USA vs. Portugal: Goals and Highlights from Group G Match

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJune 22, 2014

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Silvestre Varela scored a late, last-ditch equaliser for Portugal to stun the United States 2-2 and keep the former's hopes of advancing to the knockout stage alive. 

On Portugal's last attack of the match, Cristiano Ronaldo picked out Varela with a perfect cross. 

Incredible pass by Cristiano Ronaldo to tie game 2-2 https://t.co/F4LE6Fv7ZI

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Clint Dempsey gave the Americans a shocking late lead, as he used his body to knock in a cross to give the United States the late 2-1 lead in their Group G clash.

CLINT DEMPSEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! USA 2-1 https://t.co/M5kqdumC27

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Jermaine Jones scored a stunning leveler previously. It was his first-ever World Cup goal and was quite impressive. 

JERMAINE JONES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!USA 1-1 https://t.co/DbPzuAwlnh

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Nani had previously opened the scoring for Portugal in the fifth minute, pouncing on a failed clearance from the American back line. 

US miscue leads to Nani goal 1-0 Portugal https://t.co/tUG5XhcHgp

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Portugal nearly doubled their lead, but Tim Howard made an incredible save to keep the Americans in the match. 

TIM HOWARD!!!!! https://t.co/jD4Dlu8hwM

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Michael Bradley had a chance early in the second half to level for the United States, but defender Ricardo Costa made an incredible goal-line clearance. 

US so close , Great save by Ricardo Costa https://t.co/dZe2rm9HjW

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