Portugal had the best of the opening ten minutes. On 3’ Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot was easily gathered by Myong Guk, on 7’, Ricardo Carvalho hit the post after Simao Sabrosa had gained a corner kick.
Jong Hyok manages DPR Korea’s first attempt on 11’, shooting just wide. On 18’, Nam Chol should have done better with a header in front of goal after Eduardo parried Yong Jo’s shot.
On 29’ Raul Meireles scored Portugal’s goal after a good pass from Tiago. Portugal’s three corners to one sums up the first half.
Tiago had his shot saved on 46’; on 50’ a free kick for DPR Korea saw Tae Se’s shot gathered by Eduardo. On 53’, 2-0 Simao Sabrosa, converting a great pass from Meireles. 3-0 on 56’, Hugo Almeida, after a cross from Fabio Coentrao.
Jong Hun Kim made two substitutions on the hour but Portugal pressed forwards relentlessly. Captain Cristiano Ronaldo found Tiago, who made it 4-0. On 72’, Ronaldo’s shot was saved by Myong Guk. Liedson entered on 77’ and four minutes later, scored the 5-0. Finally, Ronaldo broke a 16-month fast and made it 6-0. Tiago got his second of the match and Portugal’s seventh on 89’.
DPR Korea: R. Myong Guk, C. Jong Hyok (Song Chol), R. Jun Il, P. Nam Chol (Kum Il), R. Kwang Chon, J. Yun Nam, J. Tae Se, H. Yong Jo, M. In Guk (Yong Jun), P. Chol Jin, A. Yong Hak
Portugal: Eduardo, Bruno Alves, Ricardo Carvalho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mendes, Simão Sabrosa (Duda), Miguel, R. Meireles (Veloso), Hugo Almeida (Liedson), Tiago, Fabio Coentrao