28 March 2009

Ricardo Carvalho, walked off with ice on back for a minute 17', played as RIGHT-BACK from 44', Portugal 0-0 Sweden, March 28, 2009

Ricardo Carvalho had to make changes to his usual game in today's Portugal 0-0 Sweden, March 28, 2009.

Usually, he's a central defender, runs down the middle sometimes. Here he had more functions because Jose Bosiingwa, right-back, got injured in the 45th minute. Queiroz didn't have any more right-backs on the bench. Bosingwa awas replaced by a central defender, FC Porto's ROLANDO. Carvalho was moved to the right as a right-back!

He did the throws on the right side. Did a few runs on the right side and made crosses to the area.

60' Ricardo Carvalho making a run on the right side, cross to the area but hits the far post

84' miscalculation or no communication between Cristiano Ronaldo and Carvalho in this Portugal corner kick. CR7 heads it toward the ground to the far post. Carvalho heads it too right after but instead heads the ball over the bar. Both are disappointed.

92' Corner kick taken by Mellberg (Juventus), headed by Carvalho. Carvalho was offside on the far post. Mellberg kept arguing with the referee even after the free kick.
Interesting that there wasn't another right-back on the bench. When Ferreira was called up there was Miguel, Ferreira, and Bosingwa.

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