Bruno Fernandes Double Sends Ronaldo’s Portugal to World Cup

Bruno Fernandes Double Sends Ronaldo’s Portugal to World Cup

English Premier League (EPL) side Manchester United forward Bruno Fernandes netted twice to gift Portugal a place in the 2022 World Cup by the Portuguese side beating North Macedonia 2-0 in Porto on Tuesday, March 29th, 2022.

Cristiano Ronaldo came close to opening the scoring in the 14th minute of the contest, but the attacker’s left-footed effort flashed just wide of the far post in a let off for North Macedonia.

The breakthrough arrived in the 32nd minute, as Ronaldo, following a mistake from record 22 times Croatia top flight league winners Dinamo Zagreb right back Stefan Ristovski, set up Manchester United teammate Fernandes, with the latter sweeping the ball into the back of the net.

Diogo Jota had an opportunity to double the home side’s advantage moments before the interval, but the Liverpool forward’s effort was just the wrong side of the post.

Fernandes made it 2-0 to Portugal in the 65th minute, though, when the Man United playmaker expertly finished from close range after being picked out by Jota.

North Macedonia never threatened to make it an uncomfortable conclusion for the home side, who were worthy winners on the evening to advance to the finals in Qatar.