2 vs. 2
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FULL TIME: USA 2-2 Portugal. What a match. Portugal stay in it with the last kick, or head of the game. Drama!
90+5'
 
GOAL Portugal! And it’s heartbreak for the USA deep in added time. Great cross from Ronaldo onto the head of Varela and he keeps Portugal in the tournament.
Portugal Goal

Header - Bottom Right

90+4'
Yedlin holding the ball up on the right. Goes into the corner but it’s a Portugal throw. Time almost up, Dempsey holding his head in his hands…
90+3'
Cross comes into Ronaldo and t skims wide off his head and well wide. Just not his tournament.
90+2'
USA playing keep ball. Nice play from Wondolowski, running it into the corner.
90+1'
Not over for Portugal yet. Still time to stay in this World Cup…
USA Substitution
90'
 
Alves stretching at the far post but it’s out for a goal kick. USA sub: Gonzalez on for Zusi. Five minutes of added time here.
89'
Header from Ronaldo drops harmlessly wide from Moutinho’s cross. Time running out.
88'
Cross from Moutinho meant for Alves and Howard forced to concede a corner. USA clear the danger…
USA Substitution
87'
 
USA sub: Wondolowski on for Dempsey.
86'
The winner?
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Great ball from Yedlin into the box, as Zusi's shot falls right to Dempsey, who's just onside. 2-1, 84'! #USAvsPOR http://t.co/omTM4UDjde

85'
Varela brought down by a combination of Jones and Beckerman. Dangerous free kick. Not over yet.
84'
Great play from Dempsey down the left wing. Does well to keep it in then wins a throw.
83'
STAT: Clint Dempsey's fourth career World Cup goal ranks him joint-second in history, equal with Bert Patenaude. He now needs one more goal to tie the team record by Landon Donovan, who did not make it past USA's preliminary squad for this tournament.
82'
Portugal are now eight minutes from going out of the tournament. USA could top this group. Amazing.
81'
 
GOAL USA! This game has been turned on its head. Clint Dempsey puts them ahead after a great run and cross from Yedlin. It finds Zusi, whose deflected effort falls straight into Dempsey’s path.
USA Goal

Bottom Center

80'
Shot from Nani on the edge of the box flies over the bar. Decent strike.
79'
Has Jones put USA on the road to the knockout stages?
78'
Besler is okay and coming back on.
77'
Looked like his right knee buckled underneath him. Stretcher is out.
76'
Good stretch from Besler to cut out a ball aimed at Ronaldo. He looks in trouble after stretching for that one.
75'
USA giving the ball away cheaply at times and now sitting deep. Inviting trouble…
USA Yellow card

USA

Portugal

74'
 
Poor challenge from Jones on Moutinho. Yellow card.
73'
Nani goes tumbling in the box, looking for a penalty under a challenge from Zusi. Referee having none of it. Now Costa goes down under a Dempsey challenge.
72'
Silvestre Varela has scored three goals in 12 competitive matches for Portugal, with two coming from the substitute's bench.
USA Substitution
71'
 
USA sub: Bedoya off for Yedlin.
70'
USA preparing to make a change as Varela runs it out of play.
69'
Game on.
Portugal Substitution
68'
 
Portugal sub: Meireles off for Varela.
67'
Dangerous ball in from Nani finds Meireles on the back post but Ronaldo is offside. He put it wide anyway.
66'
Beckerman fouled by Moutinho and he’s lucky there as Portugal were about to break quickly.
65'
Good save Howard! He first punches clear Nani’s cross then is on hand to save from Meireles.
64'
Beto was a spectator, rooted to the spot. Great curl on that ball too. One of the goals of the tournament for sure.
USA Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

63'
 
GOAL USA! It’s a thunderbolt from Jones from outside the box into the far corner. Wonderful strike.
62'
ATTEMPTS: USA 10-11 PORTUGAL
61'
Portugal break through Ronaldo and he bares down on goal. It’s a narrow angle but he shanks it well wide. Very uncharacteristic.
60'
Fans still regretting that Bradley miss.
59'
Portugal break through Ronaldo and Eder but it’s a great covering tackle from Besler.
58'
Foul by Nani on Bradley. Another free kick to the USA. Bright start to the half.
57'
Chants of USA ringing around the stadium. They’ve had their chances.
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PHOTO: Geoff Cameron appreciates @TimHowardGK's efforts following the keeper's double save against Portugal.#USA #POR http://t.co/KQFKTbtKqv

56'
USA squander a great chance.
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Bradley has had a solid match but probably wishes he had this one back #USAvsPOR http://t.co/8db8RrzA03

55'
Superb block by Costa! A great cross from Zusi to Bradley who thinks he’s scored but it’s a great goalline clearance off Costa’s knee.
54'
An uncharacteristic poor touch on the edge of the box from Ronaldo and US are able to break. It’s miscontrolled by Zusi though, and the chance is gone.
53'
Some think Ronaldo went down a litle easily a few moments ago...
52'
USA break and they have four on three for a moment but it’s a loose pass and Carvalho is able to clear.
51'
Another shot from Eder goes wide of the post. He’s been lively tonight.
50'
Surge of pace from Ronaldo and he goes down on the edge of the box after a challenge from Jones. Nothing given apart from a goal kick.
49'
Dangerous from Bradley towards the far post, cut out by Beto. Lively start to the half.
48'
Dangerous cross from Nani rebounds off Beasley to Eder and he fires just over the bar.
47'
Shot from Ronaldo but he mistimes it and it’s easily cut out.
46'
 
