Quaresma header wins the Game for Portugal in stoppage time in Extra time.
We are underway!!!!. Portugal come forward with Willian who crosses into Ronaldo who shots right footed well over the bar for Portugal. Modric shots right foot over the bar. Both teams lacking the back of getting in the 18 yard box and expressing themselves. Portugal can’t break open Croatia and Croatia look tired already. Quaresma cuts inside to Willian who shots right footed over the bar for Portugal. HT HT Croatia 0 Portugal 0. Croatia not expressing themselves on the ball. Portugal aren’t getting high long ball in the 18 yard Box.
Second half is off and underway!!!!. Here come Croatia with Modric who volleys the ball just wide. Both teams lacking creativity. I expect more from both of these teams. Ronaldo into Quaresma who shots right footed just wide. Modric shots left footed over the bar. FT Croatia 0 Portugal 0. FT Croatia 0 Portugal 0. Nothing much From Portugal in the second half. Croatia not play to their strength.
First period of extra time is underway!!!. Ronaldo cuts inside to Quaresma who shots with blisters of pace and power over the bar for Portugal. Modric turns inside Willian,still Modric and he shots left footed just wide. Poor game. Lacking chances from both teams.
Second period of extra time is underway and it’s now or never. Quaresma shots on the volley and hits the byline and goes out of play. Here’s Ronaldo into Willian who shots right footed well over the bar. Croatia goalkeeper give the ball away to Ronaldo who turns on the ball and shots left footed just wide. Goal!!!!!! Ronaldo long range cross into Quaresma who header downs and into the right hand side of the net. FT ET Croatia 0 Portugal 1. Portugal managed to win in ET. Portugal worked very hard and grafted some great opportunites. Croatia didn’t get their dangerous attacking players on the ball.