Cristiano Ronaldo bows out of World cup on the same night Lionel Messi did so, as Portugal cannot survive Edinson Cavani’s clinical double and Uruguay set up a quarter-final with France.

2018 World Cup

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Match Events

7′ GOAL! Uruguay 1-0 Portugal (Cavani)

Suarez whips a superb cross to the far post where Cavani rises to head home. The dynamic duo link-up once again and Portugal are behind!

Strike partners for 12 years, born in the same city in Uruguay just three weeks apart. Suarez and Cavani get the game off to a flying start!

22′ SAVE! Suarez’s free-kick shot denied by Rui Patricio

Suarez shoots low from the free-kick, forcing Patrico into action to palm away at his left-hand post.

31′ Ronaldo’s free-kick shot stopped by the wall!

Bentancur concedes a free-kick in Ronaldo territory, giving him the opportunity to strike at goal. However, his effort is slammed straight into the wall.

51′ Guerreiro’s shot over the bar

The ball bounces up nicely for Guerreiro, who volleys a looping effort over the top of Muslera’s net.

55′ GOAL! Uruguay 1-1 Portugal (Pepe)

Portugal go short from a corner and Guerreiro whips a cross into the middle, where Pepe has skinned his marker and heads past Muslera. It is the first goal Uruguay have conceded at this World Cup.

Portugal have had plenty of opportunities to put the ball into the middle but Guerreiro is the only man so far who has actually delivered a decent cross.

62′ GOAL! Uruguay 2-1 Portugal (Cavani)

Uruguay restore their lead! A superb break sees Bentancur feed the ball across to Cavani, who curls superbly into the far corner of the net to give Patricio no chance.

Both of Uruguay’s goals in this game have been superb. Bentancur’s pass to Cavani was inviting and the Paris Saint-Germain man is now on a hat-trick.

70′ OVER! Bernardo Silva misses open chance

A golden opportunity as Muslera fumbles the ball and it finds it’s way to Bernardo Silva on the edge of the area, who slashes a shot over the bar. A real waste!

77′ Guerreiro’s volley goes over the bar for the second time

Match Report

Edinson Cavani’s double earned Uruguay a 2-1 win over Portugal and a World Cup quarter-final against France, with a tearful Cristiano Ronaldo knocked out on the same day as his rival Lionel Messi.

Argentina’s hopes of going one step better than a narrow defeat to Germany in the 2014 final were ended by a 4-3 loss to Les Bleus, with Ronaldo quickly following Messi out of the tournament.

Cavani struck in the seventh minute of Saturday’s last-16 tie in Sochi to put Uruguay in control, but Portugal hit back after the interval when Pepe headed home Raphael Guerreiro’s cross.

However, Uruguay soon led again when Cavani curled in a peach of a finish, though his delight soon turned to anguish as the striker limped off after appearing to pull a muscle.

Portugal pressed in search of a second equaliser but Bernardo Silva missed their best chance to level, screwing off-target when faced with an open goal after Fernando Muslera dropped a cross into his path.

Oscar Tabarez’s men can now look forward to facing France in Nizhny Novgorod, with Ronaldo and Portugal unable to follow up their surprise success at Euro 2016 two years ago.

Line-ups

Uruguay XI: Muslera (GK); Laxalt, Gimenez, Godin (C), Caceres; Nandez, Bentancur, Vecino, Torreira; Suarez, Cavani.

Subs: Campana (GK), M. Silva (GK), Varela, Sanchez, Rodriguez, Arrascaeta, Stuani, G. Silva, M. Pereira, Gomez, Coates, Urretaviscaya.

Portugal XI: Patricio (GK); Guerreiro, Pepe, Fonte, R. Pereira; Mario, W. Carvalho, Adrien Silva, B. Silva; Ronaldo (C), Guedes.

Subs: Lopes (GK), Beto (GK), Alves, M. Fernandes, Moutinho, Andre Silva, Dias, B. Fernandes, Martins, Rui, Quaresma, Cedric.

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