World cup retro: scoring Villa, spewing Ronaldo

Today Portugal and Spain on the program. We look back on a previous confrontation.

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Deafening vuvuzelagezoem of 62.955 spectators filled the Cape Town Stadium for the 1/8th finals of the 2010 world cup. The goal in the Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal decided came thanks to three FC Barcelonaspelers. With a splitting pass broke Andrés Iniesta the Portuguese defence and Xavi began by David Villa with a masterful heel, only for Eduardo. The striker, just before the world cup by Barça inherited from Valencia CF, did not hesitate. 1-0 for La Roja, the end of the tournament for the Portuguese national coach Carlos Queiroz. The red card in the 89th minute for right back Ricardo Costa after an alleged ellenboog in the face of Joan Capdevila made the evening even more painful.

Cristiano Ronaldo dripped off, and threw a fluim the direction of the camera that followed him in his agony in the direction of dressing room. After the match, refused the superstar to speak to the press. His only response was a on the question of how he defeat could explain. “Ask that to Queiroz’, use replication he displeased.

Although they are at Manchester United and then Real Madrid raft binnenvlogen, it was the Portuguese during the seven matches prior to the world cup in South Africa failed to score. More even: he broke a doelpuntendroogte of two years with the national team, a penalty kick in a friendly match against Finland is not included, only after 87 minutes on the second match day of the group stage against North Korea (7-0).

About his statement just after the shutdown said Ronaldo later by the way: “When I said “ask that question to the coach,” was that because of Carlos Queiroz in a press conference went.’

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