Matchday 5 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup was a combative one, with each recreation hotly contested with every of the opening three video games determined by a single objective.
Switzerland v Cameroon
In one of many cagier first matches in what’s been a wild opening spherical of matches, Switzerland triumphed over Cameroon to make sure they’ll sit not less than second in Group G.
Murat Yakin’s males seemed the extra harmful outfit from the beginning and had the higher of the possibilities all through a scoreless first half.
They carried their momentum into the second half, a protracted ball from the left to proper wing discovering star winger Xherdan Shaqiri who fired a low cross into striker Breel Embolo who made no mistake and the Swiss had the objective they wanted.
Born in Cameroon, Embolo selected to not have a good time given the circumstances. Switzerland’s defence remained strong in opposition to their African opponents to safe the win and three factors.
Switzerland will face Brazil subsequent up on November 29 whereas Cameroon face Serbia on November 28.
Uruguay v Korea Republic
Uruguay and Korea Republic have opened their respective FIFA World Cup campaigns with some extent apiece after enjoying out a 0-0 draw on Friday (AEDT).
La Celeste hit the woodwork on two events at Schooling Metropolis Stadium, with Federico Valverde’s rasping strike cannoning off the upright on the demise.
That was as shut because the South People received in the long run, although they’ll depend themselves lucky Ui-Jo Hwang couldn’t maintain his close-range effort heading in the right direction earlier than half-time.
This draw was the fourth goalless affair seen throughout 14 matches in Qatar – a stark distinction to the one witnessed over 64 fixtures in Russia 2018.
Portugal v Ghana
It was a late explosion of motion within the tie between Ghana and Portugal, with 5 objectives coming within the remaining half-hour of play.
Cristiano Ronaldo made historical past by turning into the primary participant to attain in 5 World Cup campaigns as he opened the scoring from the penalty spot after successful it with a decent problem contained in the field.
Ghana’s Andre Ayew equalised with a tap-in from an incisive staff transfer within the 73rd minute, however Portugal responded on the counter with 78th-minute and Eightieth-minute strikes from João Felix and Rafael Leao to take Portugal out to a two-goal buffer.
Osman Bukari made issues fascinating however regardless of a late scare with Iñaki Williams stealing the ball off Portuguese goalkeeper Diogo Costa, Fernando Santos’ aspect had been in a position to trip out the storm.
Brazil v Serbia
Extra to return.