Portugal national football team got saved from early elimination at the World Cup after Silvestre Varela goal in the fifth minute of injury time brought a draw (2-2) against the U.S. selection. But the Americans came up with four points, the same as has Germany, and if these two teams play each other in the third round with a draw they will both be placed in eightfinals.
Portugal took the lead early in the game when in the 5th minute Nani (Portugal) was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box, and he fires the ball into the top of the net. That was pretty much of the entertainment in the first half.
But then in the second half U.S.A. decided to go more with attacking style as they saw that Portugal players dont have much to show in the game.They created few good chances and than in 64th minute of the game Jermaine Jones (USA) quickly gets to a rebound. He doesn’t care he is far out and slams the ball towards the goal. To amazement of all, it goes all the way into the bottom right corner. He alters the score to 1:1 with this magnificent strike.
And when we all thought that Portugal will attack for a win in 81th minute of the game It’s in the back of the netl! Graham Zusi (USA) is the provider as he slips the ball to Clint Dempsey (USA) who simply steers it home from close range. It’s 2:1.
Than in the last moment of the game Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) launches a beautiful lofted cross into the box, where Silvestre Varela (Portugal) rises high to head the ball into the right side of the goal and beyond the goalkeeper. 2:2.
There has been no time for the supporters to get bored during the game as it was full of action and thrilling moments. There wasn’t any significant dominance on either side in this game. The home players attempted to beat the opposition’s defence using mostly counter-attacks. The away team tried to prevail using combination football.