Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Portugal @ Iran by AndyB

FIFA

Portugal (V) vs. Iran (H)

Mordovia Arena
Saransk


Monday Jun 25,2018 02:00 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by AndyB for Portugal

Post Game Report Card

Overall Performance
Overall Team Grade
B-  
 
Execution
C+  
 
Offensive Play
B  
 
Defensive Effectiveness
A-  
 
Player of the Match
Ricardo Quaresma  
 
Overall Match Quality
B+  
 
Overall Game Assessment
This was a much more intriguing match than it was supposed to be. Portugal could not shake the Iranians and a late PK allowed the Persians to walk away with a well deserved tie - but short of advancing. So, despite their sluggish and somewhat uncharacteristic performance today, Portugal gets by as the lower seed. Iran had the chance for the winner late, but shanked it into the side netting. That would have doomed Portugal's chances in stoppage time. Referee could barely keep control of the match...
Unit Performance
Coaching
Game Strategy
B-  
 
Overall Preparedness
D  
 
Lineup & Substitutions
B+  
 
In-Game Management
B-  
 
Coaching Comments
Getting Queresma out of there was probably a great move! He was going to get a red card if he stayed in...
Offensive Performance
Generating Scoring Opportunities
C-  
 
Finishing
C+  
 
Corner Kicks
D  
 
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
C+  
 
Controlling Tempo/Possession
C+  
 
Generating Pressure
C+  
 
Offense Comments
Not a typical Portugal performance against an upstart, but not as talented Iranian team.
Defensive Performance
Goalkeeping
A  
 
Executing Defensive Game Plan
B-  
 
Controlling Offensive Pressure
A  
 
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
A-  
 
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
B  
 
Transition/Counterattack
B+  
 
Defense Comments
The PK at the end really hurt.
Midfield Play
Maintaining Possession
C+  
 
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
B  
 
Defensive Support & Transition
A  
 
Controlling Tempo
B-  
 
Midfield Comments
 
 
Player Performance
Player
Pos
Grade
Bernardo Silva (10)
MF 
Cristiano Ronaldo (7)
FW 
C- 
He was frustrated the whole match. Missing a penalty kick did not help...