Lu­cio snuffs out Ron­aldo

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

POR­TU­GAL ............................ 0 BRAZIL .................................. 0 WITH all the at­tack­ing flair in these two sides, an un­event­ful 0-0 draw was some­what dis­ap­point­ing, but was enough for both sides to progress.

Por­tu­gal had ham­mered seven unan­swered goals past North Korea in their pre­vi­ous game but made four changes and played Cris­tiano Ron­aldo as a sole striker, but he was largely kept quiet by the im­pres­sive Lu­cio.

There were seven book­ings but very few chances as Brazil did enough to top the group and Por­tu­gal were happy to qual­ify in sec­ond.

Por­tu­gal keeper Ed­uardo was forced into a fine late save to deny Brazil­ian sub­sti­tite Ramires while Luis Fabi­ano missed a good chance.

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