Portugal sub: Almeida off for Carvalho.
Portugal Substitution
45+1'
USA haven’t been able to get much of a foot on the ball in the last ten minutes. Cameron fouls Ronaldo. Free kick.
45'
We’re back underway here at a sticky Manaus. Could be that fitness will begin to play a part in the second half. USA need to keep believing.
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Some serious saves by Tim Howard late in the 1st half. http://t.co/QsBxNqlkzX

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#USMNT midfielder Michael Bradley has had a few shots on goal, including one that went just wide. http://t.co/CaeIXNHOid

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HALF TIME: USA 0-1 Portugal
45'
We have two added minutes here and the USA have Howard to thank. The first save wasn’t great but the second, wonderful.
44'
Brilliant save from Howard! He deflects Nani’s shot against the post and Eder looks to have tapped the rebound over him but for Howard’s fingertips.
43'
US fans in good voice.
42'
Nani fouled and this is a great chance for Ronaldo from the free kick… But he blasts it well over the bar.
41'
Dangerous cross from Jones. Dempsey challenges Beto but Portugal break. Ronaldo feeds Nani and Howard beats away his shot!
40'
Five minutes until the interval and USA have arguably had the better of this without creating any clear cut chances.
39'
Really humid conditions here as the players finish their refreshment break. We’re back underway.
38'
A problem here for Jermaine Jones as the players all take a water break.
37'
POSSESSION: USA 46%-54% Portugal
36'
Not enough US players in the box often enough when they break quickly.
35'
Shot from Ronaldo from distance. Straight into the arms of Tim Howard.
34'
Good move from USA. Bradley’s ball for Johnson cleared. It falls back to Jones who forces Beto into a save. Getting closer.
33'
Eder penalised for hands on the edge of the US box. Back come Portugal, pressing…
32'
Johnson tries his luck on his left foot and it’s a really good effort that flies just wide of Beto’s post! The keeper was rooted to the spot.
31'
Ronaldo fouled by Beckerman. It’s a clever one to break up the Portugal attack. No cards as yet.
30'
Ronaldo tries to find Eder but it’s good defensive covering from Beasley.
29'
Key player: Joao Moutinho.
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Joao Moutinho has completed 100% of his passes (16) so far. Tidy stuff. #POR http://t.co/NaR8tPwIVK

28'
Bradley engineers a shooting chance. He scuffs it but it’s still only just wide of Beto’s post.
27'
The corner comes in but it’s just too far for Beasley.
26'
Zusi feeds Dempsey in the box and he shots on goal. Blocked out for a corner.
25'
ATTEMPTS: USA 4-2 Portugal
24'
Geoff Cameron in action.
23'
Good effort from Bradley. He shoots from 25 yards and it fizzes over the bar. Well worth a pop.
22'
Awful cross from Zusi after working himself into a good position. All the way out for a throw.
21'
Ronaldo tries to feed Eder but his ball is well blocked and Bradley tries to break. His ball to Dempsey is just too strong. USA have reacted well since going behind.
20'
Great tempo to this game already, Portugal with most of the possession - USA 33% - 67% Portugal
19'
STAT: Nani's goal was the third-fastest at this tournament. Only USA's Clint Dempsey goal against Ghana after 30 seconds and Sead Kolasinac own goal in the match between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina.
18'
Nani celebrates opening the scoring.
17'
Bradley finds Dempsey and he shots on goal from a tight angle. Forces a save from Beto. Corner. It falls to Dempsey and his effort is just over the top.
16'
STAT: Nani's goal came after 4:45 minutes. It is Portugal's third fastest goal at a World Cup, after José Augusto's strike in the second minute against Hugnary in 1966 and Pauleta's 3:54 minute goal gainst Angola in 2006. Both these matches were won by Portugal.
Portugal Substitution
15'
 
Portugal sub: Postiga off for Eder.
14'
It was Beckerman with the heavy challenge and looks like Eder is going to come on for Portugal already…
13'
We’ve had a few technical problems here but thankfully we’re up with play now. Meireles goes down clutching his face…
12'
USA win a free kick and Dempsey fizzs one over the bar! Close!
9'
USA force a corner off Bruno Alves. Good work from Johnson.
7'
Nani almost feeds it through to Ronaldo. Portugal rattled early on here.
6'
Has to go down as a defensive error from Cameron.
5'
 
Goal Portugal! A disastrous start for the USA as Nani fires them ahead. Poor defending as Veloso’s cross misses Cameron and falls perfectly to Nani at the far post.
Portugal Goal

