World Cup Update - RO16 Day 4
Day 4 of round of 16 games, much like day 3, had one game FULL of drama, and another one almost entirely bereft of it.
Game 1 today pitted surprise Group F winners Morocco against Group E runners up Spain. Despite the seeding, Spain were favorites in this match, which went all the way to the death of extra time, 0-0. Despite having, presumably, watched Japan throw away a chance at the final 8 by missing every PK they took, Spain couldn't bury a single one. Morocco punctuated their upset victory with a Hakimi paninka right down main street, and Morocco cheese their way into the Quarterfinal to face Portugal.
Game 2 matched Group H winners Portugal against Group G runners up Switzerland. According to betting odds, this matchup was predicted to be the closest in the round of 16, and it... well... wasn't. Despite missing newly minted Al-Nassr man Ronaldo in the starting lineup, the Portuguese piled on 6 goals en route to a dominating victory over Shaqiri and friends, 6-1. They move on to play Morocco in the Quarterfinal.