Monday June 10th, 2002
Portugal vs Poland in Jeonju (4:0)
Poland approached the game with three strikers, while Portugal
hoped Luis Figo would have a better game than he did against
Pedro Pauleta drove the ball between a diving Jerzy Dudek and his right post to put
Portugal ahead on fourteen minutes.
The rain started to come down stronger and made the playing conditions
harder as Hugh Dallas produced four yellow cards in ten minutes; three of them going to
Poland may have started the game hoping for goals from at least one of
their three strikers, but without much service they were still in a drought.
Half-time: Portugal 1 - Poland 0
Vitor Baia again looked less than confident going up for crosses and
Poland should have been looking to send more of them in to make him feel uncomfortable,
instead of trying to shoot directly at him.
Pauleta doubled the score on 65 minutes; getting in the box to slide the ball between
Marek Kozminski and Jerzy Dudek.
Pauleta earned his hat-trick in the 77th minute - turning Tomasz Waldoch twice before
shooting across Jerzy Dudek.
Rui Costa rounded up a great Portuguese performance against a lackluster Poland by
latching onto Capucho's perfect return pass - 88 mins.
Rui Costa could have made it 5-0 in the last minute of normal time but
took too long trying to go alone and his final shot was cleared off the line.
Poland ran out of ideas and kissed their World Cup tournament
good-bye, while Portugal still have to beat South Korea or hope that Poland can beat the
United States if Portugal draw with the hosts.
Portugal 4 -
Man of the Match:
Pedro Pauleta - His goals brought renewed life to Portugal's World Cup campaign.
Piotr Swierczewski (21 mins)
Nuno Frechaut (25 mins)
Jorge Costa (27 mins)
Rui Jorge (31 mins)
Arkadiusz Bak (39 mins)
1 Vitor Baia; 2 Jorge Costa, 5 Fernando Couto, 18 Nuno Frechaut (22 Beto - 63 mins), 23
Rui Jorge; 17 Paulo Bento, 11 Sergio Conceicao (19 Capucho - 69 mins), 7 Luis Figo, 20
Petit; 9 Pedro Pauleta, 8 Joao Pinto (10 Rui Costa - 60 mins).
1 Jerzy Dudek; 6 Tomasz Hajto, 21 Marek Kozminski, 15 Tomasz Waldoch, 4 Michal Zewlakow (5
Tomasz Rzasa - 71 mins); 10 Radoslav Kaluzny (17 Arkadiusz Bak - 17 mins), 18 Jacek
Krzynowek, 7 Piotr Swierczewski; 9 Pavel Kryszalowicz, 11 Emmanuel Olisadebe, 19 Maciej
Zurawski (14 Marcin Zewlakow - 56 mins).
Referee: Hugh Dallas
Denmark, France, Senegal, Uruguay.
Paraguay, Slovenia, Spain,
Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Turkey.
South Korea, United States.
Korea First Round Matches.
Cameroon, Germany, Republic of Ireland,
Argentina, England, Nigeria, Sweden.
Croatia, Ecuador, Italy, Mexico.
Belgium, Japan, Russia, Tunisia.
Japan First Round Matches.
2002 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
Group Tables - Leading Goalscorers.
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