News

Portugal Defeats Egypt 2-1 in World Cup Friendly Match

Portugal Defeats Egypt 2-1 in World Cup Friendly Match

Egypt looked certain to defeat Portugal in  a hotly contested match when, within two minutes of the match ending, Cristiano Ronaldo scored two thrilling goals.

The match, held at the Stadion Letzigrund in Zürich on Friday, saw Egypt playing Portugal as both nations prepare for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The Pharaohs, who have been training in Switzerland ahead of the World Cup, were hoping to put on a fierce display to silence critics.

Throughout the match, the Pharaohs held off several attacks by Portugal. Both sides appeared evenly matched throughout the first half, with only a couple of dangerous attacks and missed chaces.

In the second half, Egypt was immediately on the attack and within 11 minutes, ‘King of Egypt’ Mohamed Salah scored a superb goal. The Liverpool forward struck the inside of the net from outside the area following an assist from Abdallah El-Said.

After the 56 minute goal, Portugal launched a number of attempts, but was met with a strong Egyptian defense. Egypt appeared less threatening following its first goal, with Mohamed Salah substitued for Zamalek’s Shikabala in the 78th minute.

As the match drew to a close, it seemed certain that Egypt would win its first friendly match ahead of the World Cup. However, in the second minute of additional time, Ronaldo scored a sensational header from a diagonal cross that Egypt’s Ahmed El-Shenawy simply could not save.

Just two minutes later, and seconds before the referee blew the whistle, Ronaldo headed in another goal, ending Egypt’s hopes to a victorious start to their friendly matches.

Egypt will face Greece in a second friendly in Switzerland on 27 March 2018.

British Journalist Who Called Egypt Home for 7 Years Deported
Palestinian Ahed El-Tamimi Jailed for 8 Months in a Plea Deal

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Predicted to Be “A Hot Travel Destination For 2019”: TTC

Egyptian StreetsDecember 13, 2018

Four Dead, 11 Shot Near Strasbourg Christmas Market

Egyptian StreetsDecember 11, 2018

Egypt Restricts the Sale of Yellow Vests Suspecting that Egyptians Might Copy the French

Egyptian StreetsDecember 11, 2018

Egypt Investigates Danish Couple Who Climbed the Pyramids for Nude Photograph

Nour EltiganiDecember 10, 2018

Egyptian Jews Celebrate Hanukkah Holiday With the Public

Egyptian StreetsDecember 7, 2018

Chanel Turns to Egypt for Inspiration of Modern Design

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2018

Egypt Receives a Loan from the World Bank to Help Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Nour EltiganiDecember 5, 2018

Lawyers Drop Charges Against Rania Youssef’s Dress

Egyptian StreetsDecember 4, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.