June 21, 2010
Portugal vs Korea DPR at Cape Town Stadium
Portugal fans celebrate a goal. Photo by Bronwen D’Oliveira
On a cold, wet day in Cape Town, Portuguese fans went wild as their team dealt Korea DPR the biggest thrashing of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ so far, winning 7-0 at Cape Town Stadium.
It was raining, and it was raining goals, much to the delight of thousands of Portugal fans in the stadium.
For Cape Town football fans, the match was perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the greatest players of the 21st century, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid star, who made his name at Manchester United, showed his full range of skills from start to finish, proving his worth as both player and captain. It was fitting that he scored the sixth goal in the 87th minute.
Raúl Meireles opened the scoring for Portugal in the 29th minute and cheers rang out all around Cape Town.
Portugal midfielder, Simão Sabrosa, extended Portugal’s lead in the 52nd minute and three minutes later, centre forward, Hugo Almeida, headed in Portugal’s third goal.
Before the hour mark, Portugal netted their fourth goal, when midfielder, Tiago Mendes, pushed the ball passed the Korean goalkeeper with his right foot.
To really rub it in, Portugal striker, Liedson, who came on as a substitute, scored in the 81st minute and then following Ronaldo’s goal, Mendes netted his second in the 89th minute.
Whether your team won or lost today, Cape Town is known for offering various specials during winter to keep everybody smiling, so when deciding where to eat tonight, have a look at our blog on winter restaurant specials. Even though it is a wet Monday, you can still have a good night out in Cape Town, with places like Long Street offering plenty of options.
On Thursday, Cape Town Stadium will host Cameroon and the Netherlands. Both of these countries have had a big following during the tournament so far and there has been a good deal of banter between fans in the build up to the match.
See a full schedule of Cape Town matches, which includes three knock-out matches. If your team is taking part in any of these, or if you are simply one of the many people who wish to visit Cape Town, see our domestic flight and accommodation specials.