the team lost Portugal and himself will be following other European team to exit the World Cup in shame. Switching from left wing to right wing he finally delivered crossing that converted to goal.

When I see the replay Tim Howard, ex Manchester United goalie, was not react properly. He just stretched his hands to block Portugal's striker heading and disappointed because the ball touch the nett on his back. I really do not espect such reaction from experienced goalie like him. 

Coming soon the highlights


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