World Cup 2022: The MOTM awards are a joke: Surely Bruno Fernandes was better than Cristiano Ronaldo?

It is teams such as Ghana that make the World Cup the finest competition in the world. Their people’s joy, whether their team win or lose, is thrilling, as is the resilience of the players on the pitch.

They dreamed of conjuring up another World Cup surprise for a good part of the match and almost equalized in the 98th minute through Inaki Williams.

Portugal won 3-2, but did not impress. They didn’t play well, suffered at the end and only Bruno Fernandes was at the expected level. Joao Felix and Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t shine despite the goals.

The MOTM awards are a joke: Surely Bruno Fernandes was better than Cristiano Ronaldo?

The player who gets the applause when the line-ups are announced and the one who is chased by photographers is Cristiano Ronaldo.

He is also the man who received the MOTM award, but without impressing too much, showing these awards are a joke, as Kevin de Bruyne also pointed out on Wednesday night.

The one who stood out for Portugal was Bruno Fernandes. He was the player who won the match for the Portuguese team with two great assists to Joao Felix and Rafael Leao.

The Manchester United playmaker is by far the best player in Fernando Santos‘ team, but Portugal can play much better.

The MOTM awards are a joke: Surely Bruno Fernandes was better than Cristiano Ronaldo?

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring from the spot after falling down in the area following a challenge from a Ghana defender.

It was not until the fourth replay when that slight touch on Ronaldo‘s foot was seen, which prevented VAR from asking the referee to check the play. However, such an action should never be penalized as a penalty.

The MOTM awards are a joke: Surely Bruno Fernandes was better than Cristiano Ronaldo?

Thanks to the game between Ghana and Portugal, we were introduced to Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus, who drove the Portugal defense crazy.

He is certainly a player to keep an eye on.

The MOTM awards are a joke: Surely Bruno Fernandes was better than Cristiano Ronaldo?

It was the 98th minute and Inaki Williams hid behind Diogo Costa, who didn’t see him.

The Portugal goalkeeper threw the ball to the ground and Inaki managed to steal it, but he slipped and couldn’t believe what happened as Portugal cleared the ball.