Portugal dominates and leads NKorea 1-0

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Portugal dominates and leads NKorea 1-0

Raul Mierles scored in the 29th minute to give Portugal a 1-0 lead over North Korea in the teams’ World Cup group match.

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Published: Mon 21 Jun 2010, 6:28 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:16 AM

Ricardo Carvalho had already hit the post with a header as Portugal dominated before Mierles scored with a low shot from about 12 meters (yards).

Playing in a constant rain, several players lost their footing at Green Point Stadium.

Cha Jong Hyok had North Korea’s first shot on goal in the 11th minute but it went just wide from 20 meters (yards) out. Its best chance came in the 18th when goalkeeper Eduardo could not hold on to a fierce shot from Hong Yong Jo but Pak Nam Chol headed the loose ball over.

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