Embolo’s goal for Switzerland was enough to defeat Cameroon 1-0 in the opening encounter of Group G. Uruguay and South Korea played out a pulsating 0-0 draw.
Ronaldo rewrites history as he becomes the first player to score in 5 different world cups and help Portugal beat Cameroon 3-2 in a thrilling encounter. Richarlison scores one of the goals of the tournament so far to help Brazil beat Serbia 2-0.
Day 5 Results
- ⚽ Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon
- ⚽ South Korea 0-0 Uruguay
- ⚽ Portugal 3-2 Ghana
- ⚽ Brazil 2-0 Serbia
Switzerland vs Cameroon
Breel Embolo of Switzerland scored the lone decisive goal in a hard-fought World Cup Group G match against Cameroon. Since both teams still have to play Brazil in the group, Switzerland’s victory was crucial.
Embolo finished off a slick Swiss attack shortly after half-time giving Switzerland the lead. Eric Choupo-Moting, Bryan Mbeumo, and Martin Hongla all failed to take advantage of favorable opportunities as Switzerland laboured in the first half against a strong Cameroon.
The goal stunned Cameroon, and the Swiss had opportunities to increase their lead, but Ruben Vargas was brilliantly saved by Andre Onana, while Embolo and substitute Haris Seferovic were stopped by some brilliant defending.
South Korea vs Uruguay
In their opening World Cup Group H match, South Korea held Uruguay to a 0-0 draw as defender Diego Godin and midfielder Federico Valverde both hit the woodwork. Although they frustrated Uruguay, the South Koreans did not offer many open opportunities.
Hwang Ui-jo, who shot over the crossbar in the opening period, was South Korea’s best player. Then, Uruguay captain Diego Godin headed a corner against the post.
Most of the first half had been controlled by South Korea, but as the match went on, Uruguay took control and nearly won it when Federico Valverde’s long-range shot hit the post. Son Heung-min had one final opportunity to score for Korea but he scuffed his shot wide.
Portugal vs Ghana
Joao Felix and Rafael Leao scored goals in quick succession to help Portugal defeat Ghana 3-2 at Stadium 974 to begin their World Cup campaign.
In the 31st minute, Ronaldo had the ball in the net after blocking Alexander Djiku’s challenge and putting the ball past Ati-Zigi, but the whistle had already blown for a foul on the Ghanaian defender.
Later in the game, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first male player to score at five World Cups by giving his team the lead with a penalty kick in the 65th minute.
Andre Ayew of Ghana scored an equaliser in the 73rd minute, but Portugal replied with goals from Felix and Leao in the 78th and 80th minutes. Osman Bukari’s last-minute effort made things uncomfortable, but Fernando Santos’ team was able to weather the storm. The result leaves Portugal top of Group H after Uruguay’s 0-0 draw with South Korea.
Brazil vs Serbia
Brazil’s Richarlison electrified the World Cup with a moment of brilliance as the tournament favourites overcame Serbia’s sturdy defence to earn a thrilling 2-0 victory to begin their World Cup campaign this year. As a result, they are now in first place in Group G’s rankings.
Although the superb Serbian defence prevented them from scoring, Brazil were happy to keep probing; however, once they changed their approach after the interval, they were unstoppable.
Eleven minutes later, Richarlison had his defining moment when he initially fumbled a Vinicius pass but brilliantly recovered to take the acrobatic route and scored a fantastic right-foot finish.
When Richarlison pounced for the first goal, Serbia were already stumbling, and once he scored that really stunning second goal, the game was over!