South Korea stole a late goal to beat Portugal 2-1 in the World Cup on Friday, a win that ensured the Asian side a place in the Round 16 ahead of Uruguay based on the number of goals scored. With time ticking on South Korea's chance in the tournament, striker Son Heung-min ran free after a Portugal corner in added time and slipped a pass to Hwang Hee-chan, who eased past Diogo Costa to run riot at Education Stadium in Qatar.
After Ricardo Horta provided an early lead to Portugal, Kim Young-Gwon scored an equaliser in the 27th minute of the game. The stoppage time win for South Korea secured a second place in Group H for South Korea ahead of Uruguay, who were expecting a better performance from Portugal after winning 2-0 against Ghana.
Meanwhile, Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo had an average day on the ground as he failed on a couple of occasions before he was substituted by his coach in the 65th minute of the game. The former Manchester United striker was reportedly 'insulted' by South Korean played Cho Gue-sung as he was leaving the pitch. Even Ronaldo confirmed the incident by telling the South Korean player to 'shut up' after the latter told the legendary striker to leave the ground quickly.
However, fresh development in the matter is that South Korean fans were seen mocking the Portuguese striker after the Asian side notched up a thrilling win in the dying minutes of the game. As per videos going viral on the internet, South Korean players were seen shouting 'Where is Ronaldo?' after their side gave them enough reason to cheer.
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Earlier, 37-year-old appeared unhappy at the decision to bring him off in the 65th minute, but after the match ended, Fernando Santos, Portugal's coach, insisted that it was Ronaldo's interaction with the South Korean player which irked the Portugal skipper. "The player from Korea was insulting him telling him to go away, so that is why he was angry, everyone saw that," said Santos.