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Iran vs. Portugal 2018 World Cup: Portugal survives late surge to advance with 1
- Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand dives in vain as Ricardo Quaresma of Portugal scores his team’s first goal on Monday.
- Ronaldo missed a golden opportunity to give Portugal a 2-0 lead in the 53rd minute after a VAR review awarded him a penalty kick, but Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand turned away his shot bound for the bottom right corner of the net.
- Halftime: Portugal 1, Iran 0 Portugal finally got a goal to show for its first-half dominance in the 45th minute on a perfectly placed shot by Ricardo Quaresma.
- Miscommunication almost costs Iran Portugal had a chance in the ninth minute when Iran defender Saeid Ezatolahi and goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand collided in front of the net.
- An early chance for Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo, who became only the second player in World Cup history to score in the first five minutes of consecutive matches, made a bid for his fifth goal of the tournament in the third minute on Monday, but Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand made a relatively easy save on a shot from the left side of the box.more