Portugal was a stroke of authority to DPR Korea, which won by a convincing 7-0 rout in the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on 21 June. The result leaves the Lusos as second in Group G with a goal difference puts them at the gates of the second round of the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010.
The selection of Carlos Queiroz felt at home in Cape Town, where the home fans fully supported the Europeans. The large colony of descendants of Portuguese immigrants in southern Africa celebrated with euphoria the recovery of his team after a draw in the opener against Ivory Coast on Monday gave a sample of their potential to the North Koreans.
Korea DPR waited well planted in the field lusa initiative that gave the first warnings with a distant shot of Cristiano Ronaldo and a header in the crosshairs of Ricardo Carvalho. The most dangerous attempts of Asians arrived with distant shots of Cha Jong Hyok and An Yong Hak that tested the reflexes of Eduardo, who also wore an auction clearing Hong Yong Jo (18 ').
But the Selecção das Quinas contained the North Korean attack and knew few realize its superiority. Tiago got a great pass inside which culminated Raul Meireles (1-0, 29 ').
Flurry of goals
Rest said the ideas to the Portuguese who left very inspired in the second half, and soon settle the issue at stake here. Simao ladled the seconds between the legs of goalkeeper Korean assistance after Meireles (2-0, 53 ') and immediately increased the distances Hugo Almeida heading in a cross from Fabio Coentrao (3-0, 56').
With the North Koreans admit the obvious superiority of the rival, the Lusos continued to seek goals, enjoying the minutes of good play and generating many times. While Cristiano Ronaldo missed a goal with a shot to the stick, can be awarded half that Tiago scored after a generous pass behind the Real Madrid (4-0, 60 ').
In the final stretch, the Asians failed to pull out of his area to the heated front Lusos. Liedson pounced on a mistake by defender Ri Kwang Chon to make the little hand (5-0, 81 '.) The strangest goal of the match was scored by Ronaldo (6-0, 87 '), who after dominating the ball accidentally with the neck, put an end to their long drought in the shirt of the Portuguese: the striker scoring since February 2009. Tiago completed the bulky marker (7-0, 89 ') to make a new mark in the history of the Selecção das Quinas in World Cup: its biggest victory in this event.
The G Group closes on Friday 25 June at 16:00 (South African time) at two different venues. While Portugal is measured with Brazil at the stadium in Durban, Ivory Coast and will play Korea DPR in the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit.