Manchester United Midfielder Bruno Fernandes said he thought Cristiano Ronaldo had scored Portugal’s opener in their 2-0 win over Uruguay on Monday even though he was credited with the goal.
Ronaldo wheeled away in celebration, acting as though he had scored yet another goal at the World Cup.
But after VAR, it was determined he didn’t.
“It doesn’t matter who scores. Whether it’s me or Cristiano Ronaldo.
“The important thing is to get out of the group. We are in the last 16,” Fernandes told reporters afterwards.
He went on:
“I don’t know whose goal it was. I celebrated as if it had been Cristiano’s goal, it seemed to me that he had touched the ball, my aim was to cross the ball for him.
“What’s important is that we were able to go to the next round and (secure) a very important win against a very tough opponent.”
Portugal have now qualified for the knockout stages of the 2022 World Cup after winning their first two group matches.