Right Footed - Top Center

4'
Dempsey looking to feed Zusi but his ball is cut out. Almost a chance for the USA to break. Dempsey fouled by Costa. Free kick USA.
3'
The central midfielders for USA putting pressure on the Portuguese. How long can they keep Ronaldo quiet?
2'
First touch for Ronaldo but his ball is too long for Pereira.
1'
We hear that there may be a chance of a thunderstorm before this game is out. Early touch of the ball for Beto. It’s a goal kick to Portugal.
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We’ve had the national anthems and referee Nestor Pittana blows the whistle to get us underway here.
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We’ve had the national anthems and referee Nestor Pittana blows the whistle to get us underway here.
22.55
Only five minutes to kick-off in Manaus for this massive game. Who wins? We're about to find out...
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#USMNT @KyleBeckerman warming up in Manaus…He gets the start tonight in the middle with Jones and Bradley. http://t.co/zjLX7TVbMA

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#USA goalkeeper Tim Howard warms up before taking on #Ronaldo and #POR at the top of the hour. #USAvsPOR http://t.co/xipehauH7X

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GRAPHIC: Clint Dempsey vs Cristiano Ronaldo - 2013/14 league statistics #usa #por http://t.co/UPXfpNrElX

22.50
Tim Howard could be a busy man tonight. The USA have only kept two clean sheets in their last 24 games at the World Cup.
22.45
The USA have scored in seven successive World Cup games and could now equal their association record (8, 1930 – 1990).
22.40
STAT: Portugal have only won one of their last eight games at the World Cup (7-0 v North Korea in 2010), drawing three and losing four.
22.35
Paolo Bento: "We have to change the result. We will go on to the pitch with the same mentality. Just because we lost (against Germany) doesn't mean we have to change anything. This is the same team that got us to the World Cup, the same team that did well in the last European Championship. We know what we have to do."
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The #USMNT ready to take the field for warmups in Manaus. #USAvPOR 40 minutes away… #ItsSunday http://t.co/r3zuW7IEjI

22.30
Juergen Klinsmann: "Now (Portugal) are going to come into Manaus pretty angry and I don't know how Ronaldo is going to perform when he is angry. We need to show Portugal how good we are.”
22.25
The overall record between the USA and Portugal is perfectly balanced with two wins each, one draw and five goals each. The USA have won their last two games against Portugal, including their encounter during the group stages of the 2002 World Cup (3-2). It’s their only meeting at the World Cup. Current Portugal head-coach Paulo Bento came on as a substitute in that game.
22.20
The equation for Portugal is simple. Fail to win and they’re out. A draw would be enough to see the USA progress.
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22.15
Graham Zusi starts for USA with Jurgen Klinsmann adopting a 4-5-1 formation. Clint Dempsey the lone striker despite his broken nose.
22.10
TEAMS: USA: Howard, Bradley, Besler, Beasley, Dempsey (c), Bedoya, Jones, Beckerman, Zusi, Cameron, Johnson /// Portugal: Beto, Bruno Alves, Veloso, Ronaldo (c), Moutinho, Costa, Meireles, Nani, A. Almeida, Pereira, Postiga.
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The weather report from Manaus…Humid and hot…Rain might be in the forecast (still dry for now though!) #USAvPOR http://t.co/XquTQablQV

22.05
The big pre-match news surrounds the fitness of Portugal talisman Cristiano Ronaldo. Rumours about his condition have been swirling across the internet and officials were forced to deny reports that his personal doctor had advised him to quit the tournament. A few days' rest seem to have helped and his team mate Miguel Veloso said the player appeared to be in good shape.
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22.00
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match coverage of the key Group G match between Portugal and the USA from the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. Kick-off 23.00 BST.
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Starting Line-ups

USA
Portugal
    • 1
      Howard
    • 7
      Beasley
    • 5
      Besler
    • 20
      Cameron
    • 23
      Johnson
    • 23
      Beckerman
    • 13
      Jones
    • 19
      Zusi
    • 4
      Bradley
    • 11
      Bedoya
    • 8
      Dempsey
Team Manager:  Jürgen Klinsmann
    • 5
      Nani
    • 5
      Postiga
    • 5
      Ronaldo
    • 5
      Moutinho
    • 4
      Veloso
    • 16
      Meireles
    • 21
      João Pereira
    • 13
      Ricardo Costa
    • Bruno Alves
    • Almeida
    • Beto
Team Manager:  Fernando Santos
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. Howard 0 5 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Besler 0 0 0 1 12 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
G. Cameron 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
F. Johnson 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
D. Beasley 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Bradley 0 0 3 69 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 90
K. Beckerman 0 0 0 61 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
J. Jones 1 0 2 48 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 90
G. Zusi 0 1 0 36 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 89
A. Bedoya 0 0 0 32 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 72
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Dempsey 1 0 4 28 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 87
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Beto 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
João Pereira 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Ricardo Costa 0 0 0 1 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
Bruno Alves 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
A. Almeida 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Moutinho 0 0 1 82 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 90
M. Veloso 0 0 0 52 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 90
R. Meireles 0 0 2 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 69
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Ronaldo 0 1 6 34 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
Nani 1 0 4 42 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 90
H. Postiga 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
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