Although Cristiano Ronaldo is synonymous with the Portugal National Team, the team captain today has three crucial players and teammates to spread the load. Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes and Joao Félix are the ones called to be CR7’s partners on the pitch and tonight at Estadio 974 they demonstrated it.
Faced with a rival that made things difficult for them, Portugal found a strong Ghana, but the forcefulness of the European team was able to prevail in a tight 3-2 to take the victory. In this context, Ronaldo had the support of his faithful teammates to lead the attack and seal the victory.
Joao Félix’s World Cup debut was totally dreamed of. The Atlético de Madrid forward signed an excellent goal to put the score 2-1 in favor of his team. At 23 years old, the young Portuguese shows that he is prepared to assume the responsibilities of his team and that, although Qatar 2022 is his first World Cup, he has a lot to give.
For his part, Bernardo Silva He was in charge of ordering the midfield of the field and giving rhythm to the match and to his teammates. For the Manchester City footballer this is his second World Cup after the experience in Russia 2018. His high level has led him to be an undisputed starter in the Portuguese eleven.
Added to this select group Bruno Fernandes, who days before Portugal’s debut in Qatar was already the focus of attention before an alleged fight with Cristiano Ronaldo over the captain’s statements about the Manchester United coach. Both were sharing a club last season and there was speculation about tensions between the players. The truth is that it was more smoke than real problems and once the issue was clarified, they talked where they like best: on the pitch.
For the midfielder this is also his second World Cup, but he has managed to establish himself in the Portuguese team. In the match against Ghana, he was a key player in finding the way to victory, giving both assists to Joao Félix and Rafael Leao. After this match it is clear that Cristiano Ronaldo has partners to dream of in the World Cup and heirs who will assume the leadership of the team when he decides to retire from the national team.
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