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Portugal vs. North Korea: How the World Cup's first goal fest unfolded

We thought Brazil would lay the goals on North Korea, but instead it was their former colonial masters who pounded the Stalinist regime's soccer team 7-0 during today's Portugal vs. North Korea match.

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Meireles put another perfect Ronaldo pass wide and Simão should have done better with just the keeper to beat. Ronaldo himself was unlucky to see a 25-yeard strike ricochet off the top of the bar.

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Substitute Liédson made it five in the 81st minute with his first touch of the ball. The Brazilian-born striker seized on a defensive mistake to crash the ball home.

That would have been Portugal’s biggest ever World Cup victory, but they were not finished yet.

Ronaldo got No. 6 in the 87th minute when he was fortunate to see a goalkeeper’s botched clearance fall perfectly for him to knock the rebound into the empty net (see video below). Just two minutes later, Tiago got his second and Portugal’s seventh with a nice glancing header.

It doesn’t get much better than this for coach Carlos Queiroz’s men.

Portugal face the mighty Brazil in their final game but their goal difference now makes them heavy favorites to reach the second round at the expense of the Ivory Coast.

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