Portugal won their encounter in the World Cup 2010 as Cristiano Ronaldo’s team wiped the floor with North Korea.
At half time, the two sides were only separated by Raul Meireles’ goal, but Portugal turned up their play after the break to score six goals.
The second goal came in 54th minute when Hugo Almeida and Meireles got through the defense and passed the ball to striker Simao Sabrosa.
Two minutes later, Tiago scored after star striker Ronaldo cut through the defence line. Liedson scored next in 81st minute, followed by a stylishly executed goal from Ronaldo.
The final goal came from substitute Miguel Veloso in 89th minute.
Portugal’s much-improved goal-difference now makes them favourites to follow Brazil in qualifying out of Group G.
Today’s game brought back memories of the 1966 World Cup, when Korea was on the verge of victory only to lose 5-3 against Portugal. Kim Jong Hun, the North Korea manager, who remembered the game from his childhood was hoping for revenge with today’s game.
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