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2 vs 3
Played
November 19, 2013 8:45 PM WAT
Friends Arena — Solna
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 49766‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Sweden 2-3 Portugal (agg 2-4)

Cristiano Ronaldo was the star performer at the Friends Arena in Solna as he scored a marvellous hat-trick to seal the Seleccao's spot at next summer's World Cup in Brazil

By Charlie Scott

  • Andreas Isaksson
    3
    8
    2.00

    Andreas Isaksson

    Did well to tip a header from Alves wide in the first half before being beaten by three superb Ronaldo strikes after the break.

  • Mikael Antonsson
    3
    11
    2.00

    Mikael Antonsson

    Was blown away by Ronaldo's blistering second-half performance after looking fairly composed in the opening 45 minutes.

  • M. Lustig
    6
    9
    1.50

    M. Lustig

    Clashed with Coentrao on a couple of occasions and was fortunate to avoid a booking. Failed to help out defensively as Ronaldo terrorised Sweden's centre-backs in the second half.

  • Martin Olsson
    4
    7
    2.50

    Martin Olsson

    The Norwich City full-back pushed forward well initially, but was pinned back as Portugal found their footing in the game.

  • Per Nilsson
    4
    12
    1.50

    Per Nilsson Flop of the Match

    Like Antonsson, he impressed in the first half, but could do nothing about the Seleccao's Ronaldo-inspired onslaught after the interval. His lack of pace was clear for all three of Ronaldo's goals.

  • Alexander Kacaniklic
    3
    8
    2.00

    Alexander Kacaniklic

    Produced some weak deliveries from the left in a game that offered few opportunities for his side. Subbed off late on.

  • Kim Källström
    8
    8
    3.00

    Kim Källström

    Flashed a shot at goal just before half-time that forced Patricio into action and also provided the assist for Ibrahimovic's headed goal. Overrun in midfield as his side tired.

  • Rasmus Elm
    3
    9
    2.00

    Rasmus Elm

    Hauled off at the break after an ineffective first half.

  • Sebastian Larsson
    7
    8
    2.50

    Sebastian Larsson

    Improved as the game worn on after a couple of very poor corners at the start of the game. Linked well with Elmander and Ibrahimovic during the brief period that Sweden threatened a comeback.

  • Johan Elmander
    4
    10
    2.50

    Johan Elmander

    Struggled against the strength of Alves and Pepe and wasted a good chance on the turn late on to get his name on the scoresheet.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    66
    6
    4.00

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    So often he is Sweden's stand-out player and that was again the case this evening. Nodded past Patricio to make 2-1 before rifling a brilliant free kick home to make it 2-2.

Substitutions

  • Anders Svensson
    9
    5
    3.00

    Anders Svensson

    Put in some vital challenges as Sweden tried to stem wave after wave of Portugal attacks in the second half.

  • Jimmy Durmaz
    7
    7

    Jimmy Durmaz

    Introduced late on after Ronaldo had put the game beyond doubt.

  • Rui Patricio
    11
    7
    2.50

    Rui Patricio

    Made a strong stop from Larsson early in the second half before being beaten twice by the impressive Ibrahimovic.

  • Bruno Alves
    16
    3
    3.00

    Bruno Alves

    Performed well for the Seleccao against the dual aerial threat of Elmander and Ibrahimovic, before being held off far too easily by the latter when he scored Sweden's first.

  • Fabio Coentrao
    19
    5
    3.00

    Fabio Coentrao

    Withdrawn in the second half with a muscle complaint after an all-action display on the left.

  • João Pereira
    15
    3
    3.50

    João Pereira

    Bombed forward to good effect down the right for the visitors and put in some dangerous deliveries.

  • Pepe
    16
    6
    3.00

    Pepe

    Solid alongside Alves at centre-back for Bento's team, but for a brief shaky period in the second half when Sweden struck twice.

  • Joao Moutinho
    37
    3
    4.50

    Joao Moutinho

    Colossal in the centre of midfield for the away side. The Monaco man produced a near-perfect performance and provided the sublime assist for Ronaldo's goal.

  • Miguel Veloso
    14
    6
    3.50

    Miguel Veloso

    Was guilty of giving away the free kick that Zlatan scored Sweden's second from, but apart from that put in a disciplined display in front of Portugal's defence.

  • Nani
    15
    13
    2.00

    Nani

    Distinctly in Ronaldo's shadow as the Real Madrid man struck three times to blow Sweden away. Picked up a yellow card for a petulant foul in the second half.

  • Raúl Meireles
    13
    5
    3.00

    Raúl Meireles

    The former Chelsea midfielder completed a physical midfield trio alongside Moutinho and Veloso, and he made his presence felt with some crunching tackles.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    152
    22
    5.00

    Cristiano Ronaldo Top of the Match

    A phenomenal performance from the Seleccao captain, which included a fantastic hat-trick, sealed their spot in next summer's World Cup and made him Portugal's joint all-time top goalscorer.

  • Hugo Almeida
    13
    7
    3.50

    Hugo Almeida

    Held the ball up very well for his team, particularly when he flicked the ball through to Ronaldo for him to score their side's second goal in the 77th minute. Headed just wide in the first half.

Substitutions

  • Antunes
    7
    3
    3.00

    Antunes

    Performed well at left-back after replacing the injured Coentrao.

  • Ricardo Costa
    7
    2
    2.50

    Ricardo Costa

    Introduced late on to shore up his side's defence. Won a couple of important headers.

Results
Second Leg
Times In WAT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robin van Persie Robin van Persie
Striker
Manchester United
11 2
Edin Dzeko Edin Dzeko
Striker
Man City
10 0
Mesut Özil Mesut Özil
Midfielder
Arsenal
8 3
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
8 1
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
8 0